On Wednesday, the country and the world woke up to the heartbreaking news from Kerala’s Palakkad district’s Silent Valley, where a pregnant Elephant succumbed to the inhumane injuries after reportedly eating a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers, which exploded in her mouth and led to her death some time after.
The soon-to-be mother Jumbo died while trying to calm her searing pain while being inside the Velliyar River.
The death of pregnant Elephant sent shockwaves on social media. People called for strong action against those who fed her firecracker-filled pineapple, while sharing multiple illustrations and sketches asking fellow humans to make amends against animal cruelty.
A Twitter user illustrated how the pregnant Elephant eventually succumbed to the injuries: