Kaley Cuoco Lashes Out Over Killing of Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla

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Kaley Cuoco is on Team Harambe.

Kaley Photo

Over the weekend, tragedy struck at the Cincinnati Zoo after a four-year old boy somehow made his way through multiple barriers and fell into the enclosure of a 17-year old gorilla.

The gorilla weighed over 400 pounds and was named Harambe.

Surveillance footage (below) depicts the animal throwing the child all about, dragging him through the water and clutching him tightly.

See portions of the scary situation for yourself below:

Following the incident, outrage has broken out over the Internet in multiple forms.

First, critics are pointing an accusatory finger at the child's mother, blaming her for losing track of her son and allowing him to tumble into this very dangerous situation.

In response to these individuals, Michelle Gregg posted a defensive message on Facebook.

Others, meanwhile, have turned their focus to the Cincinnati Zoo, taking issue with its decision to shoot Harambe dead in order to save the boy's life.

Famous animal lover Kaley Cuoco is among these people.

"RIP #harambe," Cuoco wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of gorilla.

She added:

"I'm sure I will get tons of backlash (per usual) I mean let's be honest, I wear the wrong sweatpants and the entire world has something to say about it, but once again, another senseless horrendous animal being killed over people not using their brains." 

Harambe and Boy

But... wait. 

Wasn't the boy's life clearly in danger? 

No, Cuoco argues.

"If you watch the footage, you see this gorgeous animal holding that child's hand," she writes.

"Do with that, what you will. As sad as this makes me, a part of me is happy for that amazing creature doesn't have to live in captivity another day. Bring on the hate!!!"

Cuoco is not the only person who claims Harambe was actually protecting the toddler, not trying to do him harm.

But Zoo Director Thane Maynard said otherwise in a press conference on Monday.

"The gorilla was clearly agitated. The gorilla was clearly disoriented," he told reporters.

Moreover, it's possible Harambe might not have had malicious intentions.

But when you have a creature of this size getting very physical with a very small human, how can anyone argue that proper precaution, as unfortunate as it may have been, should not have been taken?

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