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Jan 06, 2019
Maharashtra tiger deaths: Male tiger found dead in Melghat reserve, taking toll of big cats to four in one weekThis death of the tiger in Melghat comes within a week of two tigers being found dead in Maharashtra's Umred-Karhandla-Paoni Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagpur.
Nov 13, 2018
Avni's killing violates wildlife laws: Autopsy report punctures self-defence theory, fate of her cubs uncertainAccording to Avni's autopsy report, the dart allegedly fired to tranquilise the trigress appeared to have been planted on her thigh after she was shot dead in Maharashtra.
Nov 12, 2018
Avni wasn’t tranquilised: Autopsy report debunks Maharashtra Forest Dept claim tigress was shot dead in self-defenceTigress Avni was shot dead in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district on 2 November. She was believed to have killed 13 people in the region over two years, but animal activists maintained that there was no evidence to prove the claim.
Nov 06, 2018
Maneka Gandhi's rage at Avni's killing inconsistent with her reluctance to speak up against alarming rise in lynchingsOn the rare occasions that Maneka voiced her concern at the emerging culture of lynching, she has been seemingly shy of condemning it outright.
Nov 06, 2018
Avni was tagged 'man-eater' without proper evidence; authorities behind her 'ruthless killing' must be brought to bookWild animals cannot be killed unless every effort to capture and relocate the animal has been exhausted, which was ignored in Avni's case, as were the standard operating procedures.