The pregnant pachyderm in Silent Valley Forest had fallen victim to an act of human cruelty
Chandigarh (Aditi) The pregnant pachyderm in Silent Valley Forest had fallen victim to an act of human cruelty on May 27 after a pineapple filled with powerful crackers offered by a man exploded in her mouth when she chomped on it.
The elephant who originally belonged to Silent Valley National Park (SVNP), Palakkad remained calm though she was under excruciating pain. She did not create a ruckus much to the disbelief of the forest department officials.
She faced one of the most brutal forms of animal abuse as the fruit exploded in her mouth, leading to her death. She had wandered into a nearby village looking for food when she was offered the pineapple filled with cracker.
"She didn't harm a single human being even when she ran in searing pain on the village streets. She didn't crush a single home. This is why I said, she is full of goodness" said the forest department officer .
she died at 4 pm on May 27, after hours of attempts by the officials to rescue the elephant, while standing in water.
"She needs to be given the farewell she deserves. For that, we took her inside the forest in a lorry. She lay there on firewood, in the land she played and grew up. We cremated her in a pyre there. We bowed before her and paid our last respects," the forest officer said.
But is this enough ?
This incident put a question mark on humanity and in all ways highlights how the animal rights are in great danger
The question is not ‘Can they reason?’ nor ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?
Article 51 (G) states the following:
"It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures."
Keeping constitutional provision in view, important animal protection laws that have been enacted include:
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and
The Wildlife Protection
Human attitudes towards wild nature and wildlife have, historically, been ambivalent.
Animal rights theorists, such as the philosopher Tom Regan (1983), maintain that humans and certain other animals share critical similarities (such as being able to feel pain and having desires about their future). These shared capacities, on this view, underpin the possession of moral rights. And if an animal has rights, there are some things we may never do to it. In the case of wild animals, we should not kill, confine, or otherwise interfere in their lives.
We live in a world that not only turns a blind eye to animal cruelty but condones it
The problem is that there aren’t enough people fighting for animal rights. If everyone started to look at animals — and not just dogs and cats — as fellow animals who share our planet, we would see far fewer cases of cruelty toward animals
I am against animal cruelty are you ?
it is really inhuman, not accepted and we should definitely go and click the right button for this so we have already filled a PIL
So i urge u all to please fill it
By Muskan Goyal