Gorilla’s death calls for human responsibility, not animal personhood

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Gorilla’s death calls for human responsibility, not animal personhood

Richard L. Cupp, Pepperdine University

My reaction to the killing of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo when a child went into the gorilla’s enclosure is probably typical: I am sickened and I am angry. This must not happen again.

One step that some advocates will surely press for in light of Harambe’s killing is to change our legal system to

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