The Government of India introduced Tiger as a National animal, Peacock as bird, Elephant as heritage animal, Lotus as flower and Dolphin as aquatic animal but there are no legislation, code to protect them.
Founder Chairman, PFA Haryana Naresh Kadyan, representative of the International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA in India moved WP (C) No. 8970 of 2011in the Delhi High Court, to get ban on the Bahujan Samaj Party symbol Elephant being an National heritage animal of India but following order was passed :
'The petitioner has filed the above noted writ petition for ban on Elephant in the election symbol in the elections and praying for that the Union of India and the Ministry of Forest make the guide lines / rule for rehabilitation for the elephant as the elephant is a national heritage animal. The elephant is not comes under the national emblems act, hence the writ petition is dismissed'.
Hence United Nation affiliated OIPA chapter in India and PFA Haryana demanding to introduce strong legislation and code to protect the National animal of India.