If this article doesn’t make you think – not just about the suffering our modern world has on such magnificent wild animals, but about the fact that these creatures are thinking, feeling animals, animals who have relationships and mourn their losses – I don’t know what will.
The article details how 2 baby elephants got stuck while trying to cross some train tracks in densely bushed area. 5 Adult elephants rallied around the calves to protect them from the oncoming train. All 7 animals were killed – 5 instantaneously and 2 after much suffering. The remaining elephants stayed near the bodies for days in mourning.
Please support organizations like WIRES, PETA, WWF and more around the world so we can do all we can to stop a tragedy like this from ever happening again.