The Ministry of Environment and Forests accorded highest protection to the Asian Elephant in India. There are now national Guidelines about this topics:

  • Ownership certificate
  • Transportation of elephants
  • Norms and standard for transportation
  • Housing of elephants
  • Care of elephants
  • Feeding of elephants
  • Work load of elephants
  • Retirement of elephants
  • Records to be kept
  • Cutting tusks
  • Acts which are tantamount to cruelty to elephants

The states will formulate their own rules following the guidelines.

This a step forward for the protection of elephants and their safeguard, still a lot has to be done but thanks to OIPA India and the national representative Mr. