Shock, horror, outrage, and a host of other reactions when a 3-year-old boy climbed into an enclosure with silverback gorillas. Harimbe, the male, dragged the child through the water and stood over him, and zoo officials decided the best course of action was to shoot the animal. Expert Jack Hanna is certain that shooting it was the correct course of action, since the gorilla was showing signs of agitation.
|Silverback gorilla image credit: Freeimages / Chad Littlejohn|
Not hardly! We should know it, but because of secularism and evolutionary thinking, people believe man is not special or created in God's image, but just a highly evolved animal. (I maintain that they are being inconsistent, on factor in goo-to-gorilla evolution is "survival of the fittest", so we should just do what is best for our own survival, right?) Some extreme environmentalists believe that most humans should be exterminated, since Earth is of primary importance. "All life is sacred", say some, but "sacred" is meaningless and subjective in this context. Ken Ham had some thoughts to share on this as well.
Don't get me wrong, I agree that the whole thing was tragic. Pointing fingers and placing blame isn't going to solve anything, nor is holding a candlelight vigil (which sounds quite pagan to me). God is the Creator, and he makes the rules, and has made himself known to us — including our interactions with animals. Secularization is costing us our humanity. Dr. James White has some similar thoughts, and you can go to the 7 minute 7 second mark in this video, or go to the same point if you download the audio (if it asks you to sign up, you can click the "maybe later" button and it will proceed).
People need the proper perspective, and also to get all the facts.