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Wed May 29, 2019, 09:04 AM

Mother Elephant & Calf Attacked With Firebombs; Deforestation Pushed Them Into Cropland [View all]


A mother elephant and her baby are attacked by villagers with fire in India. Photo: Biplab Hazra / The Independent

26 April 2019 (The Science News Reporter) – Due to the deforestation across India, numerous elephants can be seen wandering in the villages and communities. [Sadly, this is very common, cf. Photo of baby elephant on fire after being attacked by mob wins international award – “The calf screams in confusion and fear as the fire licks at her feet”. –Des]

Numerous animals across India have been forced to encroach on human habitats in search of food and shelter, and end up wandering through villages or across crop fields, desperately trying to find a new home.

However, people often take extreme measures in order to prevent these animals from damaging their property.

The previous photo has caught the moment when angry Bishnupur residents launch firebombs at a mother elephant and her calf as a way to stop them from wandering onto their crops. The panicking animals run across the road, terrified. […]


A mother elephant and her baby try to cross railroad tracks in India. Photo: Biplab Hazra / The Independent

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https://desdemonadespair.net/2019/05/image-of-the-day-mother-elephant-and-her-calf-attacked-with-firebombs-as-deforestation-drives-them-into-the-paths-of-humans.html

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