Kalyan Varma, an excellent environmental photojournalist, on the reality of elephant-capture in Hassan, Karnataka.

"When we read of man-elephant conflict , we agree that “capture” is the most logical solution. But do we know what capturing a wild elephant actually means, what it looks like, what it feels like?"

WARNING, you might find some scenes disturbing, so please take caution.

The escalating conflict between man and elephant in Hassan left the authorities with no option but to order the capture. The procedure is traumatic - for the officials, for the tame elephants, for the wild captive and even for the observer.

Source : Peepli.org

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