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Home / It's Viral / Akshay Kumar to Anushka Sharma, celebs want justice for pregnant elephant killed in Kerala

Akshay Kumar to Anushka Sharma, celebs want justice for pregnant elephant killed in Kerala

People shared all sorts of posts to condemn this act of brutality.

it-s-viral Updated: Jun 03, 2020 18:48 IST
Trisha Sengupta
Trisha Sengupta
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Allegedly, the pineapple was offered to the elephant by a local
Allegedly, the pineapple was offered to the elephant by a local (Twitter/ANI)

In a brutal incident of animal abuse, a pregnant elephant died in Kerala after eating a pineapple filled with crackers. It was allegedly offered to her by a local who had stuffed the fruit with crackers. The incident has enraged people from all walks of life and they’re not holding themselves back while condemning this brutality. People have taken to Twitter and other social media platforms to express anger over this incident, also demanding action against the perpetrators.

“It died standing in river Velliyar after it suffered an injury in its lower jaw,” the wildlife officer of Silent Valley National Park told ANI.

Actors Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, and Randeep Hooda are among those who took to Twitter to speak against this heinous act.

“Maybe animals are less wild and humans less human. What happened with that #elephant is heartbreaking, inhumane and unacceptable!” Akshay Kumar tweeted. “Strict action should be taken against the culprits,” he added and shared an image of the dead animal.

Anushka Sharma shared an Instagram post and tagged Kerala’s chief minister. In her post, she shared a heartening sketch of an imaginary conversation which transpired between the mother and her unborn baby and credited it to Bratuti. In the post’s caption, Sharma detailed the entire story of how the elephant was killed.

“From anybody who throws stones at a stray dog to anybody hurting a living soul, choose one face. A lot of these animals trust human beings because they have been helped by them in the past. This is cruel beyond measure. When you lack empathy and kindness, you do not deserve to be called a human being. To hurt someone is not human,” she added. In the following lines she asked for justice for the innocent animal.

“Until the guilty are punished in the worst possible way, these wicked monsters will never fear the law. Though it’s a difficult task, I hope they are able to find out the one who committed this crime and punish them accordingly,” she added. Here’s the entire post:

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#Repost @tedthestoner . We all would urge @cmokerala to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice for this heinous crime. • A pregnant elephant was fed cracker stuffed pineapple by unidentified people in Kerala which exploded in her mouth and damaged her jaw. She walked around the village and finally passed away standing in a river. We keep searching for monsters hoping they would be having the devil's horns on their heads. But look around you, the monsters walk beside you. This elephant was going to give birth 18-20 months later. Even after the elephant was injured, she did not crush a single home or hurt a single human being. She just stood in a river because of the excruciating pain and passed away without hurting a single soul. From anybody who throws stones at a stray dog to anybody hurting a living soul, choose one face. A lot of these animals trust human beings because they have been helped by them in the past. This is cruel beyond measure. When you lack empathy and kindness, you do not deserve to be called a human being. To hurt someone is not human. Just stricter laws won't help. We need a decent execution of the law too. Until the guilty are punished in the worst possible way, these wicked monsters will never fear the law. Though it's a difficult task, I hope they are able to find out the one who committed this crime and punish them accordingly. Artwork by Bratuti.

A post shared by ɐɯɹɐɥS ɐʞɥsnu∀ (@anushkasharma) on

“How?????? How can something like this happen??? Do people not have hearts??? My heart has shattered and broken... The perpetrators need to be punished in the STRICTEST way,” tweeted Shraddha Kapoor.

Randeep Hooda wrote, “An act most #inhumane to willfully feed a pineapple full of fire crackers to friendly wild pregnant #Elephant is just unacceptable.” He then tagged several people, including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and urged them to take strict action against the culprits.

Besides expressing their anger against this inhuman act, people are also sharing drawings and sketches to convey their emotions.

Another Twitter user shared this image to show how some humans betray the trust of animals:

Expressing the same notion, here’s what another user of the micro-blogging site tweeted:

“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,” tweeting a quote by actor Sylvester Stallone, this is what a Twitter user shared:

Some posted angry tweets over the incidents. A few also wrote that the whole incident has shaken them to the core.

“How can we expect nature will not punish us? You could not have given anything to eat. Why give a fruit filled with explosive? WE WANT JUSTICE!” wrote a Twitter user. “RIP humanity! This incident has shown literacy doesn’t guarantee common sense and humanity,” expressed another.

Another Twitter user shared this image to say “sorry” and we think he voices the feelings of several people across the nation:

Forest officials reported that the animal was spotted standing in the river for some time in an attempt to get relief from the pain before it died.

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