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Petitioning Arif Mohammed Khan, Ministry of Law and Justice, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Justice for our Voiceless Soul

An elephant that was pregnant died in Kerala, standing in water, after she faced one of the most brutal forms of animal abuse. She ate a pineapple filled with firecracker, offered to her allegedly by some locals. The fruit exploded in her mouth, leading to the inevitable tragedy. Perhaps a more important question to ask is why we hear so much about voiceless deaths, and not enough about prosecutions? Due to loopholes in the judicial system how many will actually end up being sentenced? The disparity between sentencing in our country is great. The law in India does not assign long prison sentences to wildlife crime. There should be a strong fear amongst that would-be killers of the innocent who must know that they might not go home alive, and would be shot even if they surrendered Conviction of wildlife killing must receive a rigorous sentencing with hefty fines. And until India's wildlife laws were updated recently, penalties for killing were simply fines that had not risen in to keep pace with the atrocities caused to our beloved animals. Even where tough laws do exist, for a criminal case, it can be difficult to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that a killer is guilty. Too often, the expertise or evidence is not available for any type of sophisticated analysis. Even if, the convict is caught, many of them would be awaiting trial dates, and appeals which could be sent out for more evidence from the public to complete these prosecutions. There is general frustration about the prosecution of the animal killers. It is important to build the political will to ensure that prison sentences are given. Time and time again, killers are awarded bail and abscond, or are acquitted at trial. If this is the case, then legal measures to crack down on killing are not working. Shoot-to-kill may not be a one-size-fits-all solution for the killers of innocent animal, it must be exercised in this rare case of killing of a mother and an unborn child. We must continue to challenge the so called law to stop this type of inhuman act. We stand the best chance possible of turning back the tide on killers with harsher punishments. Often the punishment is not in proportion to the crime. It is up to us to lend our own voices to the voiceless. Hopefully, the inhuman and atrocious killer will be convicted and punished for harming an innocent animal.

KAMAL GANATRA
2,204,698 supporters
Petitioning Arif Mohammed Khan, Maneka Gandhi, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Dr. Asha Thomas, Shri. P​.​K.Kesavan, Shri​.​K. Raju

Justice for the Pregnant Elephant Brutally Killed in Kerala

To whom it may concern, A pregnant elephant died in Kerala last Wednesday, after she faced one of the most brutal forms of animal abuse. She ate a pineapple filled with firecrackers, offered to her allegedly by some locals. The fruit exploded in her mouth, badly injuring her tongue and mouth. The elephant walked around in the village, in searing pain and in hunger. She was unable to eat anything because of her injuries.       The elephant remained calm, though she was under excruciating pain she didn’t attack any one as she ran in the streets of the village. She didn't crush a single home or created any havoc. The 15-year-old elephant just stood in the river so that her mouth and tongue which had exploded could get some form of relief. Unfortunately she died standing in the river. The incident was brought to light by Mohan Krishnan, Section Forest Officer, Nilambur, on his Facebook page This is really disheartening and makes us sick to the core. There have been several animal abuse incidents in India in last few months and unless a strict action is taken against the offenders these abuses and assaults on animals will never stop. We personally feel that a charge of murder should be slapped against the people involved in this brutal murder. We would therefore request the government of India to take an immediate action against the offenders. Sign and share my petition so we can get justice for the elephant.  

Nikhil Suryawanshi
2,204,698 supporters
Petitioning Arif Mohammed Khan, Maneka Gandhi, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Dr. Asha Thomas, Shri. P​.​K.Kesavan, Shri​.​K. Raju

Giustizia per l'elefantessa incinta e brutalmente uccisa a Kerala, India

ENUn elefantessa incinta è morta nel Kerala, regione dell'India, lo scorso mercoledì, dopo aver affrontato una delle forme più brutali di abuso su animali. E' morta dopo aver mangiato un ananas pieno di petardi, che le era stato offerto presumibilmente da alcuni locali. Il frutto le è esploso in bocca, ferendola gravemente.Il povero animale ha girovagato nel villaggio, con dolore lancinante e affamata, ma non è riuscita a mangiare nulla a causa delle ferite. E' rimasta calma, nonostante la sofferenza e il dolore lancinante.Non ha attaccato nessuno mentre correva per le strade del villaggio, non ha distrutto una sola casa, né creato alcun caos.L'elefantessa si è diretta al fiume, in modo che la sua bocca e la lingua potessero avere sollievo dalle fiamme. Purtroppo, però, è morta nel fiume. Sull'episodio ha fatto luce Mohan Krishnan, responsabile forestale, Nilambur, sulla sua pagina Facebook, con questo messaggio: "Questo è davvero scoraggiante e ci fa stare male in modo incredibile. Ci sono stati diversi episodi di abuso di animali in India negli ultimi mesi e, a meno che non venga intrapresa un'azione rigorosa contro i trasgressori, questi abusi e aggressioni sugli animali non si fermeranno mai."Riteniamo personalmente che l'accusa di omicidio debba essere avanzata contro le persone coinvolte in questo brutale omicidio. Vorremmo pertanto chiedere al Governo Indiano di agire immediatamente contro i trasgressori. Firma e condividi la mia petizione in modo che possiamo ottenere giustizia per l'elefantessa. 

