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Do we care for our wildlife?

September 22, 2006

Earlier this week a water tanker knocked down an elephant, Laxmi, in Mumbai. She suffered spinal injuries and was transported with the help of crane to an animal hospital for treatment.

Death of an elephant

Laxmi died September 22.

A few days prior to this, a healthy, young tiger was killed at the periphery of Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal by poachers, never mind they are a protected species.

Which leads to the question, do our laws really protect our animals?

What should we as citizens do to protect India's defenceless, disappearing wildlife? Don't they as fellow living beings deserve a little of our attention and care?

Shouldn't we move the government to provide basic protection for animals from unnecessary cruelty?

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Number of User Comments: 35

Sub: Law???

The only wild life our law protects is corrupt politicans and buearucrats. Law does not protect anyone else who needs to be protected. There is ...

Posted by Anand

Sub: two separate issues

The tiger's death in a national park is terrible. It is a wildlife sanctuary, and hence should be policed well to prevent poachers, but I ...

Posted by Arun

Sub: Can you do something?

Despite the doom and gloom, Yes we can do something Simple things 1. Pick up and don't litter from now and forever. 2. Donate a ...

Posted by Jagan

Sub: Nature

It is bad to see this happening but when we are allowing murderers to get away, how can we expect our system to work for ...

Posted by Devendra

Sub: do we care for our nature

We are not willing to control pollution. Ozone layer is also reducing. Global warming is the example of ending of nature including human being. We ...

Posted by sanjay prabhughate



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