Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org , WildLifeemail@example.com , World Wildlife Fund
Replacement of Spikes with Solar Fencing -Narayani(Assam) Army Base-Elephant Corridors
Beds of six-inch long iron spikes put up in an Army cantonment in Guwahati to keep wild elephants out may have been the reason for the death of at least one pachyderm this month and injuries to several others in the past, said forest officials who had flagged this “cruel effort to keep the elephants at bay” in December 2018 .https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/iron-spikes-used-to-repel-elephants-allegedly-kill-pachyderm-near-army-cantonment-in-guwahati/story-PlqduNhNcRJoQgRAdYSxFL.html The spokesperson said “the spikes have been put in areas where operational materials are being stored and shortage of them will cause operational exigencies.” According to a defence source, the supply depots in Narengi store rations for the defence forces in the Northeast. Apart from protecting the country, Its requested from Army to help presrve & Conserve Wildlife as wrll, slready many are killed,poached or Shot. They are dying painful death judt becuase they entered the area looking for food. Please replace spikes with Solar Fencing.
Petition to Prakash Javadekar
Justice for Sandhya, Indumati, and Jayanti
It was a regular, peaceful Thursday for 45 y/o Sandhya, 35 y/o Indumati, and 21 y/o Jayanti, who were involved in daily their routine of eating banana stock, playing with each other in the mud, etc- but little did they know that their lives were going to be painfully disrupted. On the evening of 26th of September forest department officers along with 6 Mahouts who were called in from Annamalai Tiger Reserve, brutally and rather inhumanely transferred these gentle animals into a truck- shoving them with an earth-mover, dragging them with ropes, beating them, and using Bullhooks (also known as Ankush) in the process. The incident was nothing less than absolutely traumatic, shocking, and blatantly illegal on various levels; so much so, that the concerned care-takers, who were witness to the incident, were deceptively sent into a quarter and were locked up against their will. As per section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, beating, kicking, or otherwise treating any animal subject to unnecessary pain and suffering is a punishable offence leading to 3 months of imprisonment. Furthermore, the transportation of the 3 elephants was carried out in the violation of the Guidelines for Care and Management of Captive Elephants 2008, issued by project elephant, which is under the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. Elephants, being a Schedule-I species have been accorded the highest level of protection, under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Such behaviour meted out towards elephants by government and non-government officials is abhorrent and should be condemned thoroughly. The most immediate step would be the undoing of the seizure and relocation of these elephants- by returning them to the facility they were happily living in, followed by an enquiry as to the methods used by the same. Sign this petition urging Hon’ble MoEFCC Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri Thiru Edapaddi K. Palani Swami and Hon’ble Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Head Of Forest Force) Tamil Nadu, Dr. H. Malleshappa (IFS) to take immediate action and suitable measures against the Forest Department officials who participated in the aforementioned unlawful activity, but on an instantaneous basis allow the caretakers that the elephants were familiar with to atleast meet them and comfort them during this turbulent time.
Petition to karnataka forest department, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Peta India
Free Kusha and reunite elephant pair
Kusha, a male elephant from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu, who went inside the forest, in search of a female companion, was forcibly caught by the forest department officials with the help of tamed elephants, mahouts and kavadis on Tuesday. A year ago, Kusha, the young tusker, who was in ‘musth’ stage, broke his shackles and made his way straight into the woods, in search of a female companion. He was not interested to get back to the camp and preferred to stay in the wild free. When the forest department personnel, mahouts and kavadis tried to get closer to Kusha, his female companion would register her protest too. That was the kind of bonding jumbo couples shared. Eventually Kusha was forcefully separated from his female companion by the Forest officials. Kusha has been shedding tears and trumpeting since then, remembering his female companion. This is so inhuman and cruel. The elephant has been tied near a guest house and will be further tortured in the name of taming. Let us show unity and send him back to his companion. Please sign this petetion for Kusha and his companion elephants, They belong in wild and not camps.
Petition to The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help stop the brutality to our wildlife!
