Because the real issue is that SO many parents are just lazy and irresponsible, and every time…
Katherine Powell

And SO many parents are not. There’s something like 35 million families in this country. Surely a few parents scattered here and there meet your exacting standards?

Where did I say that this was an accident? Where? Posing a larger question about the possibility that a tragedy involving a child could ever be an accident is not the same thing as saying THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT. For the millionth time, I wasn’t there. Neither. Were. You.

And I guess you know how to react in a situation like this (making public statements, etc.) because you’ve been in the white hot glare of death threats from thousands of strangers? For what it’s worth, this was mentioned in a news story last week:

“Some have offered money to the family, which we do not want and will not accept,” the family said in a statement. “If anyone wishes to make a gift, we recommend a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo in Harambe’s name.”

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