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India: Stop Using Elephants as Bulldozers ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 648 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Indian officials are using endangered elephants to demolish shacks built by illegal immigrants in Assam's forest land. Dr. R.D. Tanwar, India's Chief Conservator for Forests, explains that the region's hilly terrain makes it impossible for bulldozers to



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Karen Avery (118)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:17 am
Thanks Cher for creating a petition for this - I too thought this was cruel when I submitted the storey to this site
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:33 am
singed.
 

AutumnSick S. (154)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:36 am
signed and noted TY Cher
 

Debbie Williamson (276)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:36 am
Signed and noted.
 

Christeen Anderson (554)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:41 am
Signed.
 

Barbara D. (79)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:43 am
NS&S. Barbara, You signed on March 20,
 

Pat B. (355)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:46 am
TY,Cher.Done.
 

Constance F. (431)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:55 am
Constance, You signed on March 19, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. R.D. Tanwar, Chief Conservator for Forests

Thank you
 

Teresa W. (708)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:03 am
noted, signed and shared, thank you
 

Joe R. (190)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:10 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:16 am
Olivia, You signed on March 20, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. R.D. Tanwar, Chief Conservator for Forests
Notations still don't seem to be taking. Thanks Cher
 

Ruth S. (298)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:30 am
Signed
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:33 am

Kit, You signed on March 20, 2013. -- tweeted
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. R.D. Tanwar, Chief Conservator for Forests

**Just curious but if bulldozers can't get there, maybe people shouldn't be living in that habitat.

Indian officials are using endangered elephants to demolish shacks built by illegal immigrants in Assam's forest land. Dr. R.D. Tanwar, India's Chief Conservator for Forests, explains that the region's hilly terrain makes it impossible for bulldozers to enter, hence the use of elephants.

Demolishing buildings requires ramming into concrete and iron, which could cause injury, pain and mental distress to elephants. This is in clear violation of Section 11 of India's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:46 am
Once again man cannot do the job so he thinks its ok to use animals regardless of their suffering Shame on them I thought they cared more about elephants in India obviously they dont I hope they stop this real soon

S&N thanks
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:47 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Sara W. (108)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:52 am
Signed.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:13 am
Signed.
 

naomi cohen (38)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:25 am
signed! thank you, cher.
 

Cher Away Moving (1470)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:40 am


Thnx Karen!! I didn't create this petition.... Chris Wolverton did.


I am just posting it here so more people will see it and sign!





 

Cher Away Moving (1470)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:41 am



Thnx everyone!!!


 

Mike H. (238)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:56 am
Michael, You signed on March 20, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. R.D. Tanwar, Chief Conservator for Forests
 

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:28 am
n/s
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:51 am
S&S on FB, TU Cher
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:13 am
Lisa, You signed on March 20, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. R.D. Tanwar, Chief Conservator for Forests
 

Donna Hamilton (153)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:21 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Many Feathers (134)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:22 am
thanks and signed
 

Emma S. (228)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:27 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:27 am
noted + signed
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:31 am
signed and noted
 

LaurenPartTime Kozen (159)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:03 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:10 am
Magda, You signed on March 20, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. R.D. Tanwar, Chief Conservator for Forests
done thx Cher:))
 

Ruth L. (311)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:10 am
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Pogle S. (88)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:36 am
S&N
 

chantal v. (334)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:43 am
Signed!
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:20 pm
Thanks Cher.
 

Cyrille D. (133)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:23 pm
Noted & Signed. Such craziness... Thank you, Cher !
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:45 pm
signed and noted. TY
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:47 pm
Signed and shared,thanks Cher.
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:19 pm
Noted and signed- thanks Cher
 

John B. (122)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:41 pm
Thanks Cher for posting the link. Signed and noted.

"Thank you for signing:
India: Stop Using Elephants as Bulldozers!"
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:47 pm
Signed.
 

michelle t. (41)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:14 pm
Signed
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:16 pm
Signed
 

Fran away F. (117)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:18 pm
Fran, You signed on March 19, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. R.D. Tanwar, Chief Conservator for Forests.
TY, Cher.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:23 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:26 pm
Signed and shared
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:26 pm
Noted and signed. TU
 

marie c. (168)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:27 pm
Signed thank you Cher
 

Beth M. (244)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:48 pm
Done
 

Maria S. (95)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:51 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks Cher.
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:54 pm
Its done.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:57 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Sandi C. (217)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:59 pm
s/n
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:16 pm
I would someday love to read something positive coming out of India.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:28 pm
noted / signed earlier today
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:30 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:32 pm
notato E firmato!!!!! very disgrace and disturbing!!!!! for God sake!!!!! every day the humanes get worse !!!!!!
 

Ilona V. (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:34 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.
 

Mariette G. (152)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:01 pm
Signed, thanks Cher!
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:11 pm
Signed LEAVE THE ELEPHANTS ALONE !!!!!
 

Barb Knight (1685)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:31 pm
S&N I commented; Please let elephants BE ELEPHANTS!! Thank you Chris for the petition and Cher for posting!!!
 

Esther Z. (96)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:02 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:07 pm
Signed, noted and commented. These beautiful animals do not deserve to be USED, but to be respected and protected! Thanks, Cher and Chris!
 

