Indians pay tribute to the killed pregnant elephant

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It’s quite a paradox: while, on the one hand, Indians worship animals, on the other, many are devoid of compassion towards animals in their natural habitat.

In a horrific incident, a pregnant elephant in Kerala died an agonising death after eating a firecracker-laden pineapple. It is being argued that the pineapple was not meant for the elephant but to keep wild boars away. The fact, however, is that this has led to an avoidable tragedy.

Even as he debate rages over the issue, people are coming together to pay tribute to the deceased, and pregnant, elephant.

You too can pay your tributes below. While you are at it, please share your thoughts what should we do to end cruelty to animals?

JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: A group of elephants raise their trunks in salute to the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Elephants At Hathi Gaon Pay Tribute To The Female Elephant Killed In Kerala
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: A group of elephants raise their trunks in salute to the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: Rose petals scattered near the feet of an elephant fter a group of elephants garland a photograph of the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Elephants At Hathi Gaon Pay Tribute To The Female Elephant Killed In Kerala
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: Rose petals scattered near the feet of an elephant fter a group of elephants garland a photograph of the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: A group of elephants raise their trunks in salute to the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Elephants At Hathi Gaon Pay Tribute To The Female Elephant Killed In Kerala
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: A group of elephants raise their trunks in salute to the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: A group of elephants with their mahout during a remembrance ceremony for the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Elephants At Hathi Gaon Pay Tribute To The Female Elephant Killed In Kerala
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: A group of elephants with their mahout during a remembrance ceremony for the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: Forest officials and a group of elephants garland a photograph of the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Elephants At Hathi Gaon Pay Tribute To The Female Elephant Killed In Kerala
JAIPUR, INDIA - JUNE 4: Forest officials and a group of elephants garland a photograph of the female elephant that was killed in Kerala, at Hathi Gaon on June 4, 2020 in Jaipur, India. The pregnant pachyderm died last week while standing in water after being fatally wounded by eating a firecracker laden pineapple. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tribute To Wild Pregnant Elephant In Jaipur
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tribute To Wild Pregnant Elephant In Jaipur
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tribute To Wild Pregnant Elephant In Jaipur
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - This photograph taken on May 27, 2020 shows policemen and onlookers standing on the banks of the Velliyar River in Palakkad district of Kerala state as a dead wild elephant (C), which was pregnant, is retrieved following injuries caused when locals fed the elephant a pineapple filled with firecrackers as it wondered into a village searching for food. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT - This photograph taken on May 27, 2020 shows policemen and onlookers standing on the banks of the Velliyar River in Palakkad district of Kerala state as a dead wild elephant (C), which was pregnant, is retrieved following injuries caused when locals fed the elephant a pineapple filled with firecrackers as it wondered into a village searching for food. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tribute To Wild Pregnant Elephant In Jaipur
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tribute To Wild Pregnant Elephant In Jaipur
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Tribute To Wild Pregnant Elephant In Jaipur
Elephant Village Development Society President Ballu Khan along with elephants and mahouts pay tribute to a wild pregnant elephant who recently killed in Kerala, at Elephant Village in Jaipur,Rajasthan,India, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Sand Artist gives final touches to sand sculpture of an elephant, representing the recently killed wild pregnant elephant of Kerala, with the message 'Save Wildlife Save Environment', on the eve of World Environment Day, in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu Sharma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Daily Life In Pushkar
Sand Artist gives final touches to sand sculpture of an elephant, representing the recently killed wild pregnant elephant of Kerala, with the message 'Save Wildlife Save Environment', on the eve of World Environment Day, in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu Sharma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Sand Artist gives final touches to sand sculpture of an elephant, representing the recently killed wild pregnant elephant of Kerala, with the message 'Save Wildlife Save Environment', on the eve of World Environment Day, in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu Sharma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Daily Life In Pushkar
Sand Artist gives final touches to sand sculpture of an elephant, representing the recently killed wild pregnant elephant of Kerala, with the message 'Save Wildlife Save Environment', on the eve of World Environment Day, in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu Sharma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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