If the Universe has to choose one species to get rid of, human beings should top that list. We are carriers of torture and agony to our fellow species and we do it without any shame.
Empathy is an important trait to peacefully exist with others but our lack of it does us no good. And this incident of people mercilessly beating up an elephant is proof that we don’t deserve animals.
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Karnan the gentle giant,once a temple elephant ,being mercilessly beaten up in thrissur ,kerala pic.twitter.com/hNNGF7VyID— 𝓹𝓻𝓪𝓶𝓸𝓭 𝓬𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓻𝓪𝓼𝓮𝓴𝓱𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓷 (@pramodchandrase) March 25, 2019
According to this tweet, the temple elephant named Karnan is being beaten up by mahouts (a person who works with, rides, and tends to an elephant) in Thrissur, Kerala.
The tweet which is asking for help to save the elephant, is followed by reactions from people about the cruelty inflicted on the poor soul.
👏👏👏 High time the cunning human beings shun their schemingly sly tactics to overpower majestic animals 1000s times powerful-stronger than themselves!!— Meenakshi Sharan (@meenakshisharan) March 26, 2019
I wonder why they call it as ‘God’s own country’! Damn them. When the same elephant becomes wild can they tolerate its wrath?!! They have first hand experience but still they ill treat it. Elephants have that memory of experience. That’s why they become mad and behave like that— Snowking (@iamsnowking) March 25, 2019
I pray to GOD or whomever to throw these bas#@#@s down to ground and make them suffer.— AlisonBlamerBuchanan (@alisonblamer) March 25, 2019
This is absolutely disgraceful abuse of a #TempleElephant #Kerala Shame on you! #Karnan #Elephant— StarMan (@StarMan92062292) March 25, 2019
After the video went viral and the right authorities were contacted, Karnan’s case was taken up by ‘Voice for Asian Elephants Society’, an organisation with a mission to protect and conserve endangered Asian elephants.
@vfaes_org has investigated this story. Our founder has filed a complaint against owners & mahouts. A Case was booked by Trissur district forest officers. Mahouts were fired. The elephant has been transferred to Palakkad district, & is being monitored closely by the forest dept.— VFAES (@vfaes_org) March 26, 2019
According to this tweet by an IFS officer, a case has been filed against the owner and the mahouts have been fired for inflicting unimaginable torture on the elephant.
This case has been taken up by the authorities. Mahouts are fired, case has been booked, and elephant is looked up by FD. Really appreciate that people flag such issues but these accounts are not monitored 24X7. Such cases should be taken upto authorities directly. https://t.co/muJisYwIha— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) March 26, 2019
Stop cruelty towards animals.