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Elephants are now became a National Heritage animal of India and protected under scheduled one of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. Former Minister for Environment and Forest Mr. Jairam Ramesh introduced a scheme haathi mere saathi. These lovely creatures are abused in India: for joy, pride, publicity tool, political party symbol, begging instrument, personnel gain and profit.
Founder chairman, People for Animals (PFA) Haryana Naresh Kadyan, now representing OIPA in India as well, moved a PIL 8987 of 2006, which was decided in favour, Iron Ankush was banned, Guidelines converted to rules by the Rajasthan High Court ( Jaipur Bench) but all concerned officials are sleeping on this issue, where as Elephant being an National heritage animal of India, no one can play, abuse, hence Elephant polo be permanently banned in India, Animal Welfare Board of India be directed to with draw the permission granted u/s 38 of the PCA Act, 1960 and CZA also be directed for similar action. Ministry of Environment and Forest be directed to frame strong rules and regulations to control abuse, stress, pain and injury. All captive Elephants be rescued and rehabilitated at once, where as CZA failed to rehabilitate Zoo and circuses elephants. All kinds of commercial activities using Elephants image like Carlsberg beer also be banned.
The Chief Election Commissioner of India, also be advised to ask Bahujan Samaj Party to change their political party symbol replacing Elephant.
Matter has been taken up with the HE the President of India vide No. PRSEC/E/2011/13024  and GOVRJ/E/2011/00329 on the eve of India's Independence by Naresh Kadyan.

Definition of Elephant polo :
'Elephant polo' is just another way of deriving sadistic pleasure by humans in watching the captive jumbos in excruciating pain, for nothing but entertainment of mankind.
It is with a lot of pain, torture and abuse that a wild captured elephant is made ready to play the game/ sport of 'elephant polo'. I was shocked to learn that Carlsberg Elephant Strong presents the Polo Cup  - Unique Sporting Experiences on August 21 2011 in Jaipur. Elephants who are forced to participate in polo matches are captured from the wild and taken away from their families and homes. They routinely suffer chronic physical ailments, social and emotional deprivation, confinement, and premature death. You may not be aware that trainers gouge bullhooks into elephants' sensitive skin in order to force them to perform. This cruel game makes life even more miserable for captive elephants, whose "training" consists of systematic torture, which begins when still-nursing baby elephants are dragged from their mothers, kicking and screaming. They are immobilized, beaten mercilessly, and gouged with nails for days at a time.
Elephants do not naturally ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, jump through rings of fire, or play polo. In order to force them to perform these confusing and physically uncomfortable tricks, elephants are typically trained with extremely cruel methods that inflict pain and cause fear. Supporting the barbaric practice of forcing elephants to entertain tourists will only tarnish your company's reputation. I hope that you will take action on this important issue and immediately end your sponsorship of this cruel and disgraceful game.
Poem about  elephant polo by Maria Daine:
 Think of us - We are large and heavy and our feet are sore, We are part of a game with a tiny ball. There are long sticks and shouting, We don’t know the score. We don’t understand but we must go forth. There is cheering and clapping, We don’t make a sound. We tire very easily thudding the ground.

Can you guess what we are?

Can you guess what we do?

We are elephants, elephants,

  Playing polo for you ...

