" (Genesis 1:27) He did not create animals in His own image. The Apostle Paul sent a letter to his young lieutenant, Timothy, where he gave this prophetic word, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." (2 Timothy 3:1) One of the characteristics of the perilous times reflects this statement from verse 3, people will be "without natural affection". This is what I thought of as people demonstrated their support of the gorilla more than they supported the life of the helpless child. Paul said this is how it would be in the last days. I'm not against those who want to protect animals but I do believe there should be no debate when considering the welfare of a human being. No animal at any time is more important than the life of a child. In case you wondered, that's my take.