The ‘R.I.P. Harambe Playlist’…
“Goodbye, Dear Friend,” Deer Tick
“Your Protector,” Fleet Foxes
“Apologize,” Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
“Pay Attention,” Big K.R.I.T., Rico Love
“Innocent,” Our Lady Peace
“Cold Blood,” Yo Gotti feat. J. Cole, Canei Finch.
“I’m Innocent,” Murs
“Locked Up,” Akon
“What Comes Around… Goes Around,” Justin Timberland.
“The Shortest Straw,” Metallica
“Fuck You,” Cee-Lo.
Got more? Add them below.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, endangered western lowland gorilla Harambe was shot dead after an unattended toddler somehow broke through several protective barriers at the Cincinnati Zoo. Emergency response officials defended their decision to shoot the rare animal on fear that the child was in imminent danger.
Now, a growing number of animal rights activists and observers feel that Harambe was protecting and nurturing the child from a noisy crowd of onlookers. With zoo officials on the defensive, pressure is mounting for a full investigation and punishment of the mother who allowed this to occur. That includes a fast-growing ‘Justice for Harambe’ campaign, which is garnering hundreds of thousands of followers and signatures.
So here’s a shared playlist to help remember this animal and express some of my frustrations around his death. Add some songs, here or on Spotify; or just listen.