This Poor Elephant Screamed While a Heartless Mob Slowly Murdered It

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: The Kenya Wildlife Service
It's almost too horrific to imagine. Unfortunately, it was all caught on video so clearly that you won't need to. That's because the video shows in shocking detail what this elephant went through as it was tortured.

In the recording, a crowd in Kenya gathers around a defenseless elephant and lobs off pieces of its legs until it cannot stand. You can see the animal's blood, bright red, against the backdrop of delighted villagers swinging machetes and axes. The elephant howls in agony, a sound even more heartbreaking when you hear it mixed with claps and cheers from the murderers. By the end of the video, one of the elephant's legs is almost entirely severed, but the animal is nowhere near the escape of death.

A message must be sent that this abuse will not be tolerated. Sign the petition and demand that the Kenya Wildlife Service find this elephant's killers!

The villagers are not shy or ashamed about the atrocity they are committing. Many faces and distinguishing features are visible throughout the video. KWS is investigating the events, but so far no one has been brought to justice. If this crime goes unpunished, who knows how many more endangered elephants will be victims of the same cruelty?

Sign the petition urging the KWS to find these criminals and cooperate with law enforcement to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law!
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