Stop all rides on elephants - this death is an example!

Stop all rides on elephants - this death is an example!

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Pam Staffell started this petition to Sri Lankan Government

A teenage elephant has died from exhaustion after giving continuous tourist rides for 4 years in the Sri Lankan heat. Kanakota, collapsed after walking with his legs shackled while carrying a heavy, painful seat on his back. He also would have been subjected to the constant threat of a sharp bullhook that handlers use to control elephants.

Animal welfare laws in Sri Lanka have not been updated since 1907, when the country was under British colonial rule. It is growing as a popular tourist destination and campaigners say the current laws are inadequate.

Two months ago a 70 year emaciated elephant died after years of misuse.

Therefore I would like to campaign to CHANGE these laws to STOP elephant rides and incorporate Animal Welfare Laws.

 

 

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