When I heard the story of Harambe, the Gorilla that was shot dead in order to save a boy’s life, the first thing I thought of was this:
I find it insulting that the same rallying cry — “Justice for…” — that was used for a black man is being used for a gorilla.
First it was “Justice for Trayvon.”
And now it’s “Justice for Harambe.”
As if the loss of one is equal to the loss of the other.
Comparing a human being to an animal is like comparing an apple to an orange.
If you say “Human beings and animals are the same,” then I have two questions:
- Do you want to eat your boyfriend/husband/one-night stand?
- Do you want to be eaten by your girlfriend/wife/one-night stand?
Because, animals do this: