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Starting a thread for the purpose of informing those bothered by the #ElephantDeathCase on how cultivation in hilly terrains are always at the risk of man-animal conflict. The accounts are personal and pics and vids are mine. I'm a western ghats farmer.
Notice the green garden net? That's what we do to keep away wild boars and wild goats.
Cost - ₹2000 for 30m roll with a width of 5ft.
We can afford it because we have other sources of income and hence it is feasible to protect our field boundaries using this.
What about farmers who cannot afford these? No. Not snares right away. See the pic. Notice the blue Saree attached to the garden net?
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This thread clarifies the situation re #ElephantDeathCase #Kerala. Also, let's use this opportunity to reflect on the situation of #wildlife in #India today
1. People did not "feed" the elephant with cracker stuffed pineapple.
2. The elephant ate the bait laid to kill wild boars.
3. 1000s of wild boars are killed every year in a similar fashion.
4. Some don't die immediately, they suffer for a few days without a face or mouth to eat.
5. This kind of baiting needs to stop.
6. Wild boar lives matter too.
7. End #cruelty towards all #animals #nonhumans.
8. It didn't happen in Malappuram.
9. Why does religion need to come into the picture?
10. #BlackLivesMatter, but please also stand up for those marginalised in #India too (#DalitLivesMatter #MinorityLivesMatter).
11. Try to understand the problem & suggest a solution #Nonhumans
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The pregnant #elephantDeath in Kerala may have accidently fallen victim to a trap set for killing wild boars. Now why do people set such fruit bombs for killing wild boars. In search for an answer I checked the legal way to kill a wild boar. It's laughable. Thread
The existing law for killing a wild boar is based on a 2011 order, senior journalist KA Shaji, who has covered Kerala's wildlife thoroughly over the years, told me. What does it say? From what he said, it is practically impossible to do it the legal way.
Killing should take place in a single gunshot, under the presence of a forest official and a conservation worker. The dead boar should then undergo postmortem& set to fire and buried in a deep pit. In return for all of his troubles, the farmer’s incentive is only a ₹500 reward.
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Sir, it was in Palakkad not Mallapuram.
And why the Indian culture remarks? #Kerala #keralaelephant
Let's not forget Mr Javadekar had defended the culling of animals like nilgai, wild boar. Supported by farmers-
Javadekar, who held the post of Minister for Environment defended animal culling, insisting it is done on the request of states to protect crops…
End of the day we have a huge problem between farmers and animals that destroy their crop. Needs a solution so farmers don't resort to firecrackers & tragic #elephant deaths like in Kerala. Mr Javadekar had supported culling of nilgai etc because of this…
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Pl be clear that

1. The pregnant elephant in Kerala was not intentionally fed with pineapple filled with firecrackers by someone.

2. It accidentally ate the explosive snare that was kept to ward off wild boars to protect the crops.

#Elephant #ElephantDeath
3. Though illegal, this method is used in many parts to fend off wild animals that invade cultivated area and destroy crops.

4. The incident happened in Palakkad district, not in Malappuram.

5. There is ABSOLUTELY no communal connection to the incident.

6. Both forest department and police have registered cases and investigations are on.

7. Forest department, as soon as they came to know of the incident tried to rescue the elephant, but in vain.

8. The elephant died on 27th May, not yesterday.

#Elephant #keralaelephant
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