May 31, 2016, - 5:18 pm

Animal Expert Jack Hanna: “I Agree 1,000% With Zoo’s Decision to Shoot Gorilla” – VIDEO; Mom is Childcare Worker

By Debbie Schlussel


I’m soooo tired of the warped Deadly Gorillas’ Lives Matter chorus. And so is famed animal expert and former zoo director Jack Hanna, who said he agrees “1,000%” with the Cincinnati Zoo’s decision to kill Harambe, the gorilla who got ahold of the young boy that snuck into the animal’s enclosure. Watch the video. . .

From CBS News:

Is the mother at fault? I don’t know. Sometimes parents do make mistakes and can’t control their kids’ antics. Many times parents lose their kids momentarily. However, I would love to know about this mother, Michelle Gregg. She’s, as you probably guessed, a babymama–not married to the father of this kid. She has four kids, and they are reportedly all from the same babydaddy, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they weren’t. I’m also not surprised that this kid is the product of one of these kinds of “relationships” and not from married parents.

Also interesting: Ms. Gregg is a licensed public child care worker, who runs a child care center, Little Blossoms Academy, that is apparently publicly-funded. Hmmmm . . . would you want her taking care of your kid? Probably not.

And was she on her cell phone when this happened? Would love to see those smart phone records.

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Yep, animal experts know how dire this was. Again, I love animals and I know this to be true. I don’t have to like it but it’s FACTS I follow.

It’s obvious in this day and age this retard is a lousy mother…day care is child abuse so her whole life tells the tale. She WAS on her cell phone. Lousy mother but good at being a baby-mama. Baby-Mamas are dopey. They are the bane of society. People will hate my words but my mere words of truth can’t hurt a child like having babies out of wedlock can. Don’t forget the baby-daddy is a serial baby-daddy, too.

They will sue the zoo. Ignorance on top of hubris. Just you watch.

Skunky on May 31, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Unfortunately the mother probably won’t get the blame on this one. The Zoo will ultimately be held responsible for not providing a better barrier and momma is going to cash in big time (with some help from Reverend Al, of course).

Lars on May 31, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Per DailyMail Online, criminal filings against her husband, Deonne Dickerson, stretch over a decade and include burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnap.

STi on May 31, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Whether or not the gorilla intended to hurt the child, the unimaginably immense strength of the beast coupled with the careless handling of the child definitely posed an immediate threat to that child’s life.

So, yes, the gorilla had to be instantly killed.

Obviously, time was of the essence.

I’m just surprised there was an armed employee (or police officer?) so readily available on the scene to respond to that emergency.

And, yes, the mother is entirely to blame for failing to restrain her own child when in the vicinity of wild animals.

John Robert Mallernee on May 31, 2016 at 6:56 pm


    Keep in mind that the zoo had absolutely NO motivation for wantonly destroying a valuable and magnificent asset.

    I believe the child’s custodian bears at least SOME responsibility for the loss of a rare and valuable asset to the zoo.

    All (Not just zoos!) who keep wild and exotic animals are bound by laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations that require them to protect the public. These laws and regulations address public protection in unbelievably minute details. This is why the zoo’s reaction was quick and immediate.

    I said it many years ago and I shall repeat it for “animal lovers” angry at the zoo: There is no hope for the humane treatment of animals if we are not FIRST humane toward people.


    There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

    There is NO Santa Claus on June 1, 2016 at 7:46 am

1st. The father’s criminal record has nothing to do with the incident. He wasn’t even at the zoo. (replying to poster here)

2nd. Doubt that she can sue, nothing happened to the child, in fact the child told his mother, he wants to go back.

3. The original account is that the kid had his hand in her back pocket, she turned around to take a picture, and just like that he was gone. Idk if she is a “horrible” mother, idk

MrBigBrain on May 31, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Funny how you can’t seem to know a fact when Blacks are involved BDD. That is why you are never ready for prime time. You apologize for them constantly. Must be painful to feel you’re part of something you really are not. I’m vegetarian and an animal rights person but you didn’t see me siding with the wacko side. Truth is truth. Helen Keller knows she’s a bad mum. Fact that she’s a baby-mama proves it and her little kid ended up in a Gorilla cage! Why is it so hard to call out bad peeps no matter what persuasion? You think you’re part of a tribe but you should try to join the smart group. In a horror movie you would be the annoying one slowing down the group or getting other good-guys killed ‘cuz it takes yonkers for you to get it. Gawd, so effing annoying!!!

