India: Animal rights campaigners seek PM intervention to control captive elephants

India elephant-apAnimal Rights/Welfare

“THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Animal rights campaigners have urged prime minister Narendra Modi to immediately intervene to stop the widespread practice of using sharp-tipped goads, steel capture belts and other banned items to control captive elephants in Kerala.

“In a letter to Modi, who is also the chairman of the National Board for Wildlife, animal rights group Heritage Animal Task Force said elephant contractors and festival organisers widely use such instruments to keep the elephants under control.” via  The Economic Times.

GR:  Animal Rights/Welfare Organizations in India:

(Here are a few visible on the Internet; there are many more.)

 

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