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That's my girl with the gorilla... but she's totally safe, says father

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 11:53 PM

Originally posted by salmoneggs
reply to post by alphaskunk

ya i guess i should just let others speak for themselves. sorry mate

You are right about the species thing. Some might say it is wrong and that all species are equal. But i do not believe that. I think higher of the human species and would defend it against any other species and if that means killing a gorilla or a virus or a bacteria or a lion or etc.. i would do it without thinking twice. I wouldn't go killing or torturing animal just for fun though.

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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:42 AM
I would never allow my child to play with a gorilla it would just be to risky and lets face it there wild animals even if they seem loving and peaceful..

I think it was a warm loving video but id be afraid the gorilla would maybe snap and get aggressive with a small child thats just my thoughts..peace,sugarcookie1

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 02:57 AM
So it seems most here persist in their ignorance. There is nothing I can say or do to convince otherwise.

Nobody can show where a Gorilla who was not threatened attacked a human, nobody can show evidence that Gorilla has ever hurt a child, nobody can even show where a threatened angry Gorilla has killed a person in the course of an attack (it supposedly has happened but I just can't find any details) yet I'm the fool.

Koko has had kittens and cats, much more fragile than a human 18 month old and never hurt them. Her cat died by getting hit by a car... All the evidence is on my side all the ignorant fear is on yours.

Give me real examples, make your argument based on more than sweeping generalities and prejudices.

Dian Fossey lived a good portion of her life with Gorillas, spent more time with them than she did with humans. She was killed in her sleep by some guy who wanted to continue killing Gorillas unchallenged.

Skunk dude has said he would gladly exterminate all Gorillas if one threatened a human who was threatening said Gorilla.

Who is dangerous to who?

There is word for this... said word is projection. Stop projecting the evil in your hearts to all animals. Some deserve it, some do not. Oddly those who deserve it the most, the Chimpanzee is most similar to humans in diet and behavior...

Large cats, Chimpanzees, dogs, horses, cattle, dolphins, etc etc... I can do a web search and in less than second find many accounts of these animals mauling and killing children, adults, humans in general. I can't find that with Gorillas.

On a personal note I vastly prefer large cats and Chimpanzees to Gorillas. Gorillas are just too damn nice to hold my interest.

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 05:10 AM

Originally posted by AkumaStreak
Most people don't have the kind of dog that could destroy a child's face in a millisecond, and the one's that do get their share of criticism.

Actually, there's many cases where "the kindest dog in the world" have suddenly attacked a family-member.

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 08:26 AM

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?

Who knows.

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.

Many years ago I saw a doco made in Burma or somewhere in that region where the family elephant would babysit a toddler while the mother was busy. The mother would draw a circle on the ground and put the baby in it and the elephant would gently nudge the baby back into the circle if it strayed. A playpen with a difference but certainly no stranger or wild animal would be game to approach the baby.

posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 12:20 PM
yeah cant wait for the i-gorrilla to come out, then everyone can play with a 'gorilla'

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