Allen West wrote an article lamenting the fact that the nation was beside itself over the gorilla being shot, but barely even noticed that 68 people got shot(5 dead) in Chicago over the same weekend.
That's because the gorilla didn't do anything to earn being killed, while we're used to scores of people getting shot in Chicago every weekend.
You don't see gorillas loitering on street corners looking for trouble at 2 in the morning, belonging to violent drug gangs, or robbing liquor stores.
I'd bet that of the 68 people that got shot in Chicago last weekend, 60 of them probably did something to invite it or otherwise had it coming. That's just life in Chicago these days, but getting shot isn't part of normal life in the gorilla enclosure at the Cincy zoo.