This is a weapon invented by demons among men. “Hakka patas” is one of the most dangerous and inhumane weapons created to kill wild animals that roam close to villagers. It is a mixture of explosive matter, iron and lead made into a ball-shaped charge. It is easily hidden inside large vegetables and fruits as a ”Hakka patas” explosive mixture. Many animals that move into raid crops get caught with this trap and dies. The government and wildlife officers have always asked with kind words to refrain from using such cowardly methods to harm wild animals and their lives. Even such wild animals have the right to live in this world as much as humans do. Circle of life can be cruel. But we must safeguard all sorts of animals to ensure their survival. Especially these wild elephants as their population are at a decline.
This young elephant is in deep trouble as it has not been able to eat correctly for the past few days with the wound caused by such a trap. A group of villagers initially spotted this elephant as it had an injured mouth when they spotted it. The wildlife department and their officers arrived at the scene and to also conduct and investigation to find out about the people who are behind these Hakka Patas Traps.
IF found guilty, these wrongdoers will be punished by the law with heavy fines and imprisonment. The difference between being a human and a wild animal is elementary to notice; instead of protecting our crops, it is not a good way to eliminate wild animals who naturally feed of crops and plants in any place they can find.
The situation about ELephants in Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka and Elephants.
In the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, Elephants roam the streets and through village areas freely in many regions of the country. The small island nation is full of elephants that are loved by most of the inhabitants of the island. Most educated in the country are continually fighting corruption, and animal abuse, especially towards the treasures that elephants are to the state as Sri Lankan elephants are known as the largest and the strongest among Asian elephants.
However, around farming villages where elephants raid crops, many conflicts are happening that have caused casualties to both sides. They have set a lot of fences and electric fences with barriers around many villages and farmlands around national parks and many massive forest reserves. These elephants often run into traps and wells placed along with farms for water supply.