Nikhil Suryawanshi
2,204,698 supporters
Petitioning Arif Mohammed Khan

Justicia para la elefanta embarazada brutalmente asesinada en Kerala, India

Una elefanta embarazada murió en Kerala, India el pasado miércoles víctima de un acto brutal de maltrato animal. Algunos lugareños le dieron una piña llena de petardos supuestamente. La fruta explotó en su boca, hiriendo gravemente su lengua y su boca. Esta elefanta caminó hasta el pueblo con un dolor punzante y hambre, no pudo comer nada debido a sus heridas. Permaneció calmada a pesar de tener un dolor insoportable, no atacó a nadie mientras corría por las calles de la aldea. No aplastó ninguna casa ni creó caos. La elefanta de 15 años simplemente se paró en el río para que su boca y su lengua heridas por la explosión pudieran obtener algún tipo de alivio. Desafortunadamente, murió de pie en el río. El incidente fue revelado por Mohan Krishnan, Oficial de la Sección Forestal, Nilambur, en su página de facebook. Esto es realmente horroroso y nos enferma hasta la médula. Ha habido varios incidentes de maltrato animal en India en los últimos meses y, a menos que se tome una acción estricta contra los delincuentes, estos abusos y agresiones contra animales nunca acabarán. Personalmente, creemos que se debe imponer un cargo de asesinato contra las personas involucradas en este brutal asesinato. Por tanto, solicitamos al gobierno de la India que tome medidas inmediatas contra los delincuentes. Firma y comparte esta petición para que podamos obtener justicia para esta elefanta

Nikhil Suryawanshi
2,204,698 supporters
Petitioning Arif Mohammed Khan, Maneka Gandhi, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Dr. Asha Thomas, Shri. P​.​K.Kesavan, Shri​.​K. Raju

Vahşice Öldürülen Hamile Fil için Adalet

English Geçtiğimiz Çarşamba günü, Hamile bir fil, hayvan istismarının en acı biçimlerinden birine maruz kalarak öldürüldü. Olay Hindistan’ın Kerala eyaletinde gerçekleşti. Ölüm nedeni, yerel halktan birilerinin kendisine, içinde patlayıcı saklı olan bir ananas yedirmesiydi. Ananas, filin ağzında patladı, dilini ve ağzını kötü bir şekilde yaraladı. Fil acı çekerek ve aç bir şekilde bir süre köyde dolaştı. Yaraları nedeniyle hiçbir şey yiyemedi. Yaşadığı dayanılmaz acıya rağmen fil sakindi, köyün sokaklarında dolaşırken  kimseye saldırmadı. Tek bir evi ezmedi ve kimseye zarar vermedi. 15 yaşındaki fil, nehirde öylece durdu, yaralanan ağzını ve dilini bu şekilde rahatlamaya çalıştı. Sonunda daha fazla dayanamadı ve nehirde durduğu yerde öldü. Olay, Nilambur Orman Yetkilisi Mohan Krishnan’ın Facebook sayfasında duyurmasıyla gün ışığına çıktı.   Bu korkunç olayı düşündükçe kahroluyoruz. Hindistan'da son birkaç ay içinde birden fazla hayvan istismarı olaylı yaşandı. Suçlulara katı yaptırımlar gelmediği sürece, hayvanlara yönelik bu istismar ve saldırılar asla durmayacaktır. Bu vahşi cinayete karışanların cinayet suçundan yargılanmasını istiyoruz.  Bu nedenle Hindistan hükümetinden derhal harekete geçmesini talep ediyoruz. Sesini duyuramayan fil için adalet talebimizi duyurmak için, dünyanın neresinde olursan ol lütfen imzala ve paylaş.   

