Circus defined as Zoo in India and due to animal abuse, Elephants are banned in Indian zoo's then why not in circuses?. Elephants are ill treated for personnel gain, pride, joy, publicity and begging tool, it should be banned at once. All captive Elephants be rescued and rehabilitated in their natural habitat......http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1464419
Begging female, injured Elephant in video now in Delhi and Western Circus now at Dehradun left their two Elephants abandoned in Gurgaon http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/voices/the-elephant-in-the-rain
To read Central Zoo Authority of India instructions, please click this link:-
Union Ministry for Envireonment and Forest issued guidelines for captive Elephants
and Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bench issued orders on a public interest litigation moved by Naresh Kadyan -http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1422956
1. Minister in charge concerned in the cabinet of Haryana,
2. The Secretary to the concerned Department,
3. The Chief Wildlife Warden of Haryana,
The International Organization for Animal Protection - OIPA is a Italy based organization duly affiliated with the United Nation, Department of Public Information since 1992 and undersigned representing OIPA in India. Today another innocent Leopard was killed by the Karnal Police in the presence of concerned Wildlife officials and same crime was committed by the Haryana Police in Jind as well, where as concerned wildlife officials are not well trained nor well equipped to handle these kinds of situations and local Police target wild animals with out any shooting orders from the competent authorities. Hence OIPA in India demanding criminal proceedings for the violations of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 against all offenders of above mentioned both crime against wild animals, it may kindly be treated as a notice as per provisions of section 55 of the above mentioned legislation's.
Under Right to Information Act, 2005 following information may kindly be supplied to undersigned along with action against all tainted officials / offenders :-
1. The Ministry of Environment and Forest issued notification in 2003 and people declared the wildlife trophies with in set period or later but you are failed to finalize the issue, strict action against offenders as well, Why?, so please let us know that how many people declared their wildlife trophies, kind / type, their source of procurements, how much time taken by you to decide and action against the offenders.
2. You might be knowing that wildlife crimes be trialed by the Special Environment court at Faridabad and Kurukshetra, then why wildlife crime matters trialed by the court at Sirsa / Gurgaon and so on instead of special court?
3. One female injured Elephant was at Dabchik in Hodal which is now illegally kept at Country Inn resort, Kosi at Delhi Mathura NH-2, where as under signed regularly informed your officials so many times but you failed to rescue this female Elephant, Why?
4. The Ministry of Environment and Forest issued guidelines for care and management of captive elephants vide No 9-5/2003-PE dated 8-1-08 and Why you have not yet endorsed it to the field functionaries to implement / failed to introduce new rules / guidelines / legislation?
5. One female injured female Elephant was handed over to the Police station, Butana in Karnal by me-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Egw7_n1rdo&feature=player_embedded, later concerned Wildlife Inspector concealed the facts and misrepresent the matter vide case No. 22 / 07 before the Special Environment court at Kurukshetra, where as owner was not booked by the concerned officials and FIR was not lodged for begging as I did with Butana Police Station in Karnal and in past in Kaithal District, where as I was not introduce as witness. Now accused of case No. 22 / 07 absconding and non-bailable warrant No. 409/8/3/10 issued on 3-3-2010 not yet served, Why and where is the case property at present, why with Yakub Ali s/o Eshak Ahmed of Sangam Vihar, Delhi?. I have taken up this matter with the Delhi Police vide reference No. 3116/E-mail dated 03/04/2010 but your officials failed, Why?.
6. Why you have not yet constituted state Wildlife Advisory Board / failed to appoint Hon. Wildlife Wardens since long?, how many tranquilizer guns your field functionaries have, are they trained to handle, how many ambulances / X-ray machines / arrangements to destroy the carcasses / vehicles / arms are provided by you to them to serve wildlife?, Is there sufficient staff deputed in field offices?.
7. What steps you have taken to protect National bird Peacock, state bird black partridges, blue bulls along with sparrows and Vultures....so on and what kinds of facilities provided to the wildlife of Haryana to survive?
How many cases of Wildlife crime are pending / decided by the concerned courts / which kinds of wildlife, birds are in Haryana, please provide us list of species along with their numbers.
8. As per Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 Peacock feathers trade is allowed but being an state subject are you going to ban peacock feathers trade in Haryana?.
9. Is there any proposal to protect blue bulls and how many blue bulls are killed by whom, under which authority, by which weapons and who destroyed the carcasses, are these killings valid and done before your field functionaries?, please provide us the list since 2000 onwards till date.
