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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
I'm seeing a lot of stereotyping going on here.
"I've heard gorillas can be dangerous! Get that child away from it!"
"I've heard black men steal stuff! Get that black dude away from my car!"
See the similarities? This is not to start a conversation on racism, it's to show how this can be taken as a stereotype against gorillas. I mean, you're going to give your child to a group of human beings (Day Care), one of the most violent and untrustworthy species on the planet, but a tame gorilla frightens you?
Chillax. That gorilla has best mother instincts than the manager of your local day care facility.
Originally posted by DeepImpactX
Every animal on this planet is capable of being violent. If he works with animals for a living and doesn't understand that, he's overpaid.
Every parent on this planet is capable of being stupid and that father is the perfect case in point. He needs to prove his point with someone other than a helpless child. And his OWN to boot. It's obvious that he's placing the understanding of an animal over the safety of his own child.
The man is an idiot.
Originally posted by blupblup
reply to post by ollncasino
Well he obviously knows what he's doing and has raised many Gorillas and been around them long enough to know and it's his kid... so I guess he is the only one who matters and he knows best.
I think the tone and wording of the Daily Mail "piece" is very offensive and they are clearly attacking him.
I can't find this story anywhere else really.... is it newsworthy?
As for your dog comment, most people do trust their dog around their children... if your dog was a violent breed and prone (or at least perceived to be prone) to attacks then I guess people would have to be more careful, but most domestic animals and clearly these Gorillas are pretty good with young and have no problems whatsoever being around them and being loving and caring of them.
Originally posted by Consequence
No different than with playing with a dog that could chew the kid's head off if it wished.
The parent is responsible for whatever happens.
I would bet an troy ounce of gold that some of the nay sayers here have left their infants outside for a few minutes