The painful death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala after a man fed her with a cracker-filled pineapple has enraged the people. The incident was reported from the fringe areas of the Silent Valley in Attappadi. She was allegedly given the pineapple to eliminate her. The crackers exploded in her mouth, damaging her jaw grievously.
The sheer inhuman act has angered people. Many took to social media to express their resentment over the act and demanded action against the culprits. People also came up with posters and sketches.
Here are some of the sketches:
— Aman banka (@AmanBanka00) June 2, 2020
Stand and fight for the voiceless..
— amrutha vk (@amrutha_vk) June 3, 2020
— পরিণীতা (@OliLovesYouAll) June 2, 2020
— Green Humour (@thetoonguy) June 3, 2020
— Rijul Paul (@iamrijul) June 3, 2020
— Pawan Sharma (@PawanSh04278980) June 3, 2020
Pineapple feed to a pregnant elephant with firecrackers on it.!!
She dead still, with her baby together....
— Sarvanan (@sarvanan3691) June 2, 2020
— Athithan.M (@cdmathi) June 3, 2020
Angry and Upset
The #elephant that died in Palakkad, #KERALA was pregnant. She was fed a pineapple filled w/firecrackers by locals. Her mouth was severely injured. She walked around the village, in searing pain & hunger until she died!! https://t.co/mfGdhq0jrg pic.twitter.com/hVV6vZ8sU2
— Colby Steiner (@raccoon_mama) June 2, 2020
She was a mother, she died standing in river. God will take revenge. Sin will never be forgotten never be forgiven. Culprit will see hell on this very earth.#Elephant
— Ajit Kumar Jha (@AjitKum03975689) June 3, 2020
Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor demanded action against the criminals and wrote, "Authorities are investigating&I didn't tweet earlier, thinking it'd be superfluous. But Kerala must bring these criminals to book to preserve its reputation for protecting nature."
Pregnant elephant was fed a pineapple stuffed w/firecrackers &died horribly: https://t.co/K6I1usI4x9. Authorities are investigating&I didn't tweet earlier, thinking it'd be superfluous. But Kerala must bring these criminals to book to preserve its reputation for protecting nature
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 3, 2020
Actor Randeep Hooda also tweeted and demanded action against those who were involved in the dastardly incident.
An act most #inhumane to will fully feed a pineapple full of fire crackers to friendly wild pregnant #Elephant is just unacceptable..strict action should be taken against the culprits sir @vijayanpinarayi @CMOKerala @PrakashJavdekar @moefcc @ntca_india https://t.co/ittFQogkQV
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) June 2, 2020