It would be pertinent to mention here
* that Western circus was stationed at Gurgaon and I have lodged complaint for the violation of section 38-H of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 read with all other relevant legislation's but your officials failed to take strict legal actions against the offenders and safe passage was provided by them, why and how TP was given for abandoned two Elephants?
* The Central Zoo Authority of India banned Elephants in Zoo's, how many Elephants you have in zoo situated in Haryana, why they were not yet rehabilitated and Zoo's are controlled by well qualified officials, how many performing monkeys people have along with langurs to keep away bonnet monkeys through out Haryana?.
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नरेश कादयान http://nareshkadyan.blogspot.com/
अध्यक्ष,पीपल्स फॉर एनिमल हरियाणा,
Naresh Kadyan http://nareshkadyan.webs.com/
अंतरराष्ट्रीय पशु रक्षा संगठन के भारतीय प्रतिनिधि
Representative of the International Organization for Animal Protection in India,
Chairman, PFA Haryana http://www.pfaharyana.in
+91-9813010595 , 9313312099
पशुओं के प्रति क्रूरता निवारणःनियम अधिनियम और सूचनाएँ
In fact, Kerala is a State where the figure of human-captive elephant conflict is very high and this is often attributed to a natural reaction from the side of the animal to the cruelty to which it is being often subjected.
The National Heritage Animal status for the elephant was one of the important recommendations of 12-member Elephant Task Force which submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests on August 31.
The government accorded the prestigious status for the elephant following the approval of the Elephant Task Force recommendation by the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife at its meeting on October 13. Project Elephant Director A.N. Prasad has said it will be notified in the Gazette of India soon.
Animal rights activist Miss Sukanya Kadyan said that she wholeheartedly welcomes the decision. But now since the elephant has been declared a National Heritage Animal there can no more be private ownership of elephants for the simple reason that a National property cannot be owned by private individuals.
All temples and private individuals owning elephants should immediately surrender them to the government. But, has the machinery for that been constituted, she asked. So, in the first place, the setup for that has to be evolved and then there should be rescue centers for such elephants. There should also be clarity on the punishment for private individuals if they happen to keep this National Heritage Animal. Unless there are subsidiary rules, the declaration may not serve its purpose, she said.
Elephant Task Force member Suparna Ganguly has said that she is absolutely motivated and excited over the declaration. This should have been done many years ago. The present precarious condition of elephants in India warrants more resources. The moot point is that if the world needs the elephant India has to take the lead for it and the declaration is one important step in that direction.
Animal rights activist A.G. Babu has said he will welcome the decision in all laudable terms. But it has to be ensured that the declaration does not remain only on paper. Already there is a heritage status for the elephant as people see it as Lord Ganesha. In spite of that the animal in captivity is subjected to untold cruelty. It has to be ensured now that better days have dawned for the elephants, especially for those in captivity, he said.
Former president of the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad M.K. Prasad has said that the elephant richly needs the status. Though a huge animal the elephant never evokes fear in human minds, at least in India. He hopes the national status will bring an end to the untold cruelty to which captive elephants are subjected to at the hands of man.
Despite having been declared the “national heritage animal”, wildlife officials and the district police allowed owners of a female elephant, which was mowed down by a speeding truck on the Jind highway near Utla village late last night, go scot-free.
The animal, which was recently granted the same protection as being given to tigers in the country, was being used for begging by a group of villagers from Pattikalyana village.
As they were returning home after collecting alms from several villages in the Matlauda segment of the district, a speeding truck hit the elephant, resulting in its death on the spot. The impact was such that the elephant lost one of its molars (tooth used for chewing), which was later confiscated by the police.
Even as the district police registered a case against the driver of the truck, yet to be identified, who probably could not see the elephant in the dark, the owner of the animal, identified as Dharam Singh, and his associates, were let off without any legal action.
It is learnt that the group, which was using the elephant for begging, had been in possession of the animal for the past several years but had not even submitted the documents required to get the ownership of the animal, which is a must under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
District Wildlife Officer Iswar Singh said the group had moved the papers to claim the ownership of the elephant and the matter was under process. He, however, did not comment on initiating any legal action against the owners. District Forest Officer Vasvi Tyagi was not available for comments.
The incident evoked a sharp reaction from representatives of the International Organisation for Animal Protection, an NGO associated with the UN Department of Information, and the Haryana People for Animals, who demanded action against the erring officials and owners of the elephant.
