Killer Trains: Two more elephants mowed down in Jalpaiguri today

Two elephants were reported to have become the latest victims of the killing machines that Indian Railways have become. These two elephans were hit by a speeding train at a level crossing in Alipurduar in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal when the elephants were crossing the track near the Madha tea garden.

The train was going from New Delhi to Guwahati.

There have been many instances of elephants dying a painful death when speeding trains hit them and drag them for some distance. After every elephant death, the railways talk of adhering to the speed limits. However, nothing happens. The current crop of political leaders turn a deaf ear to the plight of the elephants. With the change in the Government at the centre, lets hope that something good happens.

This issue has been covered in the latest issue of IndiaWilds Newsletter June issue (Vol. 6 Issue VI). The link is provided here. I would appreciate if members and readers can raise their voice.

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