I was aghast at the remarks on the internet too. I posted stating that maybe they should remember what happened to the woman and the chimp that went nuts.
The lady’s friend owned the chimp but couldn’t get it inside so she called her friend. The friend arrived and was attacked by the animal. She lost her face, both eyes, had her fingers bit off. That was a chimp. The gorilla was a male 400 pounder. No human has a chance much less a child.
Yes, the remarks were a disgrace. Some wanted the parents fined or jailed. Others thought it was murder to kill the animal. Others couldn’t understand why it wasn’t tranquilized. Well, maybe it would have gotten irate and totally out of control.
If the handlers hadn’t killed it, many may have been witnesses to a child being mutilated and then killed.
I think it all says a lot of where our values are. What can you expect when we abort babies, discuss euthanasia, etc.