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Why people abused Elephants for joy, pride, publicity tool, political party symbol, personnel gain and profit, where as Elephant is a National heritage animal of India but rules and regulations are yet to be framed - Abhishek Kadyan / Sukanya Kadyan.

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Michelle S (462)
Monday August 15, 2011, 9:39 pm
When I came back to Care2 in January of 2010, one of the first petitions I signed was for a baby
elephant beaten to death on camera in front of police officers and wildlife officials in India while
they stood by and did NOTHING.

I was absolutely speechless. Horrified. It left me haunted me for days. In fact, to this day, the thought of that precious creature being tied with rope and beaten on videotape in front of the very people that were charged with its dutiful protection and welfare continues to leave me incensed, outraged, overwhelmed with grief and

This beating came directly on the heels of India proclaiming the elephant as a "national heritage animal." It
was as if the villagers and the wildlife officials and police were mocking this proclamation by killing this beautiful,
innocent baby elephant, recently symbolized as India's ambassador of wildlife protection and hope for the
future of elephants and all animals.

I emailed welfare organizations. I addressed and read all of the news posts. What I received were a serious of
conflicting stories, promises of investigations, and outright lies. It made me feel helpless and utterly fearful for the future of elephants....and all India. Needless to say, I never received conformation that the many signatures for this baby elephant were sent. "Investigations" were promised but word of the outcome never sent.

I believe in this petition and hope that it gathers a monumental number of signatures. If India is so bold as to
proclaim the elephant its very own "national heritage animal," it needs to protect the species and put its
money where its mouth is. Deeds, not words, create change. The Animal Welfare Act of India enacted in the
1960s is in need of reform, and mostly, needs to be honored not just in its letter, but in its spirit.

Deeds, not words. No more empty promises, India. Protect and honor your animals. Protect and honor
your wildlife.

Thank you Kadyan for all of your important work for animals. Noted, signed, shared, Tweeted.

>^..^< Michelle

Altha B. (0)
Monday August 15, 2011, 11:12 pm
@Michelle: It happens everywhere in Asia and it is very sad indeed. I totally agree with you.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 2:14 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 4:14 am
Noted and signed

Chris R (80)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 7:20 am
Thanks Kadyan, noted and signed.

Alison A (244)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 10:33 am
Signed and noted, thanks Kadyan.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 11:06 pm
Many people feel drawn to advocate for animals because even though they can feel pain and suffer just as we do, they do not have a way to advocate for their own welfare. In fact, animals are viewed by many as nothing more than property to be treated however the owner wishes. This view has created an inhumane situation for billions of animals that share our world.
-- Robert Alan

Naresh Kadyan (1180)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 11:20 pm
Dear friends,

Carlsberg India executives, Søren Lauridsen, managing director of Carlsberg India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of world-renowned Danish beermaker Carlsberg Group, announced that the company has now pulled its sponsorship of the Polo Cup, a hideous, much-criticised elephant polo match scheduled to be held in Jaipur on Sunday, 21 August.

OIPA in India pointed out that captive elephants are routinely trained and disciplined with the use of ankuses (heavy rods that resemble fireplace pokers, with sharp metal hooks on the ends that are dug into the skin); deprived of everything that's natural and important to them, including family life; and cruelly kept shackled in chains when they're not performing.
Replied Lauridsen, "After having heard and considered all view points, raised by OIPA in India and PETA India, we have decided to stop our association with this [elephant polo] event". He concluded, "We look forward to having a further positive dialogue

Although it is illegal to beat and torture animals under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, elephants used for work in India are trained through the constant threat of being beaten and gouged with ankuses. A Rajasthan High Court passed order prohibits the use of iron ankuses on PIL No.8987 of 2006 moved by Naresh Kadyan but still permits them to be carried, making enforcement of the order nearly impossible. As a result, iron ankuses may be removed or hidden for the duration of a polo match to avoid controversy.

Thanx a lot for your active participation and concerned.


Naresh Kadyan,

Founder Chairman, PFA Haryana,

Rep. of OIPA in India -


Victory of every one

Naresh Kadyan (1180)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 11:21 pm
Dear Ms. Ratnagar,

It was a pleasure speaking to you this morning.

We acknowledge the concern raised by you on our proposed association with the elephant polo sport. After having heard and considered all view points, raised by you and various other stakeholders, we have decided to stop our association with this event. While we comprehend that these specific elephants were in no way being violated, we respect the concern being raised and hence, have decided to do the right thing.

Thanks & regards,


Rishi Wadhera

Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd.

PR & Communications

Plot 52, Sector 32, Institutional Area, Gurgaon-122001, Haryana, India

Dir tel +91 124 4554418

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Sunday August 21, 2011, 3:29 am
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