Nikhil Suryawanshi
2,204,698 supporters
Petitioning Arif Mohammed Khan, Maneka Gandhi, Shri K Raju, Dr Asha Thomas IAS, P​.​K. Kesavan IFS, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan

हमें इंसाफ़ चाहिए, गर्भवती हथिनी को तड़पाकर मारने वालों को कड़ी सज़ा हो!

एक बेज़ुबान गर्भवती हथिनी के साथ सोच ना सकने वाला अत्याचार करने वालों को कड़ी से कड़ी सज़ा होनी चाहिए!मेरा दिल रो पड़ा जब मैंने खबर पढ़ी कि एक भूखी गर्भवती हथिनी को अनानास के बीच पटाखे डालकर खिला दिया गया, उसके मुंह में वो फटने से उसकी मौत हो गई।जैसे ही उसने अनानास खाया वो उसके मुँह में फट गया और उसकी मौत हो गई। उस बेज़ुबान ने इंसानों की क्रूरता के आगे दम तोड़ दिया।जो हुआ वो अमानवीय है और इसे किसी भी रूप में स्वीकार नहीं किया जा सकता है। उस बेज़ुबान के साथ हुए अत्याचार पर बोलिए। अपराधियों पर कड़ी कार्रवाई होनी चाहिए। मुझे आप सबका साथ चाहिए, प्लीज़ मेरी पेटीशन साइन करिए और जितना हो सके शेयर करिए।

Aparajita Saha
2,204,698 supporters
Petitioning Arif Mohammed Khan

Gerechtigkeit für den brutal getöteten schwangeren Elefanten in Kerala!

Am vergangenen Mittwoch starb in Kerala eine schwangere Elefantin, nachdem sie einer der brutalsten Formen von Tiermisshandlung ausgesetzt war. Sie aß eine mit Feuerwerkskörpern gefüllte Ananas, die ihr mutmaßlich von Einheimischen angeboten wurde. Die Frucht explodierte in ihrem Mund und verletzte ihre Zunge und ihren Mund schwer. Der Elefant lief mit brennenden Schmerzen und Hunger im Dorf umher. Wegen ihrer Verletzungen konnte sie nichts essen.       Die Elefantin blieb ruhig. Obwohl sie unter entsetzlichen Schmerzen litt, griff sie niemanden an, als sie durch die Straßen des Dorfes lief. Sie zertrümmerte kein einziges Haus und richtete keine Verwüstung an. Die 15-jährige Elefantin stand einfach nur im Fluss, damit ihr Mund und ihre Zunge, die explodiert waren, irgendeine Form von Erleichterung erlangen konnten. Leider starb sie im Fluss stehend. Der Vorfall wurde von Mohan Krishnan, Forstbeamter der Sektion Nilambur, auf seiner Facebook-Seite veröffentlicht.  Das ist wirklich entmutigend und trifft uns bis ins Mark. In den letzten Monaten hat es in Indien mehrere Vorfälle von Tiermisshandlungen gegeben, und solange nicht streng gegen die Täter vorgegangen wird, werden diese Misshandlungen und Übergriffe auf Tiere niemals aufhören! Wir persönlich sind der Meinung, dass gegen die an diesem brutalen Mord beteiligten Personen eine Mordanklage erhoben werden sollte. Wir fordern daher die indische Regierung auf, unverzüglich gegen die Täter vorzugehen. Unterzeichnen und teilen Sie meine Petition, damit wir Gerechtigkeit für den Elefanten erlangen können.

Nikhil Suryawanshi
2,204,698 supporters
हमें इंसाफ़ चाहिए, गर्भवती हथिनी को तड़पाकर मारने वालों को कड़ी सज़ा हो!

प्रिय नागरिकों, हमारे राज्य केरल में एक गर्भवती हथिनी की दुखद मृत्यु से मैं काफ़ी दुखी हूँ। इस दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण घटना ने हर किसी को गहरा दुख दिया है और लोग नाराज़ हैं। इस नाराज़गी के कारण इस मुद्दे पर हज़ारों पेटीशन देखने को मिलीं। जनता का गुस्सा जायज़ है और इसे हर कोई समझता है। मैं आप सभी को भरोसा दिलाना चाहता हूं कि ये मुद्दा हमारी प्राथमिकता है। केरल के वन विभाग ने इसका संज्ञान लेकर वन्य जीव (संरक्षण) अधिनियम, 1972 के तहत मामला दर्ज किया है। साथ ही केरल पुलिस ने विस्फोटक अिधिनयम, 1884 एवं पशुओं के प्रति क्रूरता रोकथाम अधिनियम 1960 के तहत भी केस दर्ज किया है। इन विभागों की दो उच्च स्तरीय टीम इस घटना की जांच कर रही हैं। मैंने पहले ही राज्य सरकार के समक्ष ये मुद्दा उठाया है और इस दुखद घटना पर उनसे अपनी पीड़ा ज़ाहिर की है। केरल सरकार इस मामले में पर्याप्त और कड़े कदम उठा रही है। दोषियों को कानून का सामना करना होगा, वो बख्शे नहीं जाएंगे। धन्यवाद, आरिफ़ मोहम्मद खान राज्यपाल, केरल