Naresh Kadyan, Indian representative of the the International Organisation for Animal Protection, said national heritage animals could not be used for begging as it was insult to the status granted to these by the nation.
Meanwhile, a team of veterinary doctors was called from Matlauda, which conducted a postmortem of the animal on the spot. The elephant was later cremated in the nearby jungle by the police and wildlife officials in the presence of some villagers.
When it was pointed out to the police that owners of the elephant should have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act, it said the matter would be re-examined and after consulting legal experts, action against the owners would also be initiated.
Elephants are being tortured for personnel gain, profit, joy, pride, publicity and begging tools in India. Elephants are banned in Indian Zoo's due to ill treatment then why not in circuses in India, why double standards??????
Gandhian Ideologist, Philosopher and Social reformer Naresh Kadyan, animal rights activist caught female, injured Elephant and handed over to the Karnal Police for legal action, Wildlife Inspector concerned misreported and concealed facts before the Special Environment court at Kurukshetra, case property released on fake identity, now this Elephants in Delhi in illegal captivity of Yakub, non bailable warrants has been issued, like wise Western circus now at Dehradun left their two Elephants abandoned during their stay at Gurgaon.........so on.
Hence Elephants abused in captivity needs attention, care, treatment and rehabilitation with out any further delay.
We strongly recommend Shri Naresh Kadyan name for consideration to grant him:
* Padam awards
* Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award.
* Prani Mitra Awards of AWBI.
3. Amrita Devi Bishnoi Wildlife Protection Award.
During 18-19 October, 2010 midnight some unidentified big vehicles hit and run away ANARKALI female Elephant, which was abused / misused by her so called illegal owner Dharem Singh s/o Rattan Singh of Pattikalyana in Panipat District for begging and publicity tool, where as concerned Wild Life Inspector - DFO, Panipat and State Chief Wild Life Warden, Haryana totally failed to protect wild animals because under their nose, people abused Langur to keep Bonnet monkeys away from their premises, mongoose hair paint brushes are openly traded and used, Elephants are abused as begging and publicity tools, some outsiders shifted their captive Elephants in the border area like Hodel to abused animals for joyrides. It would be pertinent to mention that People for Animals - PFA Haryana handed over Lakshmi female Elephants to Kaithal Police, which was shifted to the Delhi Zoo and same was died over there, another to Butana - Karnal Police, which was illegally handed over to Yakub of Delhi by the concerned Wild Life Inspector and then to SHO, Bahadurgarh City. Many years back PFA Haryana lodged complaint with the SHO, Hodal about cruelty on injured female Elephant, which was abused in Dabchick tourist complex of Hodal, notice as per section 51 of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 was also delivered but CWLW, Haryana failed to rescue this female, which was illegally captured by Sondh based beggars.
Where as ANARKALI was abused for begging, when she was brutally killed in road accident because there was no reflector fixed on her back, she was not even micro chipped as per Central Zoo Authority instructions / violation of the section 38 of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 read with the section 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 - 428 - 429 IPC and criminal conspiracy against animals. Elephants are the National heritage animals now in India, which is protected under scheduled one of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. There is a report submitted by the Task Force and Central Govt. issued guidelines to protect captive elephants from unnecessary pain and sufferings but some States failed to make the rule including Haryana, where as Rajasthan Govt. issued guidelines which were treated as a rules as per PIL decided by the Jaipur bench of Rajasthan High Court and this PIL was moved by Naresh Kadyan followed by PETA India.
Hence the International Organisation for Animals Protection - OIPA in India and People for Animals - PFA Haryana demanding the strict legal actions against all tainted Elephant abusers, immediate rescue and rehabilitation of all captive Elephants including Elephants in Circuses and Zoo's. It may kindly be treated as a notice to all concerned as per section 51 of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.
There are many more Elephants like this in illegal captivity here in Delhi around but concerned Wildlife officials are silent and sleeping on this issue, when Elephant became a National assets and heritage animal. Now OIPA in India demands the immediate rescue of a female Elephant from Yakub in Delhi, where as Special Court at Kurukshetra issued warrant of a accused Radheshyam.The Chief Wildlife Warden, Haryana also not taking legal action against offenders nor tainted subordinate officials.
* Abhishek Kadyan, Media Adviser to OIPA in India.
* Sukanya Kadyan, Programme Director.