Zookeepers in Cincinnati had a split-second decision to make: spare a gorilla – or save a four-year-old child.
It appears that many animal rights activists and Hollywood celebrities believe the zoo made the wrong choice.
The child was saved. The gorilla was shot.
The ensuing outrage is beyond belief. Tens of thousands have signed petitions – demanding the parents be charged.
The hashtag gorilla lives matter trended on Twitter.