‘RIP Humanity’: Netizens grieve death of Kerala's soon-to-be mother Elephant
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: On Wednesday, the country and the world woke up to the heartbreaking news from Kerala's Palakkad district's Silent Valley, where a pregnant Elephant succumbed to the inhumane injuries after reportedly eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers, which exploded in her mouth and led to her death some time after.
The soon-to-be mother Jumbo died while trying to calm her searing pain while being inside the Velliyar River.
The death of pregnant Elephant sent shockwaves on social media. People called for strong action against those who fed her firecracker-filled pineapple, while sharing multiple illustrations and sketches asking fellow humans to make amends against animal cruelty.
A Twitter user illustrated how the pregnant Elephant eventually succumbed to the injuries:
"We believed you, you betrayed us," said another picture:
"Humans ? Humanity ? Nahhh .....!! We are just another animal species named homo sapiens !! #Elephant," said another user on Twitter.
"There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone. #Elephant," wrote another user on the micro blogging site.
Elaborating upon the moment when Elephant died, Mohan Krishnan, who was the part of initial response team to help the injured creature, wrote on Facebook that to give her the farewell which she deserved, he and his colleagues took her inside the Reserve Forest in a lorry.
"She lay there on firewood, in the land she played and grew up. The doctor who did her post-mortem told me that she was not alone. I could sense his sadness though the expression on his face was not visible due to his mask. We cremated her in a pyre there. We bowed before her and paid our last respects," the forest officer added.
According to an Indian Express report, between 2014 and 2019, 510 elephants died all over India as a result of electrocution, train accidents, poaching and poisoning.
Posted By: Talib Khan