Letter to
Prime Minister of India Hon'ble Sardar Manmohan Sngh
Minister of Environment and Forest Smt. Jayanthi Natrajan
Dr. Anmol Kumar
and 11 others
Vice President of India Hon'ble Shri Hamid Ansari
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Jaipur Shri Ashok Gahlot
IRCTC
The Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr. S Y Quraishi
Union Cabinet Minister, Railways Shri Dinesh Trivedi
The Member Secretary of OIPA in India
Chief Justice of India Hon'ble Mr. Chief Justice S.H.Kapadia
Director, Ainimal Welfare Division
National Advisory Council Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson
Law Minister of India
President of India, New Delhi His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Elephants are now became a National Heritage animal of India and protected under scheduled one of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. Former Minister for Environment and Forest Mr. Jairam Ramesh introduced a scheme haathi mere saathi. These lovely creatures are abused in India: for joy, pride, publicity tool, political party symbol, begging instrument, personnel gain and profit.
Founder chairman, People for Animals (PFA) Haryana Naresh Kadyan, now representing OIPA in India as well, moved a PIL 8987 of 2006, which was decided in favour, Iron Ankush was banned, Guidelines converted to rules by the Rajasthan High Court ( Jaipur Bench) but all concerned officials are sleeping on this issue, where as Elephant being an National heritage animal of India, no one can play, abuse, hence Elephant polo be permanently banned in India, Animal Welfare Board of India be directed to with draw the permission granted u/s 38 of the PCA Act, 1960 and CZA also be directed for similar action. Concerned officers of the Ministry of Environment and Forest be directed to frame strong rules and regulations to control abuse, stress, pain and injury. All captive Elephants be rescued and rehabilitated at once, where as CZA failed to rehabilitate Zoo and circuses elephants. All kinds of commercial activities using Elephants image like Carlsberg beer also be banned and land allotted by the Rajasthan Govt. be canceled because open advertisement of alcoholic product is banned in India. It would be pertinent to mention here that Carlsberg Group headquarter in Denmark have Elephants statue with Swastika mark, which is believed satvik in India and it is misappropriated over there.
The Chief Election Commissioner of India, also be advised to ask Bahujan Samaj Party to change their political party symbol replacing Elephant.
Matter has been taken up with the HE the President of India vide No. PRSEC/E/2011/13024 and GOVRJ/E/2011/00329 on the eve of India's Independence, 2011SFOREST17 on 20-8-2011 by Naresh Kadyan.

Definition of Elephant polo :
'Elephant polo' is just another way of deriving sadistic pleasure by humans in watching the captive jumbos in excruciating pain, for nothing but entertainment of mankind.
It is with a lot of pain, torture and abuse that a wild captured elephant is made ready to play the game/ sport of 'elephant polo'. I was shocked to learn that Carlsberg Elephant Strong presents the Polo Cup - Unique Sporting Experiences on August 21 2011 in Jaipur. Elephants who are forced to participate in polo matches are captured from the wild and taken away from their families and homes. They routinely suffer chronic physical ailments, social and emotional deprivation, confinement, and premature death. You may not be aware that trainers gouge bullhooks into elephants' sensitive skin in order to force them to perform. This cruel game makes life even more miserable for captive elephants, whose "training" consists of systematic torture, which begins when still-nursing baby elephants are dragged from their mothers, kicking and screaming. They are immobilized, beaten mercilessly, and gouged with nails for days at a time.
Elephants do not naturally ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, jump through rings of fire, or play polo. In order to force them to perform these confusing and physically uncomfortable tricks, elephants are typically trained with extremely cruel methods that inflict pain and cause fear. Supporting the barbaric practice of forcing elephants to entertain tourists will only tarnish your company's reputation. I hope that you will take action on this important issue and immediately end your sponsorship of this cruel and disgraceful game.
Poem about elephant polo by Maria Daine:
Think of us - We are large and heavy and our feet are sore, We are part of a game with a tiny ball. There are long sticks and shouting, We don’t know the score. We don’t understand but we must go forth. There is cheering and clapping, We don’t make a sound. We tire very easily thudding the ground.

Can you guess what we are?

Can you guess what we do?

We are elephants, elephants,

Playing polo for you ...

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the beer company withdrawn their sponsorship from the event and District Magistrate Naveen Mahajan of Jaipur has ordered the elephant Polo Cup to be canceled, kudos to Naresh Kadyan for his tireless efforts but there are many more issues yet to be resolved by the concerned authorities.
IRCTC and Cox and Kings India Ltd. have signed a joint venture to set up Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd. And they proudly give you their creation - the Maharajas' Express.
Step back in time as you cruise your way through the celebrated land of India, where some of the world’s most ancient civilizations thrived. Embark on a tranquil voyage through imperial India discovering its fascinating heritage and exquisite architecture. Enjoy Champagne and pay tribute to the world's greatest monument to love, the legendary Taj Mahal. Chase the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park. Visit the glorious city of Kota, set on the east bank of Chambal River and dine in the lavish Durbar Hall. Feel like royalty as you participate in an exhibition Elephant Polo Match followed by dinner. Soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan, with its landscape of hilltop forts and palaces. This extraordinarily unperturbed Royal journey through the Sojourns of Rajasthan will leave you rejuvenated.
PRSEC/E/2011/14882 and MORLY/E/2011/05247 dated September 10, 2011.
We support Naresh Kadyan stand again and Railway Minister is here by requested to direct IRCTC to cancel / delete elephant polo event from their tour package.