Letters to the Editor

No parent is perfect; be happy child is safe after gorilla incident

A child touches the head of a gorilla statue where flowers have been placed outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. A special zoo response team shot and killed Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat.
A child touches the head of a gorilla statue where flowers have been placed outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. A special zoo response team shot and killed Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat. AP

Really, people!!!

If you have ever had a child, you know it only takes a second for a child to get into mischief. Let the perfect parent (who stares at their child 24/7) throw the first stone.

Have we gotten so animal crazy in this country that a gorilla is more important than a child? Of course it is tragic that the animal was killed, but instead of being so quick to judge, be grateful the child is OK.

Helen Jacobsen, Arroyo Grande

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