President Sri Lanka ( Mahinda Rajapaksa ): Please free the Elephant tied up in the Gangarama Temple
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President Sri Lanka ( Mahinda Rajapaksa ): Please free the Elephant tied up in the Gangarama Temple

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      Help Animals In Sri Lanka

      Melbourne, Australia

Elephants are social, intelligent animals who are used to walking many hours during day and night in groups. The elephant is kept in the temple as an object to attract visitors. The elephant in Gangaramaya Temple is kept alone and has chained to poles and it has a very limited movement (see the picture) .A temple does not simply has the resources to accommodate an elephant . Keeping it in captivity could cause boredom and stress, When I saw this elephant he seemed quite stressed swinging back and forth , these are all remarks of a very stressed elephant .And it was under a tiny shade which did not and will not save him from horrible sunburns. It was such a shame to see that this beautiful animal was tied right in front of a huge Buddha statue, when Lord Buddha’s teachings was to be kind to all animal beings .We need to raise the awareness and help rescue this poor elephants , this is not the only case , after all this is a Buddhist country , so its time to Buddhist temples to act like one

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    • Marja Nekker De DE HOEVE, NETHERLANDS
      • 3 months ago

      President Sri Lanka ( Mahinda Rajapaksa ): Please free the Elephant tied up in the Gangarama Temple

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    • John Duncan McGregor LOCHMABEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Elephants are sentient beings. To trap one in bondage as an attraction is an atrocity. This poor creature must be suffering greatly. There must be no room for such primitive barbarity in an advanced and civilised Sri Lanka. Please, I beg of you, free this poor, suffering elephant and restore its dignity. Thank you.

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    • Susan Fairweather ST AUSTELL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      No living creature should be kept like this!

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    • Jan Smith KINGS LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      This poor elephant is being treated so cruelly. It is not what Buddhism teaches and must not be allowed to continue.

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    • David Mc Carthy DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 4 months ago

      This is animal cruelty at its worst. The people who chained this poor elephant would not like to be chained up themselves.

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