Kochi: An FIR has been filed by forest officials of Mannarkkad against unidentified people under Wild Life Protection Act over the death of a pregnant elephant who was fed a pineapple stuffed with crackers.
The elephant on Wednesday ate the pineapple which was allegedly left by some locals. The crackers exploded in the elephant’s mouth leading to its death in the water in Malappuram.
The horrific incident has caught eyeballs of several celebrities including Virat Kohli, Randeep Hooda. Many on Twitter drew up artwork condemning the incident.
Here are some of the reactions:
Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let’s treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts. pic.twitter.com/3oIVZASpag
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 3, 2020
— Rashi Verma (@AdvRashi) June 3, 2020
Pregnant elephant was fed a pineapple stuffed w/firecrackers &died horribly: https://t.co/K6I1usI4x9. Authorities are investigating&I didn’t tweet earlier, thinking it’d be superfluous. But Kerala must bring these criminals to book to preserve its reputation for protecting nature
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 3, 2020
— Green Humour (@thetoonguy) June 3, 2020
An act most #inhumane to will fully feed a pineapple full of fire crackers to friendly wild pregnant #Elephant is just unacceptable..strict action should be taken against the culprits sir 🙏🏽@vijayanpinarayi @CMOKerala @PrakashJavdekar @moefcc @ntca_india https://t.co/ittFQogkQV
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) June 2, 2020