• Petitioned The Director, Animal Welfare Division.

This petition was delivered to:

The Director, Animal Welfare Division.
The Chairman, AWBI
Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Wild Life Department of Kerala.
Shri. P. K. Mohanty
The Central Zoo Authority of India
The Ministry of Environment and Forest
The Secretary
Chief Minister's Grievance Redressal Cell
The Joint Secretary
Minister for Forest, Sports, and Cinema
Shri.K.B.Ganesh Kumar
Resident Commissioner
Shri. U.K.S.Chauhan IAS
District Collector, Thrissur
Shri. P. M. Francis
District Collector, Thiruvananthapuram
District Collector, Kollam
District Collector, Alappuzha
District Collector, Pathanamthitta
District Collector, Kottayam
District Collector, Ernakulam
District Collector, Idukki
District Collector, Palakkad
District Collector, Wayanad
District Collector, Kannur
District Collector, Kasaragod
DGP Kerala
SP, Thrissur
District Collector, Malappuram
District Collector, Kozhikode
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of Forest Force
Shri.Raja Raja Varma
Minister for Environment and Forest, New Delhi.
Hon'ble Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan
The Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Kerala
Shri. K. Jayakumar
HE The Vice President of India, New Delhi.
HE Shri Hamid Ansari
The Prime Minister of India, New Delhi.
Hon'ble Sardar Manmohan Singh
Shri.Oommen Chandy
The Chief Minister of Kerala
HE The President of India, New Delhi
His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi
The Joint Secretary, Ministry for Environment and Forest
Representative of OIPA in India
Shri Naresh Kadyan
New Delhi
The Wild Life Crime Control Bureau

STOP animal abuse : Save Elephant : Protect people - Sukanya Kadyan

    1. Abhishek Kadyan
    2. Petition by

      Abhishek Kadyan

      Delhi, India

Elephant runs amok at India temple festival:
Panic descends on a Hindu festival in southern India after one of the elephants that participated in annual procession went on a rampage.
The elephant, named Kalidasan, went berserk creating chaos among the crowd in Kerala.
In the ensuing stampede about a dozen people suffered minor injuries.
The elephant's keepers, with the help of locals, eventually managed to shackled the animal's legs with ropes bringing it under control.
The annual temple festivities of Poornam at Thrissur, are marked by a grand procession of elephants through the streets of the city before reaching the Vadakkunnathan temple, dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva.
The festival is celebrated every year between late April and mid May, known as the month of Medam, in the Malayalam almanac.
The UN affiliated OIPA chapter in India demands:
1. Immediate rescue and rehabilitation of all sick captive Elephants.
2. Imposed IPC read with criminal conspiracy against Elephants on the Organisers and so called elephant owners for putting public life in danger.
3. Ban Elephants participation in the festivals.
4. Strictly implementation of the legislation's.
5. Ban use of Iron Ankush to handle Elephants, find the solution to minimize the stress, pain, injury and Elephant sufferings.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Pooram organizers flout guidelines on elephants

      Abhishek Kadyan
      Petition Organizer

      The state forest ministry said the violent behaviour of elephants during festivals was due to the fact that festival organizers and elephant owners did not submit comprehensive health records of elephants who participated in the ezhunallippu as per the elephant management rules.
      State forest minister P B Ganesh Kumar told that the temple administration and Thrissur district collector did not take the forest department officials into confidence and provide the details of the elephants who were paraded in the majority of poorams that occurred in the district.
      "We have been requesting the local administration to have a detailed discussion with the forest department officials prior to every festival and follow the elephant management rules, but this has been seldom followed,'' Ganesh Kumar said.
      OIPA in India demands immediate rescue and rehabilitation of all abused elephants along with legal action against all offenders including organisers, owners of the animals

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Nathalie Yelle MONTREAL, NY
      • over 1 year ago


    • Florence Morin ANNECY, FRANCE
      • over 1 year ago

      They are just stupid or what ?

    • Jerri Miller NO.HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      elephants deserve to live a free life

      • over 2 years ago

      It is unbearable to live amidst this cruelty and powerless to do anything about it. But if the authorities decide to act the problem can be easily solved. Around 3-5 people are dependent per captive elephant in kerala, the temple authorities can easily relocate them to other jobs in their organisation, and naturally these captive elephants need lifelong care so some of them will continue in the job of looking after them while keeping them in a better and free environment!

    • Julie van Niekerk GRASLAND TEN ACRES, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Time to become civilized????????


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