Ajinkya Rahane gives his thoughts about the Elephant-icide in Kerala

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If the novel Coronavirus pandemic wasn’t already the reason of wary for the Indian citizens, the recently traumatic news of the death of a pregnant elephant who was tortured to death is Kerala has left the netizens and animal loves both angered and shocked. Ajinkya Rahane, Team India’s Test cricket specialist batsman takes to social media to express his grief on the saddening incident.

Image Courtesy: BCCI/Twitter

Rahane posted his views on his official Twitter handle earlier today, emphasising on the proper treatment humans should have towards animals.

“We need to be a lot better in the way we treat these innocent creatures. Really ashamed of this cruel act and hope this makes everyone realize the importance of being kind towards animals and act like a human. #KeralaElephantMurder” the 31 year old tweeted.


Rahane’s teammates Rohit Sharma and Yusuf Pathan have also shown their concern on the heartbreaking news.

“We are savages. Are we not learning ? To hear what happened to the elephant in Kerala was heartbreaking. No animal deserves to be treated with cruelty.” Rohit Sharma tweeted.

“Heartbroken and gutted to hear what happened in Kerala. It’s high time we understand all the creatures on planet earth need equal space for survival. Horrific and heart-wrenching,” tweeted Yusuf, with a couple of photos of the elephant in her last moments.

The elephant, who was carrying a baby, died on 27th May in Kerala’s Palakkad district, after she was fed pineapples stuffed with locally made crackers, which exploded in her mouth. The elephant, after sustaining the injury, ran to a nearby pond to stand in the water. Unfortunately, it was reported that both the mother and baby had died.

The news had made the netizens fierce, with animal rights activists coming forward seeking punishment for the perpetrators involved.

“In a tragic incident in Palakkad dist, a pregnant elephant has lost its life. Many of you have reached out to us. We want to assure you that your concerns will not go in vain. Justice will prevail.” Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted on Thursday.

The Forest Department of Kerala has stated that the offence comes under The Wild Life (Protection) Act, and have also confirmed that investigation is underway and a number of suspects possibly involved in the cruel incident are being questioned.

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