Karnataka News: A Karnataka legislator was so angry with the elephants that he even suggested ‘elephant feticide’ in the assembly on Thursday. He apprised the House about the loss and suffering being caused to the people and farmers of his constituency due to elephants. Discussions took place in the assembly regarding the rampant lynching of elephants in some parts of the state, especially in Mudigere in Chikmagalur district. Some other legislators also put forth the problems caused by elephants and other wild animals.
Suggested ‘Elephant feticide’ given in the assembly
Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri suggested the state government to constitute a high level special committee regarding the steps to be taken and work accordingly. Mudigere MLA M.P. On the issue raised by Kumaraswamy, Minister Shivaram Hebbar said on behalf of the Chief Minister that it has been found that an elephant is causing the most problems in the area and instructions have been given to form a team to catch it. Kumaraswamy said that so far six people have died in his constituency due to the threat of elephants. Kumaraswamy said, “Elephants are increasing in population, they are not being shifted to other places or feticide is taking place to reduce their numbers.”