In an act which tiger experts termed as ‘capital punishment without a fair trial’, the Rajasthan forest authorities on Saturday sent the Ranthambore tiger T-24 to Sajjangarh Biological Park in the outskirts of Udaipur, around 400 km away from his territory.
The move prompted a protest rally by tiger lovers and experts, who called it a black day in the history of wildlife, in Jaipur on Saturday evening.
The move is a U-turn from stand maintained by the government till Friday, when Minister of State for Forests Raj Kumar Rinwa said T-24 would not be shifted to a zoo or park till a committee of experts submitted a report on the matter. Rinwa had told MAIL TODAY that the committee would be set up after Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who was in New Delhi, returned to the state.
However, Rinwa was not taken into confidence before shifting T-24, also…
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