    Skunky on May 31, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Wild animals are inherently dangerous.

Its your life on the line.

I favor human life over those of wild animal lives.

So I’m biased and I’d rather take mine over morons uncognizant of the danger.

NormanF on May 31, 2016 at 7:06 pm

I guess this is where the rest of the world outside of the US of A learns the difference between a dead gorilla and a dead guerrilla. Dead gorilla = deceased primate. Dead guerrilla = founding father of our transatlantic friends’ country, otherwise known as George Washington.

Becky on May 31, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Had this happened in a Moscow zoo they would have probably shot the American tourist(!)

Becky on May 31, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Skunky what in the hell are you talking about, I just wrote shared with everyone on what happened. Defend her, what is there to defend her of. Idk her, don’t care a rats ass about her truthfully, but I don’t know if she is a horrible person.
Defend her? lol, you are off your mark.

MrBigBrain on May 31, 2016 at 7:49 pm

There seems to be little interest in the kid’s mom in all this. I realize kids can be fast if you don’t look fast enough sometimes, but it seems to me that it is usually not that easy to get inside these places. It sounds to me that this is something that would take more than a quick second to do.

jerry d on May 31, 2016 at 9:54 pm

There is no need to ask for “justice” for Harambe. Hillary and Bill Clinton have thoughtfully provided the services of their old coroner, Dr. Fahmy Malak, to investigate the circumstances of Harambe’s death. Dr. Malak has ruled Harambe’s death a suicide. Apparently, the gorilla felt tormented by the crowd and the crowd’s fears that he would somehow cause harm to the young child, so he took the only way out that he knew how. So this closes the sad, tragic chapter of Harambe’s life, and there’s no longer a need to discuss further. Unfortunately, the FBI has confiscated and destroyed all videos of Harambe’s suicide as a matter of national security.

Ralph Adamo on June 1, 2016 at 2:12 am

Thanks to litigation lawyers, the zoo could not risk harm to the child.

The gorilla was a valuable asset to the zoo. The zoo had NO motivation to kill the gorilla EXCEPT to protect the child and the zoo’s financial assets. The zoo’s financial assets support every other animal in the institution. Therefore, (without knowing anything about “the mother”) the custodian of the child bears some responsibility for the resulting loss of the gorilla.


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on June 1, 2016 at 7:12 am

OF COURSE schlussel’s opinion is the only one that matters! I note that she even has a go at the unmarried black mother. I believe that the mother, married or not, failed as a responsible person. In my world I always knew where my kids were at that age by a wrist strap or holding their hand when in a crowd. Maybe because I was more concerned about his welfare than a mobile phone!!

Gorillas are NOT aggressive unless they believe that they or their family are in danger. Of course, as a wild animal, you can’t guarantee to be safe but it looks like Harambe treated the boy as a young gorilla.

As for shooting Harambe, sheer incompetence on behalf of the staff. This is not the first time a child has fallen into a gorilla enclosure but it is the first time I have heard of a young healthy and critically endangered gorilla being shot over it! He was brought in from another zoo presumabley as part of a breeding programme. Difficult to do so when you shoot it.

Gillian on June 1, 2016 at 7:47 am

    @ GILLIAN:

    Didn’t you watch the video recording?

    Everything was just hunky dory until the gorilla grabbed the child’s hand and ran, dragging the child through the water, not just once, but twice, and then, still dragging the child, ran away from the crowd and farther into the depths of the gorilla enclosure.

    At that point, there was no choice left but to kill the gorilla, in order to save the child.

    Even if the gorilla had no intentions of deliberately harming the child, he could still have done it purely by accident, due to the primate’s enormously great strength.

    A female gorilla might have been more gentle and protective, possibly picking up the child to cradle and comfort it.

    But, this was a male gorilla, without any maternal instincts.

    Many, many years ago, as a very young man, I was playing with the little son of my landlady, when she screamed at me to stop.

    In my ignorance, I was hurting the child, and didn’t even know it.

    So, we males, whether we be great ape or human, are a dangerous species of beast, and must be constantly monitored by mothers.

