Justice for Baby Elephant Burned Alive

Target: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Indian Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Goal: Demand harsher penalties for villagers who harm elephants.

A baby elephant was severely burned and terrorized after it was struck with a flaming bar of tar in the east Indian state of West Bengal. An award-winning photograph captures the exact moment when photographer Biplab Hazra says a mob of “jeering men” threw the balls of tar and firecrackers at the calf and his or her mother, in an apparent attempt to drive them away. This is only the latest in a series of violent conflicts between elephants and humans in the region that must be addressed.

Elephants in India are in crisis as their natural habitat dwindles, while farmlands and urban areas expand. As a result, herds of wandering elephants frequently enter populated areas and cause damage or threaten human lives. Attacks by mobs, such as the one shown in the photograph, are seen as retribution for the losses the elephants are said to cause.

There is no excusing the vile behavior shown in the photograph. No animal deserves to be burned or tortured, especially as the result of human-caused problems like habitat destruction. Sign this petition to demand that Indian officials enact harsher penalties for causing harm to elephants and do more to protect what remaining land these creatures have available to them.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Vardhan,

A photograph showing a mob attacking an elephant mother and her calf underlines the growing crisis that elephants face in India. As their forest habitats are destroyed, these creatures are forced to wander over large areas to find food and water, bringing them into conflict with humans when they enter populated areas. There have been many reports of humans torturing and hurting elephants in an effort to keep them away, and this photograph is disturbing evidence that even young calves are being targeted by violent mobs.

Elephants will continue to enter villages and towns as long as they cannot find enough food or water in their natural habitats. Therefore, I urge you to do more to conserve their remaining habitat and to enact harsher penalties against those who would cause them harm.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Biplab Hazra via Instagram

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375 Comments

  1. FOR ALL OF THESE INSANE AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION. WHO IS IT?
    ALL THAT  BARBARIC  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – SUSPEND THEM OF ALL HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS!
    It is time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.
    THESE BARBARIC MUD DESERVES INCLUDED ALL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE THERE NOT TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    THE INHUMANE and BARBARIC ASSHOLE – STYLE HAS TO STOP!

    IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Indian Minister of Environment!!

    BEWARE OF GANESHA!

  2. I REALL HATE THESE INSANE PACK OF SCUM!

    GANESHA WILL KICK THEM
    WE ARE WAITING …

    THIS VILLAGE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE THERE LONGER

  3. Eva Rossetti says:

    Punish these barbaric people

  4. I’m surprise God have not step in and say enough is enough and end man kind. There is no more human is us. We are all evil and deinial and tell are self we do no wrong but we do. That is way God let mother nature throw disaster at are way. But what see is evil winning and his fallers but not God fallers. As believer in the Lord we have lost our way, even we tell our we believe it just word that have no meaning with no feeling in our heart and soul. What if Lord Jesus stop believing in and turn his and say “I’M GOING TO BRAKE MY PROMISE AND FLOOD THE WORLD TO END MAN KIND”. How would you feel?

  5. A bunch of horrible indian people, that should get the same, till they all die by fire. They should be watered with petrol and lit up fire on them.

  6. Kristina Smirnova says:

    I`m not sorry when I see cataclysms or disasters all over the world. I know it`s a punishment for human beings from God! They deserve it.

  7. This is appalling and karma will haunt these wicked people until the end of time…

  8. Can these people not think of a creative and non-violent way to deter elephants? These men are cruel, mindless cowards.

  9. As days go by and a year after another year elapses, EVERY day, I STILL see MORE & MORE petitions and each time, the Animal Abuse & Animal Cruelty get even MORE EVIL & even MORE MERCILESS!!! Instead of getting used to reading & signing such HEART-BREAKING petitions, I am REALLY getting VERY SICK with such human MONSTERS who DON’T deserve to LIVE in such a beautiful WORLD with our precious adorable ANIMALS living in it… 

    As such, please allow my humble self to SPEAK & SHARE and I hope that my message would “travel” world-wide to raise AWARENESS, whether you are aware or not and whether you believe or not and whether you listen or not, I just feel the NEED to do SOMETHING, just to help SAVE and PROTECT our precious beautiful animals on earth!!!

    1) Regardless of religions, I believe in our ALMIGHTY CREATOR, otherwise, WHO do you think created ALL the beautiful NATURES and the beautiful CREATURES in DIFFERENT forms???!!!
    2) Every thing happens for A REASON and we are all here for A REASON and so is EVERY living being whether they live in the SKIES or on LANDS or in the OCEANS!!! Every creature was created to PAY BACK for the KARMAs that were created in their PREVIOUS life and HUMANS are FORTUNATE than those VOICELESS creatures for their lesser KARMAs thus the MISSION to respect, to love, to care, to protect, to save and to BE KIND to ALL voiceless creatures!!!
    3) But instead of having a heart of GRATITUDE, EMPATHY, COMPASSION, HUMANITY, KINDNESS & LOVE, ungrateful “humans” abuse and murder VOICELESS & HELPLESS creatures for SELF GAIN & GREED and for FUN & ENTERTAINMENT and for VENTING FRUSTRATION & ANGER (the WORST because its YOUR beloved pet!!!) but please be REMINDED that you have to PAY BACK for the SINs committed and for the KARMAs created for ALL EVIL DOINGS!!!
    4) Lastly, please bear in mind that ONLY Almighty Creator has the RIGHT to determine the LIFE SPAN of every living being and its a CRIME and a SIN and a KARMA for any killings & suicides!!!

    Lets COUNT our Blessings and LIVE life to the FULLEST by LOVING every living being and doing GOOD deeds thus creating HARMONY & PEACE for a BETTER place to LIVE in and a SAFE & PEACEFUL world for the VOICELESS & HELPLESS creatures!!! Life may be SHORT but lets CREATE a BEAUTIFUL world for the younger generations and for THEM to create SAME for the next generations!!!

  10. Marilyn Glasgow says:

    What an awful place that is. Those brainless savages should be in jail and forgotten. Damn humans should stop trying to take over every inch of spave on this earth. Our beautiful animals were here first and have a right to their homes. Ghandi must be turning over in his grave.

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