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PETA seeks ban on use of elephants for recreational rides

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Wearing elephant masks, a group of animal rights activists, under the banner of PETA, today demonstrated in central Delhi's Connaught Place area, seeking a ban on the use of the animal for recreational rides.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) supporters appealed to the Union Tourism Ministry to impose a ban on the use of elephants for recreational rides, saying it amounted to animal cruelty.

Nikunj Sharma, Lead, Public Policy at PETA office, was among those who joined the protest, a spokesperson said.

"PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk is in right now. She plans to deliver a letter on behalf of tourists to the Ministry of Tourism later this week, seeking a ban," he said.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 23:15 IST