Coronavirus, Vizag gas leak, cyclone Amphan, death of George Floyd- enough has happened in 2020 for us to mourn about. And like this wasn’t enough, another piece of shattering news has taken the nation by a storm. The tragic death of a pregnant elephant has sent shock waves, given the cruelty associated with it. As per news reports, a pregnant wild elephant became a victim of a barbaric act in Kerala’s Silent Valley Forest, after being fed a pineapple filled with crackers. This isn’t the first time animal cruelty has become a topic of discussion. The incident involving a dog being filmed while being thrown off a balcony in Chennai made headlines, along with a stray dog beaten to death for trying to take shelter in a building in Mumbai during rains. Several influential personalities including celebrities have spoken up against such incidents and the recent one is no exception. Marathi celebs such as Amruta Subhash, Sai Tamhankar amongst others have reacted to the pregnant elephant’s death.
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Shwaas actress Amruta took to her Instagram and uploaded a story on the tragic incident, writing, “Heartbroken.”
Zakaas actress Pooja Sawant on the other hand uploaded an Instagram story, questioning Kerala’s so-called ‘high literacy rate.’
Vazandar’s Sai bought to notice the cruelty humans are capable of and hinted that we are bound to suffer if we cause harm to innocent lives like this. “No wonder we are f**ing doomed,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
Nehha Pendse, who is a huge advocate for animal rights, is equally heartbroken as well as angry. “Haven’t been this furious in a long time,” wrote the Dusari Goshta actress on her Instagram story.
We stand in solidarity with these stars and demand harsh punishment for the perpetrators. How about you? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.