So in light of the recent news regarding the killing of Harambe the Gorilla (here’s some info via a CNN article if you aren’t familiar) I felt like I should write something. There are absolutely two sides of the story and I have had several interesting and enlightening debates with friends and family today over whether it was appropriate and who is to blame for the tragedy that inherently comes with the death of an endangered species.
My opinions will stay my own until we are able to totally flesh out what happened in Cleveland, but there is one thing that is certain: that simply re-tweeting a trending hashtag does little good for an animal that has passed. Endangered species have been brought into the forefront of public consciousness and this is a perfect time to highlight some charities that are doing good work to help not one individual, but rather the entire species.
I have compiled a completely not comprehensive list of charities that focus on gorillas, and I would encourage everyone to turn their outrage into action and put their wallets where their mouths are if they are truly concerned with #Gorillas and #Harambe.