How cruel! An innocent pregnant elephant killed with such brutality!
But I think I wouldn't be the right person to talk about it as I contribute my own share in animal cruelty by being a non vegetarian. I so nonchalantly put flesh of dead animals in my mouth and appreciate their taste rather than mourning their death. They are also killed brutally somewhere, right?
I think the biggest hypocrisy in the world is expressing grief at an animal's death and eating them. Imagine people discussing animal cruelty over lunch/dinner eating a non veg meal. Hahaha...
I am a hypocrite, too. I am cruel, too. That alive chicken that I order to be killed at the poultry shop is an act of cruelty. It doesn't break my heart. I go home and enjoy it's taste. So delicious! When I buy mutton, the half cut body of the goat remains hanging in front of my eyes all the while and a part of it that I buy is chopped in front of my eyes. It doesn't break my heart. I go home and do not mourn over the dead animal, rather I appreciate it's taste.
So then, why is the death of the elephant today hurting me so much? It has to be the magnitude of the brutality of the way it was killed. But, isn't it brutal to kill an animal for the purpose of eating? Isn't it brutal to kill an animal at all? Or are the animals that I eat killed in a way that's kind and loving? Or shall I just call it my "guilty pleasure"? How do I justify my non-vegetarian diet?
Oh wait, I am a human being, that should be enough justification.
Coming back to the incident today, yes, it was extremely cruel to kill an innocent pregnant animal in a way that's unheard of, unnecessarily, to get nothing out of it, for mere entertainment maybe. Definitely people of sick mentality involved in the act. But my point is, animal cruelty is so widespread, so common, so accepted by people that it's practised without the realisation of it.