Bengaluru: The brutal killing of a pregnant elephant has created outrage across the nation. The Central government has already taken a “very serious note” of the killing of the 15-year-old elephant in Kerala.

Also Read: Maneka Gandhi criticises Rahul Gandhi for elephant fruit-bombing

On Thursday (June 4), Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar urged Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar to act now and amend The Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act (PCA).



In April 2016, Rajeev Chandrasekhar had spoken in the parliament, drawing the House’s attention on how the horse named Shaktiman had been brutally beaten up resulting in its death. The horse had served the Uttarakhand Police force. He had also mentioned an incident in Bengaluru where a woman had killed eight puppies to teach the mother dog a lesson.



"The Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act (PCA), 1960 has not been amended since its inception. The Act imposes a paltry penalty of Rs 50 for animal abuse which hardly serves as an effective or strong deterrent for animal abusers," the BJP MP had said.

Also Read: Rajeev Chandrasekhar reiterates supremacy of the Constitution

The MP also shared an online petition launched on urging Kerala government to punish the culprits with murder charges. “Please do the right thing by signing this petition,” he wrote.


The tusker's murder was brought to the people's attention by a forest officer identified as Mohan Krishnan, who was part of the Rapid Response Team to rescue the elephant.

A pregnant wild elephant in Silent Valley Forest had fallen victim to an act of human cruelty on May 27 after a pineapple filled with powerful crackers offered by a man exploded in her mouth when she chomped on it.