President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa: Please free the Elephant tied up in the Gangarama Temple
- President Sri Lanka ( Mahinda Rajapaksa )
- Sri Lanka
http://gangaramaya.com/ ( the temple website)
See the poor victim at http://goo.gl/xOAer
Elephants are social, intelligent animals who are used to walking many hours during day and night in groups. The elephant is kept in the temple as an object to attract visitors.
The elephant in Gangaramaya Temple is kept alone and has chained to poles. A temple does not simply has the resources to accommodate an elephant.
Keeping it in captivity could cause boredom and stress, When I saw this elephant he seemed quite stressed swinging back and forth, these are all remarks of a very stressed elephant. And it was under a tiny shade which did not and will not save him from horrible sunburns. It was such a shame to see that this beautiful animal was tied right in front of a huge Buddha statue, when Lord Buddha’s teachings was to be kind to all animal beings.
We need to raise awareness and help rescue this poor elephant.
The President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa: Please free the Elephant tied up in the Gangarama Temple petition to President Sri Lanka ( Mahinda Rajapaksa ) was written by Help Animals in Sri Lanka and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.