Please educate children about animals. Don’t support the circus.
Toronto’s animal rights are winning at life right now! We’re three for three, all the elephants are being moved to a sanctuary instead of a zoo :)
Ivory poaching represents one of the greatest threats to elephant populations, notably in West and Central Africa. Sadly, poaching has undeniably increased in certain parts of Africa and Asia since the partial lifting of the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) 1989 ivory trade ban in 1997 and the resultant one-off ivory stockpile sales to Japan and China in 1999 and 2008.
An elephant polo match has been cancelled in the northern city of Jaipur after animal rights activists objected. The group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, called it “a victory for the elephants.”
Carlsberg India had withdrawn its sponsorship of the Polo Cup in the state of Rajasthan after protests, Jaipur District Magistrate Naveen Mahajan said. Officials also found the elephants were not fully registered as performing animals.
Polo played on elephants, instead of horses, is a popular novelty sport in Nepal, India and Thailand, and has been staged in Jaipur for about four decades. Activists say elephants are trained harshly and poked with metal rods and hooks.