The vigil group was organized by Anthony Seta, an advocate at Animal Liberationists who made candles available during the two-hour vigil. Over three hundred people RSVP’d on the Facebook event page.
“This is not a protest against the zoo. I would like our signs to reflect our compassion for the loss of this being, not our anger at the zoo,” he added. “The reason for this is to honor the memory of a life lived in captivity.”
Below is one of the viral videos showing the 400-pound Harambe dragging the four-year-old child by the leg: