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Unleash the Fury: Save Arikomban from a Fate Worse Than Death!


Arikomban, the valiant wild male Indian elephant from Kerala, India, has fallen victim to the insidious clutches of the heartless land mafia. These despicable individuals have targeted him for their own selfish gains, while our apathy and inaction have allowed this injustice to prevail. It's time to rise up and fight for Arikomban's freedom. Instead of subjecting him to repeated relocations, let us grant him the dignity he deserves by simply providing a damn sack of rice every day!


Arikomban's Plight: A Tragic Consequence of Greed:


The resort mafia, feeding off human misery and exploiting the vulnerability of displaced communities, has shamelessly resorted to false narratives and manipulation. They offered paltry sums to those who were robbed of their homes in the '301 colony,' which should have been an elephant corridor. With the title deeds secured, they cunningly painted Arikomban as a murderous monster. These deceitful tales propagated through local and social media, have made Arikomban their primary target. It's high time we expose this vile charade!


Arikomban's Home: Stolen, Destroyed, and Forgotten:


Our own greed and negligence have led to the destruction of Arikomban's natural habitat. We razed the trees, plundered his food sources, and replaced his sacred lands with soulless bricks and cement. Then, in an ironic twist, we pointed fingers at him, accusing him of crimes that were ultimately a result of our own recklessness. On April 29, 2023, in a heart-wrenching act of betrayal, the Kerala wildlife department heedlessly tranquilized and captured Arikomban from Chinnakanal, banishing him to Periyar National Park. The judge, with some semblance of wisdom, acknowledged our collective guilt in converting grasslands into eucalyptus forests, depriving innocent creatures like Arikomban of their basic sustenance.


Arikomban's Unyielding Spirit: A Symbol of Defiance:


Arikomban, despite being sedated multiple times, displayed a spirit of unwavering defiance against the 150-member team and the four kumki elephants attempting to uproot him from his rightful home by always coming back to his home. He refused to abandon his land, knowing that his place is among the trees and streams he grew up with. Arikomban now stands as an emblem of resilience, a testament to the indomitable spirit of all those oppressed and voiceless beings.


A Call to Arms: Rise Up for Arikomban's Freedom!


The time for complacency is over! We must unleash our collective fury against those who perpetuate this travesty. The forest officials and locals themselves have attested that Arikomban poses no threat to life or property, except for the occasional raids on ration shops and houses in search of sustenance. Yet, instead of providing a simple sack of rice every day, they squander lakhs of money on futile attempts to relocate him, all due to their own failures. Isn't it time we put an end to this madness?


Arikomban's Salvation: Give Him Rice, Give Him Freedom!


We beseech all animal lovers and defenders of justice to rally behind Arikomban's cause. Stand up against the bureaucratic red tape and the callous indifference that has plagued his life. Let us demand that forest officials and authorities finally acknowledge the simple truth: providing Arikomban with a daily sack of rice is not a herculean task. It is a humane gesture that will bring joy to the elephant and foster goodwill among our communities. Is that too much to ask?


Arikomban's tragic saga is a stark reminder of the atrocities committed in the name of progress and development. It is a testament to our collective failure as custodians of this planet. We cannot allow his suffering to continue. We must channel our anger, our outrage, and our passion into a force for change. Save Arikomban, damn it! Stand up to the land mafia, the resort exploiters, and the heartless officials. Grant Arikomban the freedom he deserves. Give him a goddamn sack of rice every day, and let his powerful presence serve as a wake-up call for us all. The time for action is now!


- Suresh Menon

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