PETA India confirms physical abuse of Assam elephant Joymala
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has submitted a veterinary inspection report to forest department officials in Tamil Nadu and Assam to confirm the continued abuse of Joymala, a captive female elephant at a temple.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- A four-member team from Assam is currently in Tamil Nadu to inspect the condition of the elephant.
Joymala, which was renamed as Jayamalyatha, was reportedly given to Tamil Nadu from Assam on a six-month lease in 2008.
The elephant was kept in illegal custody of the Srivilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple for over a decade before being shifted to the nearby Krishnan Kovil temple.
According to reports, the elephant was thrashed so brutally that it can be heard screaming in pain in a viral video filmed at the Krishnan Kovil temple.
There have been several incidents in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere in India in which frustrated captive elephants have attacked and killed their mahouts.
About PETA India :
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) India, based in Mumbai, was launched in January 2000.
It works under the principle that animals are not meant to be used, eaten, worn, used for entertainment or abused in any other way.
PETA India primarily focuses on the sectors where animals suffer the most, such as the laboratory, food industry, leather industry and entertainment business.
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