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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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • The Director, Animal Welfare Division.
  • District Collector, Kannur
  • District Collector, Kasaragod
  • 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

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