Cincinnati BengalsFantasy FootballNFL News

16,000 people have signed petition to change the name of the Bengals

The Cincinnati Harambes? Get the heck out of town
The Cincinnati Harambes? Get the heck out of town

The people from Cincinnati are something else.  According to a petition online, some fans have raised 16,000 signatures hoping to change the name of the Bengals to the Harambes. 

The petition, entitled “Rename the Cincinnati Bengals to the Cincinnati Harambes in honor of Harambe”, has received just shy of 16,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon, only three days after its inception, and looks like it should reach its goal of 25,000 signatures easily.

On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy’s life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe. The incident was recorded on video and received broad international coverage and commentary, including controversy over the choice to kill Harambe. Jane Goodall, a leading primatologist and conservationist, believed the killing was justified under the circumstances, and that it highlighted the danger of zoo animals in close proximity to humans and the need for better standards of care.

So now it sounds like pet lovers want the team to change their names.  What do you think?

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button