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Gorilla Killed In Cleveland

What do you all think about the sad incident at the Cleveland zoo where a gorilla was killed to save a child?

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Yes Darlene I will pray for you, your Husband and your dog.

I hope they can find the bee hives they are coming from.

Some good news that you find them dead, so at least something is killing them.

My understanding is that Bees are smart and will leave areas that are killing them.

But nevertheless give them ahead start of leaving your home.

God Bless
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/9/16


Nicole Lacey Thank you,right now he has a stomach virus,pretty sick and I have been sick with a form of it for over a week. Nicole I have been finding dead bees in my kitchen floor so I looked them up and they look like killer Bees or Carpenter Bees one,now I must get someone to come kill them very dangerous for Senior Citizens and we also have a Lab away from home training to retrieve but due home any time. They would kill her. I am going to get them killed out if we can find where their hive is. Please pray I can get them killed out and for F N my husband. I hope you are well and doing fine.
---Darlene_1 on 9/8/16


Darlene, I pray all is well with your husband?
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/5/16


Nicole Lacey that is so true our son has Kidney Stones a lot. My husband only had one his whole life when our children were 4 and 6 ,they are 58 and 60 now. I hope they checked he had a MRI and thats how they found the Bladder ones,they look up in there Thursday and he can mention the back pain then. He has back trouble before but not the same place I think it was higher. Thanks so much for your prayers.
---Darlene_1 on 8/30/16


//my husband found out this morning he has Bladder Stones..He is having a terrible back ache and in fact so bad he is in bed with it,we think it probably is the stones doing it.--Darlene_1 on 8/29/16

Please call the doctor and ask if he might have any stones passing through the Kidneys. (unless you already know, or told the MD of his back pain)

You can develop stones in the bladder as it's origin, but most start in the kidneys.

I ask because of the back pain. Lower flank area of the back?
Flank (lower back but more towards the sides of the back as where the kidneys are located.)

I am praying for your husband and you as well.

Pace yourself.

---Nicole_Lacey on 8/29/16




Leon That sounds like a very good point but I must ask you,is that only mammals ? Leon I'm sorry to get off the subject but my husband found out this morning he has Bladder Stones and Thursday morning they will be looking at them and then make an appointment for later to blast them to break them up to pass. He is having a terrible back ache and in fact so bad he is in bed with it,we think it probably is the stones doing it. Please pray for him he is still recovering from the number 8 stroke he had Jan 31 this year. He is 83 and we both give God many thanks for all he has already done for him. Thank you so much. Darlene 1
---Darlene_1 on 8/29/16


///Nicole Lacey Since I have been looking at things on Facebook I have realized how animals of many kinds feel sorrow and the feelings humans do. Love is a strong feeling in most of them. To me God is so great and kind to give all those feelings to animals or maybe he is to give them to us since the animals came first Ha ha.---Darlene_1 on 8/1/16///

Darlene: Since God is Love & He created all living beings, wouldn't it stand to reason that animals would also show feelings of compassion like their Creator?
---Leon on 8/1/16


Nicole Lacey Since I have been looking at things on Facebook I have realized how animals of many kinds feel sorrow and the feelings humans do. Love is a strong feeling in most of them. To me God is so great and kind to give all those feelings to animals or maybe he is to give them to us since the animals came first Ha ha.
---Darlene_1 on 8/1/16


Dolphins also grieve like humans.

I saw a pair of Dolphins making sad louds as they took turns tossing their baby dead dolphin in the water.

Whales display grief as well over a dead relative.

Go to YouTube (I believe) to see the exchange of the Whales and Seals saving each others babies.

The seals first pushed a baby whale into the ocean (They were afraid of it)saving it from dying.
Later it shows the whales tossing back a baby seal as if they were saying thank you the seals.

I hope you can see it. It will bring tears to your eyes.

---Nicole_Lacey on 7/30/16


Nicole Lacey Thanks for sharing that, yes wild animals do have the tenderness for young even though not tamed by man. Our pet dog came from wolves and it's not unusual for a dog to mother and adopt a kitten. My dog Rusty did that,I was a child and got a pet kitten too and Rusty even came to her milk for the kitten. Sadly the kitten was run over and I brought it back to the back porch and was crying over it and Rusty came too and cried real tears running down her face. Love isn't limited to humans.
---Darlene_1 on 7/21/16




Darlene, I heard about a 2 year old wanderer off into the woods wearing only a thin T-shirt and diaper.

It was very cold that night, and people were afraid the child would freeze to death.

They searched for the child all night. Early in the morning a man saw a pack of wolves sleeping at a distance. The man shot his gun in the air to scatter the wolves.

The wolves woke up and ran. That when they found the child waking up from sleep himself. Unharmed and his body was warmed because the wolves protected the child from the cold.

Wild animals can be gentle and kind.
But we call them wild for a reason. We just don't know what they will do.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/20/16


Nicole Lacey In the wild those Gorillas when a Silverback like him they become the caretakers also and know well how to tend to small ones. I saw a band of wild Gorilla's in the Jungle allow a man to sit down and the babies were touching and going all around,rubbing his hair with the Daddy Silverback not 3 feet from him and he allowed it until the babies got to far from Daddy and he took one by the arm and gave it a little throw away from the man and then led them all off. Yes he might have hurt him but he hadn't even when he pulled him through the water. A female talking Gorilla,using Sign Language had a kitten come in her cage and was gentle and loving. I think they should have used a high dose to put the Gorilla to sleep and save the child.
---Darlene_1 on 7/19/16


Darlene, I truly believe the gorilla didn't intend to hurt the child.

But, it dragged the child too hard in the water. God protected the child by making sure there wasn't a stone in the water path. The child could have hit it's head and died or had brain damage.

What else could the Zoo Keepers have done at that moment?

If it was your great grandchild you wouldn't wanted them to take ANY chances.

Just like we never leave a puppy with a toddler because toddlers play too rough, so the gorilla's hands might have squeezed the child too hard.

Since it wasn't a FEMALE gorilla, it may not have known how to cuddle a child correctly. A female gorilla would have picked up the child like a baby and carried it as such.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/19/16


Nicole Lacey I am a Great Grandmother I would never put a childs life as less important than an animal,that was never the point. The point was,that was not a wild Gorilla with a kill mentality ,his job was to protect the children and his family group but that would make him tender to all small things. At first he was protecting the child but the crowd started yelling and that probably caused him to try to grab the child and flee. We will never know. I know this he was an Ape that loved people for 15 years,played jokes on them,with them with him,he laughed,teased,and climbed the wall and fall back in their arms for them to catch him. Loaning out a special animal like that proved fatal but he didn't set out to hurt that child.
---Darlene_1 on 7/19/16


The Gorilla is not made in the Image of God like the child
The Gorilla is an Animal.

When the Crazy Left claim we are part of the animal kingdom DON'T BELIEVE THEM.

God didn't breathe His Spirit into the animals.

Read Genesis again if the killing of the gorilla brothers you.

God is the first One to sacrifice an animal for mankind's sake.

Genesis 3:21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

HELLO, skins of garments came from animals. Adam and Eve already clothed themselves with fig leaves. But it wouldn't have protected them from the elements.

If an animal's life is taken just to CLOTHED mankind, I think it's okay to kill them in order to SAVE mankind
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/12/16


Bill you can't wean gorillas from loving people. For one which had been released into the wild after being raised by a man and his young daughter,it had been 12 years since he saw them and the gorilla was happy to see them and even knew the girl even though she was grown now.
---Darlene_1 on 7/10/16


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If the gorilla was on loan, his trainers and others who knew and understood him might not have gone with him. So, the people managing him in that situation might not have known how to relate with him. And I suppose they were not going to leave the boy with him while they took time to make a phone call to his handlers.

Also, by the time he was a four hundred pound animal, possibly they had weaned him from socializing with people so he would be more in his natural instincts for breeding.

Baby animals can be ready to socialize with humans, but after they develop into adults they can be very different.

So, I don't know how he was with humans or not, once he had developed. How he was as a baby might be irrelevant.
---Bill on 7/8/16


A baby gorilla taken by the hand would have walked, I suppose. But the child, not understanding, might have been resisting so he was dragged.

Yes, in this world where millions of people are killed in the womb, ones give a lot more attention to a gorilla or the much fewer people being killed by terrorists.

And how does this effect how well we give our attention to God and obeying how He rules us in His own peace in our hearts?

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)
---Bill on 7/7/16


Really interesting but at the same time Sis.Darlene you got all the info thats great,I.heard the mother of the little boy actually RUNS a Children Care Operation...that certain PUTS a DAMPER
on.her record In my opinin...I could be wrong but it looks bad...I would be watching how many parents goin to trust her?? Now...
---Elena_95555 on 6/22/16


That is obviously a horrible situation. Let's pray for all involved.
---Tim on 6/11/16


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Information I found. The Gorilla was born and raised in Texas for 15 years and he was never meant for human entertainment in Texas or Cleveland. He was a Lowland Gorilla and they are an endangered species,he was raised to be part of the attempts to keep these Gorillas from going extinct. He was on loan from Texas for the Breeding program of the Zoo where he was killed. He was a tame Gorilla,hand raised with a sense of humor,he would climb the wall and then fall back in the keepers arms. He loved to play and tease. He was not the killer,the crowd was the cause,screaming at him made him confused and threatened therefore he was probably trying to protect himself and the child when he took off dragging the four Year old. Mothers fault mainly.
---Darlene_1 on 6/6/16


Looon said, "The fact that God gave us dominion over (rulership: care of) the animals makes it OUR CONCERN. Our treatment of them has a major impact upon Earth's ecology."

There you have it, folks! Out of his own computer he has confessed that he cares more about the ecology than the state of men's souls.

Leon is a Radical Leftist who tries to cover himself with a cloak of conservative Christianity.
---Monk_Brendan on 6/6/16


///Our treatment of them has a major impact upon Earth's ecology.\-Leon on 6/5/16

-Like putting them in a zoo for mere human amusement?
Might as well be just as outraged that the gorilla was there in the first place.---micha9344 on 6/6/16///

Mike: It's not merely for the spectators amusement. It's more about the "money". Zoos, around the world, are big business (big money makers). The enslaved animals are made merchandise of for the duration of their lives. It's no wonder they tend to get stressed out & sometimes become violent. That's the bottom line.
---Leon on 6/6/16


leon: "Jeery: You think animals aren't "persons".

That's right, leon - they aren't. The fact that you think they are explains a lot about you. For the record, I love animals, and they love me. But they are not of the same order as human beings, as the Bible clearly states.

I don't eat animals. Do you?



---Jerry6593 on 6/6/16


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Can someone tell me God's plan of salvation for gorillas?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/6/16


/Our treatment of them has a major impact upon Earth's ecology.\-Leon on 6/5/16
-Like putting them in a zoo for mere human amusement?
Might as well be just as outraged that the gorilla was there in the first place.
---micha9344 on 6/6/16


///...A gorilla [isn't] a moral, sentient person. [I'm] not saying...gorillas [aren't] smart. [I'm] saying...[it's] not...human. Yes, it [could've] been handled better, but [that's] not our concern. [?!!!]...---Monk_Brendan on 6/4/16///

Monkman: Gorillas lack morals & thereby don't know the difference between right & wrong behavior? They aren't cognitively conscious, sentient beings capable of thinking (reasoning) & having feelings? I dare say the slain gorilla's handlers would significantly disagree with your shallow assumptions.

The fact that God gave us dominion over (rulership: care of) the animals makes it OUR CONCERN. Our treatment of them has a major impact upon Earth's ecology.
---Leon on 6/5/16


Leooon jeered, " One issue at a time Monkman! Why don't you create a blog about the horrible crime in Chicago?"

Looooen, stop calling Monkman. I have not given you permission to call me any name. You MAY call me Monk Brendan, or Brendan. I have a range of names I haven't used for you, YET.
---Monk_Brendan on 6/4/16


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Jeery: You think animals aren't "persons" since only humans have cognition & feelings. Dumb animals don't, huh?! They're just things (possessions, human property) to be treated anyway the human race wants? That's not having dominion over them. God gave man the delegated authority of ruling over (caring for) animals. He didn't make us "owners" of them. We're responsible for their well being as they play a major role in the ecology of the planet. Our duty is to allow them FREEDOM to exist in their natural habitats, according to God's plan for them on Earth. WE SHOULDN'T ENSLAVE THEM in zoos, etc.!!!
---Leon on 6/4/16


Brendan & Reuben: You guys are right on! While the incident was transpiring, thousands of innocent babies were being slaughtered through abortion, and hundreds of Christians were being slaughtered by Muslim savages.

Human beings are made in the image of God, and man was given dominion over the animals. All the gorillas in the world are not worth one human life.


Darlene: Yes, the mother is at fault. She should have to pay the damages. The gorilla was property - not a person.


