Wildlife activists in India are outraged after Assam government decided to send 4 elephants by train on a stressful 3-day journey for a festival in Ahmedabad
- The Assam forest department is preparing to send four elephants across the country in
Ahmedabadthrough a ‘stressful” train journey of 3100 kilometers for a Hindu ritual.
wildlifeactivists are planning to approach the Supreme Court of India to file a petition against the move made by Assam government.
Rupsingh and Rani, who are among the four elephants are supposed to move from Tinsukia town in the northeastern state of Assam to the Ahmedabad — which is located in the western-most state, Gujarat, to participate in the annual Rath Yatra (chariot procession) at the
Reportedly, the railway authorities are looking for a coach to take the elephants on a three to four-day long journey. The decision came after three elephants in Jagannath temple died last year and the trustees decided to “borrow” the tuskers from Assam, the BBC reported.
The wildlife activists across the country and in the state are planning to knock the doors of the Supreme Court to file a petition against the move made by Assam government. The activists reportedly believes that it is “cruel and completely inhuman’ to make the elephants travel when temperatures are soaring above 40 degree celsius in northern parts of the country.
Assam Govt. must withdraw its permission for transit of elephants to Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad by train cov… https://t.co/kxGVcfA7jN— Ripun Bora (@ripunbora) 1561026154000
Gujarat's Jagannath Temple trustee Mahendra Jha said they decided to "borrow" the 4 elephants from Assam for 2 mont… https://t.co/IXBefp1i32— PKR | প্রশান্ত | پرشانتو (@prasanto) 1561086095000
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