It was with a profound sense of sorrow and grief that I read the story of the latest wild animal to fall victim to the pathetic excuse of man-animal conflict. A majestic elephant – a gentle and human-friendly wild animal that often strolled through hamlets and villages in Bokkapuram and Mavanalla (under the Masinagudi Range and the Mudhumalai Tiger Reserve), was set upon by humans – systematically and brutally. He was an easygoing pachyderm, a lumbering, gentle giant with a very trusting nature. But that did not stop some people from cruelly setting his back on fire. A gaping wound behind one ear was another indication of the savagery that this hapless animal endured. Check out this link for the video of how this elephant sustained the burn injuries - but be warned that the video is both shocking and heart-wrenching: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/shocking-visuals-show-lit-branch-land-elephant-died-tamil-nadu-141996 Days went by and there was no succour – not even from the guardians of the forest – our much vaunted Forest Department. When help finally came, it was too little and too late. This gentle giant succumbed to his injuries on 19th January this year. I appeal to you to please sign this petition calling for a thorough investigation into the circumstances around the injuries and death of this elephant and demand that the guilty are brought to book and punished as per the law of our land. For too long we have not taken any action. For too long we have ‘swiped left’. Take a stand. Ask for justice for this elephant and for stricter investigation and punishment according to law for all those who hurt, maim or kill our wildlife. Our voiceless wildlife needs your voice. Please, sign this petition.
Petition to Sri Narendra Modi, PRAKASH JAVADEKAR
Saving Asian elephants from extinction
India is home to the world's largest land mammal : the ElePhaNT! Only next in size to the African elephant, the Asian elephant weighs in about 3-5 tons. Only few would be not excited to share the sheer grandeur and the incredible intelligence of this magnificent animal. But the Asian elephants are endangered, habitat loss and fragmentation, human settlements and constructions along the ancient corridors which the elephants still use for migrating during the dry season are threatening their very existence on the planet . Human animal conflicts are rising allover the country and the ElePhaNT numbers continue to decrease! The Indian government is taking various measures to increase the wild elephant population but it is not enough! Without improving the ecosystem and connecting the fragmented habitats where once the elephants roamed freely, any other measure would only provide a short term solution. But that doesn't mean we should stop trying other methods. As explained by a ranger himself at the Western ghats, there is no effective method or process to save left alone, stranded and orphaned wild elephant calves. The ranger continues, that he witnessed an orphaned baby elephant only months old whose mother died accidentally in the wild and was left alone, stranded in the wilderness. Hunger drives the calf towards human settlements, where the forest rangers finds the calf and chose to leave the calf alone and a few days later the calf succumbs the same fate as its mother, yes! The calf is found dead. As we know baby elephants cannot survive without their mother for at least 2 years from birth, this petition focuses on establishing a body to take in such orphaned elephants, rise them and reintegrate them back in to the wild. As an example we quote the incredible work done by the Tsavo trust and Sheldrick trust in the African country, Kenya, where the elephants are facing a different but more terrible threat from ivory poaching. The incredible success of the Tsavo and Sheldrick trust ( rising over 200 elephants in 40 years and reintegrated them back in to the wild~ Sheldrick trust) suggests that such a programme is fundamental, necessary and an effective method to rise and save the already endangered Asian elephant. Elephants are also but our heritage, losing elephants would be like losing an integral part of our culture and heritage. But your support is crucial! Join in this campaign with us by signing this petition hoping to reach the Indian prime minister, Sri Narendra modi, to establish an organisation to rise orphaned elephants and reintegrate them back in to the wild and together we bring change. ~Sivanesh Kanakarajan change.org
Petition to World Wildlife Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Peta India
Justice For the Late Elephant
On 27th May, 2020, a 15 year old pregnant elephant was brutally killed in Silent Valley, Kerala. The elephant entered the village in search of food when she was offered a pineapple stuffed with crackers. As the innocent animal took the fruit in her mouth, it started to explode. She ran around the village in shock and torment. However, she didn't harm any living being despite the unfathomable pain she suffered from. Mohan Krishnan, a forest officer, depicted in an emotional note that even after experiencing severe burns in her jaws, she didn't cause any threat for the households or the villagers but somehow, she lost faith in humans. She was certain that her and her baby's life was nearing the end. So, she calmly embraced jalsamadhi and died inside the Velliyar River in Malappuram district, after hours of struggling with her injuries. This incident once again proved how inhuman humans can be. We never think twice before committing such heinous acts. We kill others just for fun. I personally feel ashamed to be a part of this clan. I want justice for the moma elephant. I want the offender/ offenders to be punished. I urge PETA to intervene and take stringent measures to prevent such unfortunate incidents in the future.