The Nilgai, or “Blue Bull” is the largest species of Asian Antelope and is native to the Indian subcontinent. Mainly living on a diet of woody plants in the dry tropical forests of India, the Nilgai has been the focus of recent human-animal conflict in Bihar.
Local officials were ordered to cull Nilgai by shooting them with rifles, to deter populations from decimating farmers’ crops, and they reported in a recent article killing as many as 300 in four hours. However, outrage was sparked after shocking footage emerged of such officials burying one defenceless Nilgai alive using a JCB. The animal had been shot and could not move to avoid it’s gruesome fate.
Watch shocking footage here: