Despite the hardships endured, the joy of giving birth to a new life stretches to all living beings. Animals too display an affective association with their unborn child, looking forward to its birth. But what happens when the awaited celebration for birth transits into an episode of human criminality that proves to be fatal? In the Indian state of Kerala, the recent killing of a pregnant elephant brought about by the consumption of a cracker filled pineapple, left around by forest men, is just the right case to ponder over this aspect. An act committed by them to protect their cultivated land from animal intrusion, is in no way justifiable on ethical and moral grounds.