Provide Care for Overworked Indian Elephant

Target: Animal Welfare Board of India

Goal: Transport overworked and underfed Indian elephant to a wildlife shelter

Bijlee, a beloved and treasured Indian elephant, recently collapsed in the middle of a street located deep in the heart of Mumbai and is now struggling for her very life. At a fragile age of fifty-eight, she is on the brink of death due to being used for weddings during a large portion of her life, and because her nutrition was neglected (she is almost two tons overweight).

Bijlee has not received proper nutrition and has been fed meals inappropriate for an elephant such as popular Indian snacks (including vada pav, a “spicy potato patty”). Indian elephants are meant to eat grass and tree bark. Before falling in the street recently, she had also fallen in a creek and hurt her hind legs, demonstrating her poor state of health.

Our elephant friend has lived a hard and difficult life and she is entitled to living the rest of it with proper care and treatment. She deserves to be surrounded by people who will not use her but instead only take care of her. Tell the Animal Welfare Board of India to send Bijlee to a wildlife shelter.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Animal Welfare Board of India,

Bijlee, a beloved and cherished Indian elephant, collapsed recently in the middle of the streets of Mumbai and is now struggling to stay alive. At a fragile age of fifty-eight, she is on the brink of death after decades of being used for weddings for a large portion of her life, and of human neglect in terms of nutrition (she is almost two tons overweight).

Bijlee has not received proper nutrition from her caretakers and has instead been fed meals inappropriate for and harmful to elephants such as popular Indian snacks, despite the fact that Indian elephants were made to eat grass and tree bark. Before her recent incident in the streets of Mumbai, she had also fallen in a creek and hurt her hind legs, making her poor state of health very clear.

Bijlee has lived a hard and difficult life and she deserves to live out the rest of it with proper care and treatment, surrounded by people who will not use her but instead only take care of her. We ask that you send Bijlee to a wildlife shelter, ensuring that she receives the treatment she deserves.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Arno Meintjes via flickr

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4 Comments

  1. Lucy Kelly says:

    This elephant is too old to tolerate incorrect treatment. She needs to go to a responsible carer.

  2. Now, she’s dead and gone forever, like all her innocent and abused companions before and – AFTER – her.

    Wild elephants are running out of natural habitat or getting killed for allegedly potency enhancing powder; they will be extinct within a few years.
    Captured elephants are tortured and killed for human entertainment in zoos and circuses or have to work for their “owner’s” livlihood.

    Congratulations, this generation of the destructive human being is the one which destroys ALL EXTANT NATURE and WILDLIFE on this beautiful earth.

    I really wonder how life may be for future generations trying to exist on a dead planet without a functioning ecosystem, with just contaminated and poisoned drinking water left, with nuclear waste which will spread deadly radiation for several million years, with acidified, dried and poisoned soils, not enough oxygen to breathe in many regions, …

    But don’t forget, children, WE LOVE YOU.

  3. Elephants are living treasures. Nature’s gardeners. Nature’s great teachers, the biggest yet sensitive animals on earth, we must show them respect and not abuse them for man benefit, I hope you agree.

    All species suffer when one species suffers-give them a break,they have paid their dues -ENOUGH IS ENOUGH,GIVE THEM THE REST & FREEDOM THEY DESERVE!!!!!

    The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

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