After reading the article that the couple being involved in the latest Kruger attack will not be charged, I felt a real sense of disbelieve.
Firstly, there is clear video footage available of how exactly the matter unfolded and how the couple in the polo ignored the warning signs given by the elephant and despite these warning signs kept on moving forward, further agitating the elephant.
Secondly, the video footage clearly indicates that the elephant is not at fault and was simply defending his territory.
Lastly with this clear video footage available, SANparks still decide to euthanize the elephant. This being done despite clear evidence that this whole incident could have been avoided by the tourists.
I am utterly disgusted in the behaviour of the tourists but especially in the behaviour of SANparks. These tourists comes to our country, clearly disobeying the rules of the park and as aresult of them disobeying the rules the elephant is euthanized.
SANparks should have chosen the elephant's side on this one. Knowing that what the elephant did, was purely instinctive and natural and what the tourists did, well, was just plain stupid.
The only thing SANparks achieved here, was to defend stupidity.
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