No animal deserves cruelty: Rohit Sharma furious over killing of pregnant Kerala elephant

No animal deserves cruelty: Rohit Sharma furious over killing of pregnant Kerala elephant

India vice-captain Rohit Sharma reacted sharply to the killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala, saying no animal deserves to be treated with cruelty.

The news of the elephant dying after chewing on an explosive-filled pineapple fed to her in Malappuram has triggered a massive outcry across the country. With cartoonists poking the conscience of people, several on social media have condemned the act of human cruelty.

Rohit Sharma, who has been leading campaigns in association with the World Wildlife Fund to bring awareness about animal conservation in the country, said he is heartbroken' by the death of the elephant in Kerala.

"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 wrote on Twitter

The pineapple exploded in the elephant's mouth when she chomped on it, a senior forest officer in Kerala had said. The elephant's jaw was broken and she was unable to eat after she chewed the pineapple.

The injured animal stood in Velliyar River where id died on May 27. The forest officer said post mortem revealed that the elephant was pregnant.