Video Of Elephant Being Beaten Sparks Outrage On Social Media

Elephants are an integral part of Kerala’s culture. Keralites love to see elephants at their grandeur festivals. However, the treatment of the elephants in captivity can be appalling at times.

This heartbreaking video of mahouts mercilessly beating up an elephant from Thrissur, Kerala is going viral on social media.

The video sparked outrage from Twitter and resulted in prompt action
In the video, an elephant reportedly named Karnan is seen being beaten by mahouts using sticks.

Unable to handle the pain the elephant tied to a tree, is seen lying down after a while, but the whipping continues.

Twitteratis were quick to express their anger and anguish over the video.


After much outrage on social media ‘Voice for Asian Elephants Society’an Animal Rights NGO posted on Twitter that these mahoutshave been fired after an ‘investigation’.

They further added that the elephant has been transferred to Palakkad district and Kerala Forest Department is currently looking after the elephant