The death of the pregnant elephant that died after eating a pineapple filled with firecrackers has outraged people all over the world.
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We now know the elephant’s name was Amba of Palakkad.
The pineapple exploded in her mouth — breaking her jaw.
The incident caused Amba so much pain that she wandered into a nearby river in search of relief before dying in agony from her injuries.
Apparently, the pineapple was never meant for the elephant and it was planted as a snare for wild boars to protect the crops of local coffee plantations — but this act still goes against the Wildlife Protection of 1972 in India, which states that using snares to trap, wound, or kill animals is a cruel and punishable practice.
At Karmagawa, we’re heartbroken over the loss of Amba and her unborn baby. No animal should ever have to experience such a horrific death.
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