Some farming villagers are always raided by small animals looking to eat and destroy crops regularly. However, some farmers and cruel hunters set up traps like Hakka Patas to hunt these animals.
This footage is about a medical mission in which these wildlife officers confronts a humble elephant that is a victim of a Hakka patas trap. Wildlife officers were able to spot this elephant with the wounds that gave them the signal to reach out and treat this elephant as soon as possible.
Elephants need to eat a lot to maintain energy levels to even life themselves up and keep themselves up. So without a mouth to eat will definitely limit their days as a living a being. This video is to spread awareness among people about these cruel human acts that must be stopped.
What is a Hakka Patas Trap?
“Hakka patas” is one of the most dangerous and inhumane weapons invented 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.
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 farms for water supply.