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Petitioning The Director, Animal Welfare Division. and 33 others

STOP animal abuse : Save Elephant : Protect people - Sukanya Kadyan

Elephant runs amok at India temple festival:
Panic descends on a Hindu festival in southern India after one of the elephants that participated in annual procession went on a rampage.
The elephant, named Kalidasan, went berserk creating chaos among the crowd in Kerala.
In the ensuing stampede about a dozen people suffered minor injuries.
The elephant's keepers, with the help of locals, eventually managed to shackled the animal's legs with ropes bringing it under control.
The annual temple festivities of Poornam at Thrissur, are marked by a grand procession of elephants through the streets of the city before reaching the Vadakkunnathan temple, dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva.
The festival is celebrated every year between late April and mid May, known as the month of Medam, in the Malayalam almanac.
The UN affiliated OIPA chapter in India demands:
1. Immediate rescue and rehabilitation of all sick captive Elephants.
2. Imposed IPC read with criminal conspiracy against Elephants on the Organisers and so called elephant owners for putting public life in danger.
3. Ban Elephants participation in the festivals.
4. Strictly implementation of the legislation's.
5. Ban use of Iron Ankush to handle Elephants, find the solution to minimize the stress, pain, injury and Elephant sufferings.

Letter to
The Director, Animal Welfare Division.
District Collector, Kannur
District Collector, Kasaragod
and 31 others
DGP Kerala
SP, Thrissur
District Collector, Malappuram
District Collector, Kozhikode
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of Forest Force Shri.Raja Raja Varma
Minister for Environment and Forest, New Delhi. Hon'ble Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan
The Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Kerala Shri. K. Jayakumar
HE The Vice President of India, New Delhi. HE Shri Hamid Ansari
The Prime Minister of India, New Delhi. Hon'ble Sardar Manmohan Singh
Shri.Oommen Chandy The Chief Minister of Kerala
HE The President of India, New Delhi His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi The Joint Secretary, Ministry for Environment and Forest
Representative of OIPA in India Shri Naresh Kadyan
District Collector, Wayanad
District Collector, Palakkad
The Chairman, AWBI
Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Wild Life Department of Kerala. Shri. P. K. Mohanty
The Central Zoo Authority of India
The Ministry of Environment and Forest The Secretary
Chief Minister's Grievance Redressal Cell The Joint Secretary
Minister for Forest, Sports, and Cinema Shri.K.B.Ganesh Kumar
Resident Commissioner Shri. U.K.S.Chauhan IAS
District Collector, Thrissur Shri. P. M. Francis
District Collector, Thiruvananthapuram
District Collector, Kollam
District Collector, Alappuzha
District Collector, Pathanamthitta
District Collector, Kottayam
District Collector, Ernakulam
District Collector, Idukki
New Delhi The Wild Life Crime Control Bureau
Alert for the CM, Minister concerned, DGP, CS, All DC, CP and SP of Kerala:
Elephant runs amok at India temple festival:
Panic descends on a Hindu festival in southern India after one of the elephants that participated in annual procession went on a rampage.
The elephant, named Kalidasan, went berserk creating chaos among the crowd in Kerala.
In the ensuing stampede about a dozen people suffered minor injuries.
The elephant's keepers, with the help of locals, eventually managed to shackled the animal's legs with ropes bringing it under control.
The annual temple festivities of Poornam at Thrissur, are marked by a grand procession of elephants through the streets of the city before reaching the Vadakkunnathan temple, dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva.
The festival is celebrated every year between late April and mid May, known as the month of Medam, in the Malayalam almanac.
The UN affiliated OIPA chapter in India Naresh Kadyan demands:
1. Immediate rescue and rehabilitation of all sick captive Elephants.
2. Imposed IPC read with criminal conspiracy against Elephants on the Organisers and so called elephant owners for putting public life in danger.
3. Ban Elephants participation in the festivals, Introduce rules and regulations for the protection of the National heritage animal of India.
4. Strictly implementation of the legislation's. AWBI and CZA to take action after cancellation of the animal registration as performing animals.
5. Ban use of Iron Ankush to handle Elephants, find the solution to minimize the stress, pain, injury and Elephant sufferings.
Elephants means elephants, which is scheduled one wild animal protected under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 then why double standard and definition captive and wild elephants?..... abused for pride, personnel gain and profit, political and begging tool as well.
Hence FIR may kindly be lodged against all offenders including event promoter, organisers, elephant owners and keepers:

To,

The Superintendent of Police,
Trissur - Kerala.

Subject: FIR against the event organiser, promoter, elephant owner and keeper.

Greetings,

Kindly refer to the media reports about the dangerous act, incident happened during festival and male elephant became out of control due to physical torture, stress, pain and injury as explained below:
Elephant runs amok at India temple festival:
Panic descends on a Hindu festival in southern India after one of the elephants that participated in annual procession went on a rampage.
The elephant, named Kalidasan, went berserk creating chaos among the crowd in Kerala.
In the ensuing stampede about a dozen people suffered minor injuries.
The elephant's keepers, with the help of locals, eventually managed to shackled the animal's legs with ropes bringing it under control.
The annual temple festivities of Poornam at Thrissur, are marked by a grand procession of elephants through the streets of the city before reaching the Vadakkunnathan temple, dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva.
The festival is celebrated every year between late April and mid May, known as the month of Medam, in the Malayalam almanac.
Hence directions may kindly be given to the concerned Police officials to lodge FIR against all offenders including event organisers, promoters, elephant owners and keepers for the violation of the section 3, 11 and 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 along with the different sections of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 read with IPC 120-B, 428-429, Section 268. Public nuisance or any relevant law of the land.
It is further demanding that scheduled one protected abused elephant may kindly be rescued and rehabilitated at once.

Abhishek Kadyan,
Honorary Animal Welfare Officer,
Animal Welfare Board of India - AWBI,
Ministry of Environment and Forest (Govt. of India),
C-38, Rose Apartment, Prashant Vihar, sector-14,
Rohini, Delhi - 110085.