NEWS: Bollywood comes out raging after news of a pregnant elephant who died in Kerala after she was fed a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers, went viral. Celebrities have also taken to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook sharing their shock over the tragic incident.
Shraddha Kapoor tweeted, “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”.
Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji wrote that humans deserve the virus.
Actor Vidyut Jammwal questioned whether this is the new world post-COVID-19.
Sharing the news, Anushka Sharma wrote that stricter laws should be in place against animal cruelty.
Tagging Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other concerned authorities, Randeep Hooda wrote on Twitter, “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”.
The wild elephant had left the forest, and was wandering in the nearby village in search of food. The explosion had badly injured her tongue and mouth and the elephant walked around the village, in searing pain and in hunger.
“She trusted everyone. When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months,” forest officer Mohan Krishnan, who was part of the Rapid Response Team to rescue the elephant, wrote on Facebook.