You must have heard about the death sentence of humans, but do you know that about 107 years ago, an elephant was publicly hanged in America, you will be surprised to know the reason.
Today none of you would have heard that any animal has been given death sentence. If you haven’t heard, today we are going to tell you the story of such an elephant. Which was publicly hanged in America about 107 years ago.
You may find it strange to hear but this is the reality. 107 years ago today, on 13 September 1916, an elephant named Mary was hanged in the US state of Tennessee. During this two thousand people were present. There is a strange story behind the death penalty for the elephant.
A man named Charlie Sparks used to run a circus named ‘Sparks World Famous Show’ in Tennessee. There were many animals in that circus, including an Asian elephant named Mary, it is said that one day Mary’s mahout left the circus for some reason. After this the owner of the circus replaced him with another mahout. In such a situation, the new mahout did not know much about Hathi Mary. Also, Maryam did not spend much time with the mahout. That’s why Mahavat started having trouble in controlling Maryam.
Meanwhile, one day a parade was organized in the city to promote the circus, in which all the animals including Mary and all the circus artists participated. A procession was taken out in the center of the city. During this, Mary saw some food item on the way, for which she started moving fast. During this, the mahout riding on the elephant hit his neck behind the ear with a spear, which enraged the elephant and the mahout fell down. After this the elephant crushed him with his feet. Due to which Mahavat died on the spot.
Seeing this incident, the crowd of people started running here and there. Enraged by this incident, some people started a ruckus on the streets raising slogans to kill the elephant. But at that time the matter had somehow calmed down. But most of the people of the city and the owner of the circus, Charlie Spark, together with the people, started demanding the death penalty for the elephant. The very next day of this incident, American newspapers gave special place to this unfortunate incident. After which this news spread rapidly throughout the city.
The townspeople demand the death penalty for Mary the Elephant from circus owner Charlie Spark. Along with this, he also threatened that if this did not happen, he would never allow a circus to happen again in the city. Many people talked about killing the elephant in many ways. In the end, Charlie Spark had to bow to the insistence of the people and decided to put Mary (the elephant) to death. For this, he called for a crane lifting 100 tonnes and on 13 September 1916, with the help of a crane, the elephant was hanged among thousands of people. This incident is considered to be the most cruel example of humanity towards animals in history.
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