Letters to the Editor

Zoo right to save child

Accolades to the Cincinnati Zoo for its commendable action taken in an emergency situation to save the life of a 4-year-old child. How or why the innocent child fell into the gorilla’s habitat is immaterial when his life is at stake. The necessity of killing this highly regarded animal is regrettable, but the monetary value of this animal, though it may have been even in the millions of dollars, is not comparable to the intrinsic value of a human life, which is priceless.

The outrage against the zookeepers is atrocious. The protests, the quotes, the negative news reports and newspaper articles — none acknowledged appreciation of the zookeepers’ quick response. That gives further testimony to the fact that much of our society has no qualms about deliberately ending the lives of more than 55,000,000 unborn children, has completely eroded the principle — respect for all human life — that our western civilization has thrived on.

May God have mercy on us.

Hilda Pullen

Lexington

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