    John Robert Mallernee on June 1, 2016 at 9:19 am

      JRM says: “Even if the gorilla had no intentions of deliberately harming the child, he could still have done it purely by accident, due to the primate‚Äôs enormously great strength.”

      Correctimundo. To give you an idea of Harambe’s strength and power, he could crush a coconut in his bare hand, so grave harm could easily have been done inadvertently. The zoo could not gamble.

      Ralph Adamo on June 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm

I watched the video, and the thing which struck me above anything else, were the incessant shrieking morons in the crowd of onlookers. THEY, more than anything else ( with the exception of the mother herself ) are to blame, ultimately, for the death of this gorilla. The gorilla was handling — almost caressing, in fact — the child, until he was understandably freaked-out by the shrieks of the morons watching the scene — in fact, I WAS freaked out by the actions of these idiots, and I was only watching a video on a laptop ! I could only imagine what it must have been like, to have been only a stone’s throw away from the ongoing, blaring shrill chorus of morons ! All I can say is, if I had been in that crowd looking on, I would have had NO reaction that had anything even remotely to do with shrieking my head off ! What the f*** is wrong with these people, anyway ? It was obvious, watching the video, that these idiots’ actions were responsible for triggering the gorilla’s flight, which was the event that triggered the decision to kill him. And the even sadder fact is, it will never even occur to even one of these shrieking morons, that THEY were responsible for the death of this gorilla, and that HIS blood is on their hands ( actually, on their mouths and pea-brains ). Had they simply kept their mouths shut, as any non-drama-queen would have done under the circumstances, and allowed the zoo’s expert staff to handle the situation by luring the gorilla away from the child, things may have indeed turned out very differently in the end.

Stilll Educating the Idiots on June 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

    EETI — You are probably right. The shrieking crowd undoubtedly only made matters worse and more dangerous. The obvious thing to do if you’re in the crowd in this situation is to remain especially quiet, keeping things as calm as possible. But these fools weren’t thinking.

    Ralph Adamo on June 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm

I talked to a woman friend of mine, being that I have no children of my own. She is a conservative i.e hates Obama etc. She told me that those 4 yr olds can disappear in a sec, and that the mother shouldn’t be crucified. She then told me about her own experience at Disneyland and how a woman almost got away with her son.
Now it seems that the kid crawled under the barrier, so they may be liable.

MrBigBrain on June 1, 2016 at 11:57 am

    We had relatives from out of town. We took up a whole table at Benihana’s. Our daughter was 2-1/2. She was next to me and down out of her booster and I was chasing after her around the table. My husband reached to grab her and she veered away from him. We all worried about where she may be headed…toward the aunt who was right next to the closest part of the stove top. We all said — STEFFY…NOOOOOOOOOOOO. Even the aunt right next to her couldn’t stop her as she put her hand on the stove. It happened so fast, it is hard to fathom. I am a good Mom. I would like to know if this mother was on her phone and what transpired before I am willing to lay blame.

    Shar on June 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      Clarifying — my daughter who was next to me in her booster chair slid out of it and started running in a nanosecond – with me immediately going after her.

      Shar on June 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

This incident was just bad all around for everyone involved. First you have a four year old kid who was allegedly told no after wanting to go into the enclosures water. Then you have said child getting through the enclosure and right in the gorilla’s grasp. The zoo for one should’ve had a better set up to keep people from falling in, crawling in, jumping in the enclosure.Then you have the parents who were not keeping a close eye on their child. Say what you want about adults being distracted and their “little crumb snatchers” leaving their eyesight all you want. The bottom line is in a crowded place you need to know where your kid is at all times. That means if you can’t handle taking pictures or talking, texting, adjusting your 10′ selfie stick on your smart phone and watch your little precious then don’t do it. Maybe its’ just me but I remember when my son was about five and we went to the local zoo. He was on my shoulders almost the entire time. When he wanted to go walking around guess where daddy Ken B was. Right on his six (that’s his behind for you parents in Rio Linda and Logan County WV.) All it takes for your child to vanish and to be in the arms of a pervert or a full grown male silverback is a spilt second and as parents we can NOT even afford that. Now for those people moaning about Harambe being put down don’t me wrong I love animals. The gorillas fascinate me more so because they are like gentle giants who are very intelligent. They are also endangered which makes this more tragic. The zoo really didn’t have a choice in the matter. Some idiots think that this was a little monkey who wouldn’t hurt that boy. This ape had enough strength to crush coconuts with its bare hands. He dragged the little kids through the water and may not have intentional tried to do him harm but that could’ve lead to the boy getting hurt worse or being killed. Now you have idiot celebutards like Kaley Cuoco and Kelly Osbourne coming down on the zoo for killing the gorilla. As far as I know neither of these twits has kids. They would probably try to go into the enclosure and pet the “non aggressive but inhumanly strong primate.) In Kelly’s case she’d probably scare the ape away. Dimwitted Hollyweirdo’s should stick to acting. For the parents it’s being reported that they are asking for people to donate money to the zoo in Harambe’s name. My guess is a lawyer of the “caliber” of a Benjamin Crump hasn’t contacted them yet. I’m just waiting for that shoe to drop.

