Celina Jaitly asks Zoo authority to transfer elephants

Celina Jaitly asks Zoo authority to transfer elephants

Actress and animal activist Celina Jaitly has written a letter to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) asking the agency to transfer the two elephants, Laxmi and Anarkali, from the Byculla Zoo to a sanctuary.

Jaitly also asked the CZA to expedite the relocation of all captive elephants who are currently used in Indian zoos and circuses.

The plea by the Bollywood actress comes after Laxmi killed a zoo visitor here last week.

Elephants who are incarcerated and kept shackled in chains often become frustrated and angry and sometimes lash out, an official of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India said.

A month before the fatal incident, PETA India had asked the CZA to relocate the two aging and ailing elephants.

Jaitly’s letter says PETA’s argument that the Byculla Zoo is not capable of meeting the complex needs of elephants, is valid.

Source: PTINews


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