Elephant ‘Malti’ transferred from Amber to Vantara elephant sanctuary


PTI, Apr 24, 2024, 12:15 PM IST

Following a recommendation by a High-Powered Committee (HPC) of Supreme Court, an elephant has been transferred from Jaipur’s Amber to Vantara elephant sanctuary in Jamnagar, Gujarat due to deteriorating physical and mental health.

The recommendation was based on an independent veterinary expert assessment commissioned by the HPC as a result of a complaint filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India citing the elephant’s deteriorating physical and mental health.

The elephant, Malti, was recently shifted to the wildlife sanctuary in Jamnagar.

The decision to transfer Malti was supported by an opinion signed by 120 veterinarians confirming reports that the elephant “exhibited behaviour such as repetitively swaying and bobbing her head”, a statement by PETA said.

Malti was used for tourist rides at Amer Fort despite having a history of running amok and fighting with other elephants, PETA said.In 2017, the elephant was “violently beaten by eight men” at Amber Fort and in 2019, it was “verbally abused and hit with sticks”, PETA said.

PETA India had also called for her to be rescued at the local magistrate’s court.

“At Amber Fort, elephants like Malti are controlled with weapons, chained when not being used for rides, and psychologically scarred from being forced to carry tourists,” Khushboo Gupta, Director of Advocacy Projects, PETA India said.

“Frustrated elephants often lash out, and just recently, Gouri, another elephant there, broke a tourist’s leg,” she said, while expressing gratitude to the Government of Rajasthan for sending Malti to a sanctuary.

She also called for replacing elephants used for rides at Amber Fort with electric cars.

“Malti was used for rides, putting tourists at risk, even though the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) recorded her as ‘anxious’. In 2018, an AWBI report further noted that her ownership certificate was invalid and that her welfare was compromised,” she claimed.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Govt cracks down on SMS scammers; blacklists principal entities found spewing fraud messages

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Every time you criticise Modi govt, you are termed anti-national, says Shashi Tharoor

Teen drives BMW without license with man on bonnet in Kalyan; case registered

India and Japan commit to bolster health cooperation

‘State government will pay Rs 80 lakh hotel bill of PM Modi’s stay in Mysuru’

Mamata thanks administration for taking adequate steps to counter cyclone Remal

Karan Johar announces his new love saga — ‘Dhadak 2’

Related Articles More

Govt cracks down on SMS scammers; blacklists principal entities found spewing fraud messages

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Every time you criticise Modi govt, you are termed anti-national, says Shashi Tharoor

Teen drives BMW without license with man on bonnet in Kalyan; case registered

India and Japan commit to bolster health cooperation

Mamata thanks administration for taking adequate steps to counter cyclone Remal

MUST WATCH

Shivamogga

Les Saveurs institute and cafe

Peacock rescued from well

Popular Guruprasad Restaurant

Haralukote Shri Anjaneya Swamy |Udayavani


Latest Additions

Govt cracks down on SMS scammers; blacklists principal entities found spewing fraud messages

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Every time you criticise Modi govt, you are termed anti-national, says Shashi Tharoor

Teen drives BMW without license with man on bonnet in Kalyan; case registered

India and Japan commit to bolster health cooperation

‘State government will pay Rs 80 lakh hotel bill of PM Modi’s stay in Mysuru’

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.