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) India 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 India office, was among those who joined the protest, a spokesperson said.
"PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk is in Delhi 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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