Kevin Pietersen, the former England cricketer, has expressed his ‘disgust’ over the inhuman killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala.
In fact, the entire country is shocked by the killing of a pregnant elephant in the Malappuram district of Kerala after she was fed with a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers. The female elephant, as a result, died while standing in the river.
The Kerala forest department, which has been probing the inhumane murder of the elephant, has reportedly taken two people under custody.
According to the veterinarians, who treated the female elephant, while chasing the elephant, who usually stray in agricultural fields, a few miscreants had stuffed firecrackers inside the pineapple
And, as a result, when the elephant started eating it, the firecrackers burst, damaging her upper jaw.
Kevin Pietersen, Virat Kohli and other Indian cricketers post their anger over the inhuman killing on social media
Since the inhumane incident, cricketers, like other public figures are taking to social media to express their anger over the dastardly act.
“DISGUSTED with the images I’ve been sent from India overnight over the senseless brutality of this mummy elephant. Why would someone do this?!?! Just why?!?” wrote former England cricketer and animal activist Kevin Pietersen.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma also took to his Instagram account where he wrote –
“I can’t believe where humanity is headed. How could someone murder an innocent, harmless, beautiful creature like this in cold blood. This needs to be dealt with in the harshest possible manner. To make this world a better place we need compassion but we also need accountability for our actions,”
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wrote-
“This needs to stop,”
Ajinkya Rahane, India’s Test vice-captain wrote on his Twitter account-
“We need to be a lot better in the way we treat these innocent creatures. Really ashamed of this cruel act and hope this makes everyone realize the importance of being kind towards animals and act like a human.”
We need to be a lot better in the way we treat these innocent creatures. Really ashamed of this cruel act and hope this makes everyone realize the importance of being kind towards animals and act like a human.#KeralaElephantMurder
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) June 4, 2020
On Wednesday, Virat Kohli, Indian captain, also took to Twitter to express his shock over the incident –
“Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let’s treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts,”
Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let's treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts. pic.twitter.com/3oIVZASpag
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 3, 2020