---Jerry6593 on 6/4/16


Leon snarled, " One issue at a time Monkman! Why don't you create a blog about the horrible crime in Chicago?"

A gorilla is not a moral, sentient person. I am not saying that gorillas are not smart. I am saying that it is not a human. Yes, it could have been handled better, but that is not our concern.

Our concern is to "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you." (Matt 28:19-20 KJV)
---Monk_Brendan on 6/4/16


I agree Darlene. It would seem like the crowd could've been evacuated, creating a much calmer environment for the perplexed & stressed out gorilla. Then the trainer(s) could've gone in & rescued the child. Problem solved & no dead gorilla.
---Leon on 6/3/16


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And we are worrying about a GORILLA? Where are our values, people?
---Monk_Brendan on 6/3/16

Monk,

If society believes it's ok to kill a baby in the womb, I am not surprise that it seems like most of the people believe the Gorilla should had been saved, with no concerns about the little child..very very sad!
---Ruben on 6/3/16


One issue at a time Monkman! Why don't you create a blog about the horrible crime in Chicago?

The GORILLA's life was senselessly destroyed because of the perceived risk of danger & deadly harm he could've caused the child. On the other hand, not all, but some of those people killed in Chicago could've also been shot by police who suspected individuals of potentially deadly "monkey business" which thereby immediately made them high risk targets capable of harming the police or others. They too had to be terminated?
---Leon on 6/3/16


I would say it was the mother's fault that her son had time to climb over and fall into the moat. In this day and with all the dangers from humans out there I would never even let my young teen not have me pay attention to her or him. It was a sad thing the child fell but I have to say it was partly the Zoo's fault he got drug around. If they had moved all the people out but mother the crowd wouldn't have been yelling causing the gorilla to respond as he did. That Gorilla was raised with hands on care,his main keeper cut the cord at birth,he and other keepers went in and played with him for 15 years. He was a big tease act like he was getting out and fall back and the keepers caught him. Not wild.
---Darlene_1 on 6/3/16


Over the Memorial Day weekend, Chicago police reported that six people were shot and killed, and 42 were injured in gunfire from Friday evening through midnight Monday.

Through mid-May, 216 people have been killed in Chicago. Shootings also are up 60 percent.

And we are worrying about a GORILLA? Where are our values, people? Instead of trying to lay blame on the parents, or the zoo keepers, let's just pray for the child and the family, and then show your outrage at the murders in Chicago!
---Monk_Brendan on 6/3/16


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I think the Gorilla was simply acting according to his protective instincts and nature, and was looking to rescue and protect a little one that he perceived to be in danger and distressed. What appeared to the on looking humans to be rough handling was most likely simply the way the gorilla would handle his own child that he was trying to protect from an immediate treat. However I understand the pannick that sets in when one sees a child being handled by a 400lb Gorilla who could have killed the child in a heartbeat, what wasn't considered was the fact that he didn't. However the guards did what they thought was necessary in that situation, for they had no way of knowing what the gorilla might have done, and yes it is sad.
---Josef on 6/3/16


///Don't know the whole story. Whether it's the Zoo fault or the child's fault. but if it meant protecting the child or the public then the gorilla should have been killed.---Lee on 6/1/16///

Lee: Why would you think it could possibly be a three year old child's fault? What about the adults involved in the incident? Shouldn't they bear the responsibility? Seems to me the gorilla's & child's lives wouldn't have been in danger if the "adult" people at the scene were more attentive.
---Leon on 6/2/16


Don't know the whole story. Whether it's the Zoo fault or the child's fault. but if it meant protecting the child or the public then the gorilla should have been killed.
---Lee on 6/1/16


Leon, it is possible that the gorilla was an undercover member of the Rothschild family who rule the world, and now that he has been killed, there will be a backlash.
---john1944 on 6/1/16


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The zoo administrators as well as the child's parent(s) should bear responsibility in the matter. However, I actually think the weight of responsibility should fall on the "three year old" boy's mother. She should've been more attentive.

The only innocent parties in this tragedy is the perplexed (now dead) gorilla & the inquisitive child. smh I won't be surprised if the story develops into a tale with a more sinister twist to it in the days to come. ijs
---Leon on 6/1/16


Cincinnati zoo, it could have been much worse, he could have easily killed that child, then he would have been killed anyway.
---michael_e on 6/1/16


It was very sad.
---john1944 on 6/1/16


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