Virat Kohli "Appalled" By Killing Of Pregnant Elephant In Kerala
Virat Kohli spoke out against animal cruelty after a pregnant elephant died in Kerala after eating a pineapple stuffed with explosives.
A pregnant elephant died after eating a pineapple filled with explosives
Virat Kohli said he was "appalled" after hearing of the incident
Anushka Sharma has also spoken out against it
Virat Kohli took to Instagram to condemn the cruel killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala. The elephant died after she ate a pineapple filled with explosives. The incident has led to widespread outrage in the country, with thousands of people calling for strong action against the perpetrators. On Twitter, several people also shared sketches and illustrations as a way to apologise for the heinous act of animal cruelty. Virat Kohli too took to social media to speak out against the horrific act.
The Team India captain shared a sketch of an elephant, with a baby in her womb, both having halos over their heads.
"Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let's treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts," Kohli captioned the image.
His wife and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma had also expressed her anger at the incident.
"We all would urge @cmokerala to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice for this heinous crime," she had written on Instagram, sharing yet another heart-breaking sketch.
Other cricketers like Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant also took to social media to protest the killing of the pregnant elephant.
Another shameful act of Human Cruelty. It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 3, 2020
Severe action must be taken against the culprit by @CMOKerala who fed the cracker filled pineapple to the innocent.
We believed you, You betrayed us#RIPHumanity #AllLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/FRH6cIatDz
Heartbroken, speechless, angry & shocked to read the news about the pregnant elephant in Kerala. How can anyone be so cruel. Hope the guilty are punished severely. pic.twitter.com/YKFCrrKPwZ— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) June 3, 2020
The incident in Kerala is extremely saddening. How can we be so cruel? It's time we as a society put an end to these inhumane acts.— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) June 3, 2020
India's football team captain Sunil Chhetri also tweeted a strong message on the matter.
"She was a harmless, pregnant Elephant. That makes the people who did what they did, monsters and I hope so hard that they pay a price. We keep failing nature over and over again. Remind me how we're the more evolved species?" he wrote on the micro-blogging site.
She was a harmless, pregnant Elephant. That makes the people who did what they did, monsters and I hope so hard that they pay a price. We keep failing nature over and over again. Remind me how we're the more evolved species?— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 3, 2020
Former India captain MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni also shared a message on Instagram.
The wild elephant had left the forests of Silent Valley in Palakkad district, wandering into a nearby village in search of food where she ate the pineapple. The fruit exploded in her mouth and left her in searing pain as she walked around the village for days, unable to eat anything because of her injuries. She eventually died standing in a river.