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Though the family's identities have not been officially released,

The mother called the child "Isaiah" on video recordings, and the mother's name has been given in comments, and she mentioned the incident on a Facebook posting, apparently now taken down.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon May 30, 2016, 03:04 AM (0 replies)

Because of its size - 450 lbs- the gorilla could have easily harmed the child, likely ca 40 lbs,

inadvertently, breaking the child's limbs, back, or neck. A tranquilizing gun would cause the animal to be agitated initially, again with possibility of harm to the child.
The child was between the gorilla's legs when it was killed.
The zoo, with a long reputation for breeding endangered species, including gorillas, acted according to national zoological standards for such a situation.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon May 30, 2016, 02:44 AM (0 replies)

Video and photo of the incident available at

http://wlwt.com/news
and
http://local12.com/news/local

On the video, you can hear "Mommy's right here!" "Mommy loves you." "Be calm!"
"He's got my baby!"
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat May 28, 2016, 10:09 PM (1 replies)

This was posted by Bipartisan REport in early April.

Any update or follow-through?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat May 28, 2016, 09:02 PM (1 replies)

Likely someone filmed at least some part of the ten minutes the gorilla was

holding or dragging the child.
If so, it will appear online and/or on news broadcasts.

The Cincinnati Zoo is well-known for its animal breeding programs, including many gorillas over the years.
Harambe was a silverback, perhaps rarer than other gorilla species.

Children can be very quick and clever when they have the imagination and determination to get someplace or do something.
Children can also be deluded by cartoons and movies that depict wild animals as benign or friendly, when in fact that is not the animals nature at that time.

Parents have to do whatever is necessary to protect their children.
I did use, very infrequently but when I considered it necessary to protect a very active and inquisitive toddler, a type of harness and leash. I didn't like doing that, but felt it necessary under the situation, and all grew to adulthood none the worse.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat May 28, 2016, 08:55 PM (1 replies)

One million $ is not enough. Trump wants $10 million for women's health. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri May 27, 2016, 02:49 AM (0 replies)

I'm there - very fatigued by Trump, and not willing to listen or watch

any more of his appearances on all manner of media.
I can't imagine having that presence in my life for an extended period.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri May 27, 2016, 02:33 AM (0 replies)

Public school? Charter school? Religious school?

What does your son wish you to do?
Is he willing to take action or have you take action in his name, knowing that there could be unpleasant consequences, perhaps long-term for him, if action is taken?
Are you willing for him to endure long-term consequences if a response is unwelcome?

You have to determine your level of commitment to consequences before determining if, and how to respond.

1. The teacher could be answered or challenged in a letter.
2. The principal could be notified of the teacher's words and conduct in class time. (Did the teacher launch the words knowing she could get away with it - Did she know or believe that the principal would back her up?)
3. The school board could be made aware of the teacher's words and actions.

Good luck. Just be sure your son feels strongly enough about the problem to pursue.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu May 26, 2016, 04:56 PM (1 replies)

Thank you. nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu May 26, 2016, 04:17 PM (0 replies)

I thought there was a shortage of marriageable women in China, due to

the one-child policy in effect for so many years and only recently loosened.
During that time, parents preferred a male child, so girls were frequently aborted or abandoned when born.

Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu May 26, 2016, 01:14 AM (1 replies)
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