‘Are we not learning?’ – Heartbroken Rohit Sharma tweets on pregnant elephant’s death in Kerela
Rohit Sharma has been attached to several initiatives which fight cruelty against animals.
Updated - Jun 4, 2020 12:30 pm
A horrific incident of animal cruelty has forced the entire country to take notice. On Tuesday, a piece of information surfaced on the internet which stated that a pregnant Elephant was subjected to intense cruelty by some locals. The incident took place in Kerala.
The incident was horrific, to say the least. The forest department reported that some locals had fed a pineapple filled with crackers to a pregnant elephant. The official of the forest department said that the elephant suffered a painful death after the crackers burst inside her mouth. The incident has sent shockwaves in India. A video had surfaced on the internet in which the elephant was seen in the Velliyar.
Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma voiced his opinion on that matter. He expressed his sadness after getting to know about the incident. He took to Twitter on Thursday morning to talk about the incident. He said that no animal must be treated in this cruel way. He also said that he was ‘heartbroken’ after he heard about the incident.
What happened to the elephant in Kerala was heartbreaking: Rohit Sharma
“We are savages. Are we not learning? To hear what happened to the elephant in Kerala was heartbreaking. No animal deserves to be treated with cruelty” Sharma tweeted via his official Twitter handle. This is not the first time the Indian limited-overs vice-captain has come and spoken about animal cruelty.
We are savages. Are we not learning ? To hear what happened to the elephant in Kerala was heartbreaking. No animal deserves to be treated with cruelty.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 4, 2020
In February 2015, Sharma joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in order to show his support to the sterilisation of homeless cats and dogs. Later that year, the right-handed batsman from Mumbai has joined an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya. The campaign is aimed to save wild animals in the African continent. In 2017, he had revealed that he has opened a line-up of merchandise whose profits will go to animal charities.
The Indian cricket team captain and Sharma’s teammate, Virat Kohli also voiced his opinion on the incident on Wednesday. Kohli called it as a cowardly act in the tweet. He wrote on Twitter, “Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let’s treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts.”
Appalled to hear about what happened in Kerala. Let's treat our animals with love and bring an end to these cowardly acts. pic.twitter.com/3oIVZASpag
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 3, 2020