Unbelievable case of animal cruelty has occurred in the province of Kerala, India, where a pregnant wild elephant has been fed a pineapple filled with incendiary firecracker.
The criminal has not been narrowed nor specified in the case.
“Her jaw was broken and she was unable to eat after she chewed the pineapple and it exploded in her mouth,” says chief wildlife warden Surendra Kumar.
The warden has angrily claimed the feeding must have had the intention of pure killing.The ill-intent feeding reportedly occurred in a remote valley in Attappadi, a forest in Southern India. The deceased 15-year-old elephant had entered a village to forage for food last month.
However the beast died a while later in a Malappuram district river, according to a heartbreaking Facebook post by wildlife official Mohan Krishnan, who “wasn’t able to rescue her” due to the circumstances and the magnitudes of her injuries.
The baby inside her was also beyond help, as the pregnancy was too premature.
“When we saw her she was standing in the river, with her head dipped in the water,” the ranger wrote in an emotional Facebook post “She had a sixth sense that she was going to die.
” A later autopsy revealed that the animal was pregnant at the time of her tragic death.“Based on the nature of its wound, we are assuming that it died due to explosives. We are suspecting that the elephant fell prey to the explosive snare used to fend off wild boars,” KK Sunil Kumar, Mannarkkad Divisional Forest Officer (DFO).
The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 in the Indian law books officially define the liberties of which the judge can expend to the wild poachings of these protected species.
Wild elephants are a protected species under Schedule 1 of Act.It’s unknown who committed the vile crime. However, Kumar vowed to “punish him for ‘hunting’ the elephant” and has reportedly “directed the forest officials to nab the culprit.
” In response to the heinous act, the Kerala Forest department reiterated the portion of the Indian Constitution mandating that citizens be kind to animals.“Article 51-A (g) of the Indian Constitution says that it shall be duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for living creatures,” they tweeted Tuesday.
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