The Villagers Attack The Tiger
When we think of wildlife, we think of animals being aggressive. Not humans. But when a lone tiger entered a village, it was a different story. Because they’re so harmful to people, the locals want to prevent anything from happening. The way to do this was to fight back. Senthil Kumaran said, “the first time I saw a tiger was on a black and white TV at the age of ten. The BBC was telecasting a documentary on tigers that deeply impressed me. I was so fascinated that I couldn’t even describe its majesty in words.” When he heard a tiger enter a village in India, he thought it was his chance. But he was let down. He said, “the place was heavily crowded with nearly 50 forest workers and more than 500 civilians, armed with poles and weapons to kill the tiger… It was those scenes that made me realize the dark side of the tiger and its contemporary ecology.” While we might think it’s brutal to kill a tiger like this, the villagers who had to live with the tiger and its harsh attacks would think otherwise (Vice).