In an Indian temple, a living elephant was replaced with a mechanical one – video
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A temple in Kerala, south India, has stopped using a live elephant in its rituals and has replaced it with a mechanical one donated by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA and actress Parvati Tiruvotu. This was reported by PETA.
The first ceremony involving a mechanical elephant took place on Sunday.
Captive elephants in India are subjected to rigorous training, which is accompanied by beating animals. Nearly 150 captive elephants died between 2018 and 2023 in Kerala alone, according to the Animal Rights Research Centre.
abnormal behavior that leads to human casualties. According to the working group Heritage Animal Task Force, in the state of Kerala, elephants have killed more than 500 people over the past 15 years. One of the elephants, who spent about 40 years in captivity, killed ten people. However, according to PETA, he still regularly participates in local festivals. elephant
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