Tuesday, 16 October 2018

NEWSLINK: Petition seeking a presidential pardon for man-eating tigress Avni gathers 54,000 signatures on change.org

A petition on online platform change.org to save tigress Avni and her two cubs has garnered over 54,000 signatures. Addressed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the petition seeks a pardon for the five-year-old tigress. Earlier this year, the Forest department division in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district claimed that Avni or T1 as she has been termed has killed and eaten at least 13 locals in areas surrounding the Pandharkawada Forest in the past year and a half.

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