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. Simon Rimmer says:

    Animal cruelty must become a death penalty crime, time to clean up the human garbage in the world !!!

  2. Indian government won’t do anything because they are a bunch of savages!
    They don’t care about their own people much less an animal…smh
    So sad.

  3. Absolutely HEARTBREAKING & HORRIFIC!!! They’re responsible for the destruction of the vulnerable elephants habitat…and this is what a mob of BARBARIAN SAVAGES decide to do to solve the problem of the elephants encroaching on them!!! The Indian government MUST do something to protect not only the elephants, but all of the wildlife who suffer the same. I WISH beyond WISHING that the BASTARDS responsible for these MONSTROUS CRIMES of CRUELTY could experience an eye for an eye form of meaningful PUNISHMENT!!! Let them know what it feels like to run…SCREAMING for their miserable low-lives!!! That’s what I would call JUSTICE. S&S…we MUST keep FIGHTING against animal CRUELTY, in whatever way we’re capable of doing, and on a daily, and global basis!!!

  4. The corrupt govt’s of India don’t care about such savagery. They barely care about humans, yet alone animals.

  5. So horrible, scary, sad and extremely cruel!!! Please don’t hurt the elephants!!

  6. What happened to Ghandi’s teaching of “the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”? So heartbreaking to see the baby and momma lost in fear, horror and helplessness.

  7. These f****** neanderthal asian scumbags need to be exterminated!

  8. clive talbot says:

    India China Thailand Turkey middle east, far east, all these countries have complete disregard for climate, environment, animals and even their own people.
    These uneducated coolis all want to trade with the west so if you want to do something about it don’t buy their shit leave it on the shelf hit them in the pocket and they may do something about it

    • Totally agree…as long as these type of brainless people keep existing & ruining the planet earth…one cannot say this world is a Beautiful place…On the contrary such callas malevolent, vicious acts are the lowest among low barbarians act & the behavior.

    • Totally agree…as long as these type of brainless people keep existing & ruining the planet earth…one cannot say this world is a Beautiful place…On the contrary such callas malevolent, vicious acts are the lowest among low barbarians act & the behavior.

    • is something being done in this sickening country about this cruelty the ones that did this need to be torched and left to burn the rotten sadistic bastards. WE HAVE SO MANY OF THEM LIVING IN OUR COUNTRY NOW thanks to our idiot PM Trudeau I hope they burn in hell for what they did to that poor baby

  9. No se vale es in acto de cobardía. Merecen la cárcel. No más crueldad animal
    🙁

  10. I blame the goverment for not bringing any justice for these animals or a safe place for them.. This makes me sick and I hope you all burn in HELL!…

  11. I am very disappointed in the country of India and the people of India who permit this cruelty. Stop taking away all of their land and leaving them with very little space for their habitat. The Government of India is not doing the right thing by these elephants. Furthermore, no elephant or any animal deserves such cruelty and inhumane treatment. Also if the people speak up against this atrocity, it is possible that a more humane solution can be found. Get with it India and stop this cruelty.

  12. Such a horrific act of cruelty!!!!

  13. What is the status of the baby elephant?

  14. Heartless scumbags. Stop procreating and use your energy to conserve nature.

    • Yes, they need to learn about contraception that is why they struggle, just too many of them. The animals need justice, I always thought Hindus loved animals so what is going on? Those responsible for this barbaric crime need killing off so they cannot harm any more if God’s Creatures

  15. That image is so disturbing it is impossible to forget. Wipe that village out.

  16. the whole damned cowardly brood, sneaky scum the only ??? men ??? when these cursed whores sons and motherfuckers torture and murder these poor and defenseless animals with their babies.
    I wish all of you a very long and very painful death.

  17. Annette Overstreet says:

    PLEASE TELL US WHETHER THIS BABY SURVIVED AND ITS BURNS TAKEN CARE OF!!!! THE PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS IT DID, BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO MORE INFORMATION. WE ALL WANT TO KNOW.

  18. is something being done in this sickening country about this cruelty the ones that did this need to be torched and left to burn the rotten sadistic bastards

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

    I pray the precious and innocent Mum Elephant and her precious baby were saved from these animal torturing |Indian monsters.

    These Indian animal torturing psycho depraved pea size brain animal torturing monsters must be brought to Justice and jailed for there deliberate and unimaginable torture and suffering these monsters committed against these precious Elephants.

    If I could get to these animal torturing monsters I would commit the same evilness and sadism to these monsters the same as they committed against these precious Elephants.

    The poor helpless and innocent baby Elephant. This is sadism and evilness at its worst. Absolutely sickening and unforgivable.

  20. What has humanity come to?? How can these people live with themselves. Animal cruelty of any kind should be stamped out but this takes it to a new level. A baby animal that has done nobody any harm.

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