Where are the wild an­i­mals to go?

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - YOURSPACE -

Avni was a trea­sure, a true wild an­i­mal, a per­fect big cat and a beau­ti­ful mother who needed our pro­tec­tion. An in­no­cent an­i­mal has fallen to cor­po­rate greed. Our gov­ern­ments must drop this in­dus­trial-growth-at-any­cost think­ing and look at the larger pic­ture. What will we be with­out our bio­di­ver­sity?

An an­i­mal will al­ways look for prey. It is the for­est of­fi­cials’ re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­tect its habi­tat and the govern­ment’s duty to keep peo­ple out of buf­fer ar­eas.

We need to step back and fix our laws, frame a uni­form pol­icy to safe­guard peo­ple’s lives and pro­tect en­dan­gered an­i­mals. We can­not have this hap­pen again.

Arati Abishek

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