Shoot-at-sight order remains for Brahmapuri's maneating tigress - News Summed Up

Shoot-at-sight order remains for Brahmapuri's maneating tigress


NEW DELHI: An intrepid man-eating tigress from Brahmapuri may not be long for this world as the Bombay high court today refused to lift shoot-at-sight orders against her.The tigress has apparently killed two humans and injured four since late July. Forest department officials have failed in their mission to tranquilize the tigress despite roping in outside experts.The Nagpur bench of the high court refused to stay the principal chief conservator of forests' shoot-at-sight order for the tigress who is in the Bhadkumbh area of the state. Wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists have questioned the shoot-and-sight order.The tigress was captured on July 10 from South Brahmapuri because she attacked human beings. "If the expert teams cannot tranquillize a radio collared tigress, one can imagine what would have happened if the animal had not been collared. "In case of shooting, there are no such restrictions and we can shoot the animal even at 200 metres," said Khan.


Source: Times of India October 12, 2017 08:15 UTC


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