The news of the death of the pregnant elephant in the Mallapuram district of Kerala has spread like a wildfire across the nation. From celebrities to the politicians and common people everyone is condemning this inhuman act and demanding justice for the elephant. Today the Union Minister of Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar has assured that the strict action will be taken against those who were involved in this.
While addressing the issue he said "We will not leave any stone unturned to investigate properly and nab the culprit(s). This is not the Indian culture to feed the firecrackers and kill."
Central Government has taken a very serious note of the killing of an elephant in Kerala. We will not leave any stone unturned to investigate properly and nab the culprit(s). This is not an Indian culture to feed fire crackers and kill: Prakash Javadekar, Union Forest Minister pic.twitter.com/xuhIynS7db— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2020
After the nationwide outbreak, the Kerala government has also ordered a probe. An FIR has been filed against unknown persons and a preliminary investigation has been launched.
Yesterday, senior BJP leader and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi also expressed her anger against this incident and slammed the Kerala government for not controlling the situation in Mallapuram district. According to Gandhi Mallapuram is infamous for animal cruelty and yet no strict action has been taken so far to control and that's the reason cases of animal cruelty are rising there.
The day before yesterday this pregnant elephant was starving and went to a village in search of food where someone fed her a pineapple filled with firecrackers. The crackers exploded in her mouth and her jaw broke and she was not able to eat after that and later she died in a river near the village.
A petition has been initiated online to take strict and prompt action against those who are behind this cruel act against the innocent animal and her unborn child. The petition was started by Nikhil Suryavanshi and so far 225,513 people have signed including Bollywood actors like Shraddha Kapoor and many more.
Click the link below to sign the petition-