Ban Festivals Where Elephants Are Paraded and Abused

Thrissur-Pooram-elephants-by-Manojk

Target: Ashok Bhushan, Chief Justice of Kerala

Goal: Don’t allow elephants to be paraded, mistreated and exposed to loud fireworks in annual festival.

Over 70 elephants were reportedly paraded in a festival, made to stand close to a loud fireworks display, and not given food or water for 36 hours. Animal activists have stated that 74 elephants were used in this year’s Thrissur Pooram festival held in Kerala, India, and forced to stand amid fireworks despite this violating several animal protection acts. The elephants also reportedly had wounds all over their bodies caused by their trainers brutalizing them to force them to stand and walk for several hours.

Mistreating animals in parades is not only cruel it is also against the law, as it violates a specific order by the Kerala Supreme Court. Sign this petition urging authorities to punish the people responsible for mistreating the elephants. Ensure that these animals are sent to a suitable sanctuary instead, and ban the use of animals in festivals so that this abuse does not occur again in the future.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Justice Bhushan,

Several elephants were allegedly abused during the Thrissur Pooram festival. The 74 elephants paraded in the festival were reportedly forced to stand close to a fireworks display, despite this violating the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Wildlife Protection Act.

Onlookers also claim that these animals had wounds all over their bodies and were not given food or water for 36 hours. This instance of animal cruelty must be investigated at once, and the people responsible must be punished.

We demand that these animals are sent to a suitable sanctuary and that their handlers are prosecuted for their acts. Please also ban the use of animals in festivals to ensure that this type of abuse does not occur again.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Manojk

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12 Comments

  1. Are you people INSANE, and completely devoid of hearts and souls?!?!???

  2. Maria Koehl says:

    This is cruel abuse and needs to be stopped. This are God’s voiceless creations with plans for a better life and not to be in cages or chains in caves and prisoners for some disgusting coward that should go to work and not use God’s creations for their benefits and insane cruelness satisfaction. I am against and a voice for animal abuse and it breaks my heart to see what this barbaric disgusting cowards do to our animal. This needs to stop and the elephants send to a Sanctuary to roam the wild for the rest of their lives as God intended them to do. What goes around comes around and it will happen and you will know why.

  3. WHY WOULD ANY ONE DO THIS TO SUCH BEAUTIFUL REGAL ANIMALS, JUST PUT THEM BACK WHERE THEY COME FROM AND JUST LEAVE THEM IN PEACE, YOU REALLY ARE SICKENING.

  4. these elephants deserve to retire now=sanctuary for them today.

  5. they are completely fucked in their head these people in india and elsewhere. I don’t think we can expect something from them.

  6. Kerala is known as the ‘armpit of India’. It has an incredibly bad reputation when it comes to animals.
    Petitioning and voicing your opinion very loudly at PM Modi would be better. He’s trying to ‘up’ India’s reputation and letting him know that the world is watching will get him moving on changing Kerala. Nothing else will work.

  7. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    How come whenever I need up-to-date technical support I’m connected to someone in India, and yet they treat women and animals like they’re a third-world country? (P.S. – I appreciate Bina’s thoughts on directing opinions at Modi.)

  8. Gerard FABIANO says:

    PETITIONS SIGNER & PARTAGER SIGNED & SHARED FIRMA ASSINE

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. ?

  10. Jaime Perez says:

    Such disgusting and inhumane treatment of innocent elephants. This is despicable and barbaric. What is wrong with these people? Do they think elephants have no feelings or need for humane treatment? ?

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