Ken B on June 1, 2016 at 12:33 pm

I will kill you debbie.

J: Ladies & Gentleman, introducing the sane, civil Harambe Fan Club Prez. DS

James on June 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

I’m with PETA on this one.

DS_ROCKS! on June 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm

My question is this, at 4 yrs old, would a child “know” better than to do the things that this child did and the danger, or am I expecting to much of a 4 yr old?

MrBigBrain on June 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm


    Not to make light of the intelligence of your average 4 year old but Bill Cosby had a very funny take on a 4 year old named Jeffery and his mom.

    Ken B on June 2, 2016 at 9:09 am

Hey look Chicago improved this year: 69 shot over wknd.

While the number of shootings was up from last year, the number of deaths was down. Last year, 12 people were killed and 44 wounded over the holiday weekend. This weekend, 13 more people were shot, but six fewer people were killed.

MrBigBrain on June 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Good that the child was not harmed, as far as we know. But had the woman have been White, the media would destroyed her. Terrible mother, not fit. Her children would have been taken away and her baby sitting business would have been shut down. Now the media have give some negative reporting, but held back. The Zoo, is being in the spot lite only because of PC.

William on June 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Such nonsense. A much better analysis by Capt. Paul Watson appears at .

Harambe was kidnapped from his habitat and kept in captivity for entertainment purposes. That should NEVER happen. It is a recipe for disaster. Employees of zoos and marine theme parks die now and then as they train or otherwise attend to animals that are in a place where they don’t belong.

Instead of pontificating about how Harambe had to be killed, why don’t human beings stop doing the stupid things that lead to tragic outcomes?

Barry on June 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm

I was looking at video of the barriers they had in place and in my opinion it was an accident waiting to happen. I also think these people screaming about the dead gorilla should be the ones being condemned but that isn’t going to happened because the opinions of loons in our corrupt society are given equal time instead of being dismissed.

Daniel Middleman on June 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

The closet misanthropes who prefer the the death of a child to that of a gorilla are odious human beings. It should be remembered that National Socialists were big Nature Cultists.

Worry on June 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Headed to the Trump rally in SacTown. Lots of Traffic

MrBigBrain on June 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    “Headed to the Trump rally in SacTown. Lots of Traffic”

    Are you planning to violently protest against the Donald or civilly listen to the discourse?

    Richard on June 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm

i am of view that it was mothers fault and gorilla may be wanted to save kid , so rangers should have watch policy , they should not have shoot directly to gorilla.

Teach Advice on June 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

I was going to say that the child’s parental units perfectly ‘ape’ the animal kingdom but if I’m reasonably sure that gorillas have a better, more solid family structure.

YCHtT on June 6, 2016 at 3:37 am

Jack Hanna is going on the assumption that the brat is more valuable than the endangered ape. That’s the point that PETA and other closet racists take umbrage with.

DS_ROCKS! on June 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Take this Skunky, Take IT:

Hamilton County prosecutor, Joe Deters, announced Monday morning that Michelle Gregg was not negligent when her 3-year-old boy strayed at the Cincinnati Zoo. He pointed out she had 3 other children with her and based on surveillance cameras and witnesses … she was attentive.
Deters said quite simply “kids can scamper off and they do.” He added, if Gregg had been “in the bathroom smoking crack that would have been a different story, but that’s not what happened.”

MrBigBrain on June 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm

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