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Electrocution Of Elephants In Sri Lanka Is Tragic & Unforgivable BUT Sadly, Understandable.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the excellent article, in ‘MenaFN’, shown above.


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Yes. It is barbaric! It is indeed criminal. It is unforgivable — especially in a Buddhist country where Buddhists, supposedly, value life & elephants play a major role in Buddhist temple processions.

But, alas, I can understand!

It is easy to be ‘holier than thou‘ when you are NOT hungry & facing poverty. And that is the problem here. Elephants are eating crops & impacting the livelihood of poor, hungry village people. That is why I can’t get too angry about this. What would I do.

Yes, I have never had to make such a choice.

In my youth I planned to go back to Ceylon (as it was then) & devote my life to protecting the wildlife. Well, I didn’t. Do I still have time? I don’t know.

But, think about it.

What can we do?


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by Anura Guruge