Complete ban on keeping captive elephants for temple duties in future: Madras HC

Case – V.E.Shiva v. The Principal Secretary farming farming and Fisheries Department Secretariat Chennai

The Bench of Chief justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy discovered that it’s getting to contemplate whether or not in future there ought to be a whole prohibition on elephants being kept as captive animals for varied temple duties or as beasts of burden, additional intercalary that the appropriate body of the State ought to instantly inspect the well-being of the captive elephants at intervals the State and file a report.

The Court was handling a plea seeking necessary steps to create positive that the stray Animals ar given food and water throughout this COVID -19 Pandemic.

The Court additional directed the farming Department of the govt. to come up with an plan of dealing with stray animals in a humane manner.

The Court lauded the efforts of the govt. to feed stray animals and thanked the ‘generous donation’ by the Governor and therefore the State releasing funds in excess of Rs. 9 lakhs for purpose at request of court.

However, the Court noted that there’s a demand for a comprehensive program to have an effect on animals in more humane manner throughout the state.

Taking note of another petition that is unfinished before the Court, the Court discovered that the State’s views ar sought-after to create positive that elephants are no additional kept in captivity.

Lastly, disposing the plea, the Court expressed hope that Animal lovers would keep a strict watch on however animals ar treated throughout this State so that an ethical and humane approach will continuously be maintained.

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