Earlier this week a water tanker knocked down an elephant, Laxmi, in Mumbai [ Images ]. She suffered spinal injuries and was transported with the help of crane to an animal hospital for treatment.
Laxmi died September 22.
A few days prior to this, a healthy, young tiger was killed at the periphery of Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal by poachers, never mind they are a protected species.
Which leads to the question, do our laws really protect our animals?
What should we as citizens do to protect India's [ Images ] defenceless, disappearing wildlife? Don't they as fellow living beings deserve a little of our attention and care?
Shouldn't we move the government to provide basic protection for animals from unnecessary cruelty?
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