Some of our Bollywood Actors are well known for their active participation in protecting and caring for animals and when it comes to this cause, our very own Anna is no exception.
The Bombay High Court’s Nagpur Bench on Tuesday admitted a public interest litigation that looked forwars to a stay on plans to kill an apparent ‘man-eater’ tigress and instead capture her alive, a wildlife activist said. Wildlife activist Jerryl A. Banait said that a division bench headed by Justice B.P. Dharmadhikari posted the public interest litigation he had filed on behalf of his NGO Earth Brigade Foundation for hearing on October 19.
Mr Banait contended that instead of killing her, which will orphan her two 10-month-old cubs, the Forest Department should capture her alive, as per the Supreme Court orders on September 11.
The department claimed that this tigress has killed over a dozen humans and in January this year, issued orders to shoot her at sight. However, in that month, she gave birth to two cubs, who are solely dependent on her for survival in the wild.”
He claimed that since the birth of the cubs, there was not a single human death reported in the area, where seven other tigers roam the wild.
The issue has raised serious concerns about protecting our wild animals and animal security.. While we all realize the importance of celebrities stepping into issues to create awareness, we are glad our Anna didn’t hold back from showing his support for Avni the tigress… In a tweet today he wrote-
Chasing and killing a mother means risking the lives of young babies, especially when she’s not been getting out of the forest & has confined herself to her home, the forest. Our national animal, we must show her respect, respect the forest & let them Live in peace #LetAvniLive
While we are glad Anna has taken a step forward to protect Avni, it would be really a nice happy go lucky thing if other stars too show their support and solidarity to protect the poor animal.