5 months ago
Justice for our Voiceless Soul

Dear Citizens, The tragic death of a pregnant elephant in our state, Kerala, has deeply pained and saddened me. This unfortunate incident has upset wildlife lovers and people from all walks of life. It has led to thousands of petitions from Kerala and outside. The public outrage evoked by this shocking event is certainly understandable. I would like to assure everyone that this matter is of utmost priority to us. The Kerala Forest Department has registered a case under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and Kerala Police have registered a case under the Explosives Act, 1884 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Two High-Level Special Teams of these departments are investigating the cases. I have already taken up the matter with the State Government, expressing my anguish about this incident. The Government of Kerala is taking adequate and strong actions and those responsible for this abominable act will be brought to justice. Thank you, Arif Mohammed Khan Governor of Kerala

5 months ago
Justice for our Voiceless Soul

Dear Citizens, The tragic death of a pregnant elephant in our state, Kerala, has deeply pained and saddened me. This unfortunate incident has upset wildlife lovers and people from all walks of life. It has led to thousands of petitions from Kerala and outside. The public outrage evoked by this shocking event is certainly understandable. I would like to assure everyone that this matter is of utmost priority to us. The Kerala Forest Department has registered a case under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and Kerala Police have registered a case under the Explosives Act, 1884 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Two High-Level Special Teams of these departments are investigating the cases. I have already taken up the matter with the State Government, expressing my anguish about this incident. The Government of Kerala is taking adequate and strong actions and those responsible for this abominable act will be brought to justice. Thank you, Arif Mohammed Khan Governor of Kerala

5 months ago
We need justice, the torturer of the elephant needs to be in jail.

Dear Citizens, The tragic death of a pregnant elephant in our state, Kerala, has deeply pained and saddened me. This unfortunate incident has upset wildlife lovers and people from all walks of life. It has led to thousands of petitions from Kerala and outside. The public outrage evoked by this shocking event is certainly understandable. I would like to assure everyone that this matter is of utmost priority to us. The Kerala Forest Department has registered a case under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and Kerala Police have registered a case under the Explosives Act, 1884 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Two High-Level Special Teams of these departments are investigating the cases. I have already taken up the matter with the State Government, expressing my anguish about this incident. The Government of Kerala is taking adequate and strong actions and those responsible for this abominable act will be brought to justice. Thank you, Arif Mohammed Khan Governor of Kerala

5 months ago
JUSTICE FOR THE 15 YEAR OLD PREGNANT ELEPHANT.

Dear Citizens, The tragic death of a pregnant elephant in our state, Kerala, has deeply pained and saddened me. This unfortunate incident has upset wildlife lovers and people from all walks of life. It has led to thousands of petitions from Kerala and outside. The public outrage evoked by this shocking event is certainly understandable. I would like to assure everyone that this matter is of utmost priority to us. The Kerala Forest Department has registered a case under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and Kerala Police have registered a case under the Explosives Act, 1884 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Two High-Level Special Teams of these departments are investigating the cases. I have already taken up the matter with the State Government, expressing my anguish about this incident. The Government of Kerala is taking adequate and strong actions and those responsible for this abominable act will be brought to justice. Thank you, Arif Mohammed Khan Governor of Kerala

5 months ago
Justice for the Pregnant Elephant Brutally Killed in Kerala

Dear Citizens, The tragic death of a pregnant elephant in our state, Kerala, has deeply pained and saddened me. This unfortunate incident has upset wildlife lovers and people from all walks of life. It has led to thousands of petitions from Kerala and outside. The public outrage evoked by this shocking event is certainly understandable. I would like to assure everyone that this matter is of utmost priority to us. The Kerala Forest Department has registered a case under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and Kerala Police have registered a case under the Explosives Act, 1884 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Two High-Level Special Teams of these departments are investigating the cases. I have already taken up the matter with the State Government, expressing my anguish about this incident. The Government of Kerala is taking adequate and strong actions and those responsible for this abominable act will be brought to justice. Thank you, Arif Mohammed Khan Governor of Kerala

5 months ago