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Who is at fault?

The zoo for not having proper/adequate safety measures and barriers?
1 (11.1%)
The parents for not properly watching the child?
5 (55.6%)
Undecided
3 (33.3%)

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Who is at fault at the Cinncinati Zoo?
« on: June 01, 2016, 09:45:51 am »
Taking a cue from this thread here:
http://forums.furtopia.org/news-forum/gorilla-killed-to-save-child/
..........who do think is responsible for what happened at the Cinncinati Zoo?
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Re: Who is at fault at the Cinncinati Zoo?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 09:50:14 am »
I don't have enough information on the parent's styles of looking after their child, nor of the zoo's safety policies to make a decision.

Sometimes, things can happen which are tragic accidents, but not the specific fault of anyone. But today's culture is very fond of finding someone, anyone, to shift blame onto.
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Re: Who is at fault at the Cinncinati Zoo?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 01:41:10 pm »
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But today's culture is very fond of finding someone, anyone, to shift blame onto.

This is so true because people today don't want to take/face responsibility themselves. People just want to "take the easy way out" so to speak and blame others for everything that happens around them. Kinda pisses me off.  >:(
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Re: Who is at fault at the Cinncinati Zoo?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 09:21:43 am »
In the past Zoo's kept animals in small caged environments. Animal rights
people demanded Zoos create open envioroments for the public to view
animals in more of an natural state. To their credit they did create
them, but it would seem in trying to make the experience good for
viewing they forgot to protect the ignorant from themselves. Humans
are curious, and when you add that to lack of experience there can be
trouble.

There is no perfect solution, but I think a 3ft high barrier is no barrier
at all, at least to  a determined human child.

So the fault is likely more the Zoo or the designers of it. I would blame
the parent, but she only acted like most all parents, and society doesn't
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Re: Who is at fault at the Cinncinati Zoo?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2016, 07:03:17 pm »
I picked the parents. You need to watch your kids! That way something like this never happens!  >:(