We were having a very animated debate about zoos, in our classroom today. The kids were discussing the case last year where the gorilla Harambi was shot after a child had fallen into its enclosure, despite the fact that gorilla seemed to be protecting the child, not harming it.
One of my boys made the very valid point
"Imagine being a lifesaver and saving someone's life, and then being shot for it?"
Another lad added to the arguement
"Why did they shot the gorilla?
Why not get a tranquilizer gun and just SEDUCE it?"
I nearly fell off my chair.
"Sedate!" I corrected him quickly. "The correct word is SEDATE!"