When a giraffe approached her in the hope that they would feel compassion and offer her the help she so desperately needed to alleviate her deep pain, those in the car were heartbroken. Her face only expressed the enormous sadness and suffering she endured.
Sadly, news of evil acts against animals continues to be the order of the day and is increasing as the years go by.
Not even in the 21st century, different species are no longer the target of humans and of practices that were thought to have been eradicated years ago.
A poor giraffe was the victim of the thoughtlessness and insensitivity with which some people treat Mother Nature.
Bai Xinyi, a Taiwanese journalist, denounced through her social networks an event that is frankly painful and repudiatory from every point of view.
The animal, which was roaming around a sector of the Masai area, had a kind of necklace made of wires that tightened firmly around its neck, and which was probably part of a trap set by clandestine hunters.
With deep regret, the presenter recounted that during a trip to Africa to film a wildlife program, she came across this unfortunate scene.
It was a vivid image of hopelessness and cruelty, assuring that tears seemed to flow from the four-legged animal’s eyes, as if crying for help.
“It was crying with pain and abandonment.”
The poor giraffe with a wire collar around its neck cried out to be set free.
Although this time the animal was lucky enough to continue to live, others unfortunately do not have the same fate.
“This giraffe stood in front of the car and we could see tears flowing from his eyes. We didn’t understand much until we got closer and saw that her neck was surrounded by broken metal wire. I think she wanted us to call for help,” Xinyi said.
Poaching and changes in land ownership have significantly diminished wildlife in the area where this giraffe was sighted.
These animals are sought for their skins, teeth and meat, and exported mainly to Asia, where they are used to make special potions and ointments.
Some even believe that the giraffe’s spinal cord and brain are used to cure HIV, among other dark myths surrounding these cultures.
“This poor, innocent giraffe was lucky enough to escape the trap, but when I saw her, it broke my heart to think of what humans did to her. I apologized to her on behalf of the humans who caused her such great pain,” the reporter added.
Finally, Xinyi says that she called a ranger to remove the wire from the giraffe’s neck, which he managed to do after anesthetizing it, as it was a rather delicate task.
However, this does not solve the underlying problem: something must be done to stop poaching.
It is not fair that some people carry out this practice as a “hobby” at the expense of the pain of innocent animals.
We must get involved in this serious problem so that it does not continue to happen, and so that the authorities take drastic measures against those who dedicate themselves to attacking the lives of innocent people instead of preserving them.
Despite such viciousness against animals, these terrible acts do not make the front pages of any newspaper and do not seem to shock the public too much.
The case of this giraffe invites us to reflect on all the animals that suffer the ravages of negligence and lack of empathy of some human beings, hunting and cruel industries that threaten so many important species for our ecosystem.