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USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

We believe that the Cincinnati zoo showed extreme and unnecessary force and violence when they killed an endangered gorilla at the zoo in the last week of May.

As the regulating body for national zoos we demand that you take the following steps:
1. significantly fine the Cincinnati zoo for their actions
2. develop more humane protocols for zoos across the country that not only protect people that may be in direct contact with animals, but most importantly the animals impacted by these irresponsible actions
3. immediately call for the resignation of Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard, who continues to defend these over-aggressive measures that lead to an endangered gorilla's death.

Thanks you for your immediate action on this matter.

Signed,

Stop Animal Cruelty

This petition closed about 1 year ago

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Animals held in zoos should not be killed for irresponsible actions of the zoo's visitors. When the Cincinnati zoo killed an endangered gorilla it showed how the policies of zoos are not properly...

Animals held in zoos should not be killed for irresponsible actions of the zoo's visitors. When the Cincinnati zoo killed an endangered gorilla it showed how the policies of zoos are not properly protecting the animals held in these facilities. The USDA, at the regulatory body for zoos must take immediate action to make sure this never happens again. 

More background: http://www.vox.com/2016/5/31/11813640/harambe-gorilla-cincinnati-zoo-killed

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