Sheila D. (26)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:57 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Gabriela Baldaia (103)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:24 pm
Signed !! ..
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:24 pm
Thanks Cher! Good point Kit! Why would they do something so idiotic! (S, N, and P)
 

janet f. (31)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:59 pm
signed
 

Nan Towle (59)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:59 pm
Elephants are intelligent, sentient, social beings. They feel pain just as we do. Elephants are no more to be used as bulldozers as humans are made to drive nails with their foreheads. Their skin gets ripped open, infections set in. They get injured from metal and concrete and other building materials. If these huts are to be removed, then smaller, more portable building machinery and equipment need to be brought in to do the job. Elephants should not be made to suffer the consequences of humans bad decisions. It's wrong and inhumane. Very bad Karma!
 

Patricia E. G. (57)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:38 pm
Exploitation of any animal should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
The mighty and agreeable pachyderm is no exception.
Thank you for posting Cher.
 

Aaron Bouchard (145)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:43 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Mary R. (258)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:28 pm
NOTED AND SIGNED
 

aj E. (165)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:43 pm
signed.
 

samantha l (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 8:59 pm
Signed!
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:33 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:56 pm
Done
 

Marie W. (67)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:01 pm
S&N
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:08 pm
Signed Cher
 

Ginger Hill (55)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:12 pm
They won't be happy until every animal is dead or serving them. signed!
 

Ritva J. (111)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:20 pm
Noted & signed.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:45 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:35 am
Done!
Thank you, Cher.
 

Joy Wong (76)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:58 am
Noted and signed.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:32 am
noted and signed
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:35 am
noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:55 am
signed and noted
 

Tanya W. (55)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:37 am
Noted and already signed.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:46 am
S+N
 

Kerstin Strobl (373)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:19 am
signed, thank you Cher
 

Hardik Shah (2)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:48 am
Signed thx
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:16 am
S&N
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:27 am
Signed , thanks.
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:28 am
signed and noted
 

Sara P. (64)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:45 am
Signed! Thanks Cher!
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:51 am
Oh God, so horrible!!! Signed of course!!!! Thank you dear.
 

Veerle V. (49)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:07 am
Signed ! Thanks for posting, Cher.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:13 am
Noted, commented and signed. Thank You Cher.
 

Kimberly B. (121)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:03 am
Signed and noted, thank you Cher.
 

Silvia Gonzalez (34)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:07 am
done
 

Valerie H. (136)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:12 am
Thank you, signed
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:30 am
done
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:33 am
Signed.
 

Pamela W. (75)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:57 am
Noted ! Petition signed and commented ! Okay, if these structures have been made with concrete, metal etc they aren't exactly SHACKS but it's unlikely they are all that solid either - what's wrong with MANpower to do the job ? It'll take longer but it CAN be done (even I have demolished metre-thick stone walls, BY HAND, when we did our renovation work here !! Leave elephants out of it - THEY'RE TOO PRECIOUS !!!! Thanks Cher nd Chris !!
 

Dianne D. (463)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:15 pm
Signed.
 

Harshiita Sharma (137)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:20 pm
done
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:58 pm
Signed, thank you.
 

anne s. (23)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:01 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Everyone sign and hope this helps them get a better care and life.
 

Edvanir L. (77)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:38 pm
Signed Cher! Than you for your contribution.
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:00 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

Nikki B. (129)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher!
 

Kay M. (348)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 5:46 pm
signed, thx.
 

AniMae Chi (434)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:03 pm
# 894
 

Michela m. (3955)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:41 pm
S&N
 

LMj Sunshine (144)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:15 pm
TY!!
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:27 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher....
 

Angie V. (41)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:59 am
noted
 

Angie V. (41)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:59 am
signed earlier ty
 

Reem K. (4)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:45 am
Signed.
 

Hardik Shah (2)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:05 am
Signed Thx
 

Joseph Miller (23)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:34 am
Noted and thank you so much
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:49 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Arild Warud (170)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:32 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Ro H. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:49 am
ty
 

Jen A. (4)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:00 am
Signed and noted
 

Yvette S. (34)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:58 am
Noted and signed!
 

Gudrun D. (427)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:25 am
Signed - thanks Cher!
 

Maria Barbosa (14)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:52 am
signed
 

monka blanke (82)
Friday March 22, 2013, 1:36 pm
signed & noted.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:02 pm
Signed.
 

Michael Holland (9)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:17 pm
Signed and noted
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:32 pm
Signed & Noted - Elephants are very intelligent animals, have their own society and way of life. They only lack the ability to defend themselves. There should be a strict law that using an elephant for entertaiment or as a worker is a punishable offense.
 

nicole silva (12)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:04 pm
signed
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:37 pm
shame
 

Hardik Shah (2)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:24 am
signed
 

Sharyn Shubert (89)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 7:24 am
Signed
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:50 am
Dr Tanwar these elephants are living, breathing, endangered animals. They are not machines. Please find another way to get your work done.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:46 am
Signed & Shared.
 

Valerie V. (9)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:49 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

federico bortoletto (36)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:02 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.
 

Jinny L. (72)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:15 pm
Action completed. Let these elephants live in peace. Thanks Cher!
 

Jeannine L. (3)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:45 am
Great post! Already signed! Thanks Cher
 
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