“Horrific” killing of pregnant wild elephant in Kerala’s forest left Twitterati’s in shock
elephanthad died after being seriously injured by firecrackers hidden in a pineapple.
- Forget coronavirus or even Cyclone Nisarga, #Elephant was the top twitter trend on June 3 with more than 19,800 tweets.
The Kerala Forest Departmenthas launched a ‘manhunt’ for those responsible for the death of a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant.
The mother elephant fell victim to an act of human cruelty after a pineapple filled with
“Her jaw was broken, and she was unable to eat after she chewed the pineapple and it exploded in her mouth. It is certain that she was offered the pineapple filled with crackers to eliminate her,” Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Surendrakumar said.
The incident attracted various sympathetic comments from Twitterati’s. Forget coronavirus or even Cyclone Nisarga, #Elephant was the top twitter trend on June 3 with more than 19,800 tweets.
Tweeps even called for help from state authorities while others defined the act as “horrific” and “heartbreaking.”
This is horrific. @PetaIndia @CMOKerala please take necessary action. We need to find these people and punish them. https://t.co/I6UyaHbzw3— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) 1591168809000
How??????How can something like this happen??? Do people not have hearts??? My heart has shattered and broken...… https://t.co/CGm0ltsz3Z— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) 1591115744000
एक मूक पशु से किया गया ऐसा क्रूर व्यवहार चिंतनीय है और हमें सोचने पर मजबूर करता है कि विश्व की सबसे समझदार नस्ल अप… https://t.co/MIWtsTjoDD— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) 1591170054000
Heartbreaking This Earth is also meant for animals, it's not only for us !!Live and let live others !#Elephant https://t.co/kSBoZvKQiy— Gaurav Goel (@goelgauravbjp) 1591171911000
These people must be severely punished! So the next time when such sick minds think of committing such horrific act… https://t.co/V5J1zB32Rk— Patralekhaa (@Patralekhaa9) 1591169688000
Now, the Kerala Forest Department has launched a ‘manhunt’ for those responsible for the death of a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant.
“Two sets of teams are probing this incident,” said Samuel Pachuau, the Wildlife Warden of
Soon after the autopsy was conducted, the dead elephant was buried in the forest.
Even though there have been reports of man-animal conflict in the forest areas, where wild animals destroy crops of farmers, this episode has left many deeply saddened.
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