Hope this email finds you well! Request you to please publish this statement in your esteemed newspaper.
World Animal Protection welcomes decision to withdraw sick elephants from Amer Fort rides
World Animal Protection welcomes the decision of the Rajasthan Forest Department to “to stop the use of 20 medically unfit elephants for tourist rides at the Amer fort after a team of vets examined the animals in July 2020.” The decision is based on sound
medical and moral grounds of not using sick and unfit animals for entertainment.
World Animal Protection has persistently been campaigning for sick elephants to be taken off rides in Amer fort
and has recommended that elephant rides be phased out in favour of more humane alternatives like electric or battery-operated vehicles. It is hoped that the Rajasthan state forest department will adhere to this decision in the interests of both human safety
and animal welfare and that this progressive step will spell the end of the cruel spectacle of elephant rides in Amer fort and elsewhere. World Animal Protection also hopes that all stakeholders, including the elephant owners, will come together and seek elephant-friendly
facilities for the maintenance of these sick elephants and eventually all the captive elephants giving rides at Amer fort in Rajasthan. World Animal Protection will be very happy to play a constructive role in this transition from elephant rides to elephant-friendly
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Digital Marketing Manager
World Animal Protection India