Sri Lanka is legalising elephant trafficking!
More than fifty baby elephants were stolen from the wild (illegally captured) from the wild after killing their mothers. After fighting court cases and getting back 33 babies, the Government now wants to legalise elephant trafficking by giving back the elephants to their false owners. These ‘owners’ include ego driven temple chiefs, Buddhist monks, politicians and nouveau riche who are able to bribe even court officials and buy their influence.
The reason being given is for the parades or pereheras which are supposedly traditions that have to be maintained even though the basic and foremost teachings of Lord Buddha are being disrespected and ignored – that is Metta or Loving Kindness to All Beings. In actual fact they are commercially driven pageants for Tourism. The temples keep elephants for the same reason.
The Colombo Courts is including another 15 baby elephants on the 23rd August to take part in the next parade although they originally said the elephants would only be released for the Kandy Perehera. The torture to these babies for traditional Buddhist parades is ironic to say the least. We voted this Government in hoping that they would not bow down to corruption but they have proved that they are as corrupt and cruel as their predecessors.
How can Sri Lanka host the next CITES conference when the Government is legitimising illegal trade in elephants? Please write to the CITES Secretary General Mr. John E Scanlon at
https://twitter.com/John_CITES and to CITES
International Environment House
11 Chemin des Anémones
CH‐1219 Châtelaine, Geneva
Please sign and share this petition asap and help us free the babies who will be shackled and prodded 24/7. Help us to procure their freedom to roam about in their jungle homes with the rest of their herds. Please help us to secure their rights.
An Investigation by LT PRO, on the wellbeing of Sri Lanka’s Elephants
Kaavan has stood for over 3 decades at Islamabad Zoo Pakistan …..
Chained Beaten Starved NeglectedNo medical attention Solitary confinement
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PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION ….. LETS MAKE HIS LIFE WORTH LIVING AGAIN