Electrocuted Sambar on the banks of the Yamuna


A CI contributor observed a shocking number of  wild animals (chital, sambar and jackal) electrocuted along the banks of the Yamuna. As visible in the image, the farmers (who largely grow mustard) have drawn electricity in crude wire-fences causing the electrocution. The farmers grow crops right down to the edge of the river (Yamuna and Chambal) causing dangerous pesticide and fertilizer runoffs into the fragile river ecosystems.

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