A few days ago, a brutal incident of animal cruelty took the entire internet by storm when a pregnant elephant in Kerala died because of consuming a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers which was allegedly fed to her.
On Saturday, The Himachal Pradesh Police arrested a person for carrying out a similar incident. The accused fed wheat flour balls laced with firecrackers to a cow in Bilaspur.
The #HimachalPradesh Police (@himachalpolice) on Saturday arrested a person for causing injuries to a #cow by feeding her a wheat flour ball laced with firecrackers. pic.twitter.com/p7q2BHeN4r— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) June 6, 2020
Similar to the elephant’s jaw and trunk, the cow’s mouth suffered several severe injuries due to the explosion.
According to various reports, the cow was also pregnant. The cow’s owner has accused one of his neighbours of this brutal act. He believes that Nand Lal fed his cow the firecracker laced dough when the animals were grazing the fields.
Whether it was a laid out trap for wild animals or an intentional act to feed the wheat dough stuffed with firecrackers, the fact remains that this is a heinous act of animal cruelty that needs to stop.