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Javadekar releases statement over elephant killing in Kerela

The pregnant elephant was fed a pineapple laced with firecrackers which burst in its jaws ultimately killing the animal.

Javadekar releases statement over elephant killing in Kerela
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Prakash Keshav Javadekar, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change recently released a statement condemning the act of killing an elephant in Mallapuram, Kerala.

The pregnant elephant was fed a pineapple laced with firecrackers which burst in its jaws ultimately killing the animal. This enraged people across the nation as the gruesome killing of the animal became a harrowing piece of news which showcased the destructive nature of the humankind.

The elephant died in Silent Valley Forest in Malappuram after locals allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers. This inhuman act took place on May 27. The post- mortem revealed that the pachyderm was with a baby elephant. Her jaw was broken after she chewed the pineapple as it exploded in her mouth. On Wednesday, as per media reports, the Mannarkkad forest range officer said that an FIR has been lodged against the unidentified people under relevant sections of the Wild Life Protection Act over the incident.

Similarly, in another act of animal abuse, a pregnant elephant was killed after a pineapple filled with crackers was offered to her. The incident had occurred back in April in Kerala's Kollam region. A forest officer narrated the incident to PTI disclosing that the elephant was found in a crucial condition from the fringe areas of the forests in Pathanapuram by forest officials.

The number of animal abuse cases reported every day has been shocking, to say the least. The worst thing is, most cases of animal abuse go unreported. Intentional cruelty to animals has often been linked to other crimes and deranged nature in people which can often be dangerous. The most number of animal abuse cases are usually committed against dogs, cats, horses and livestock. As per media reports, factories also generate a certain amount of animal abuse which is often neglected by the people.

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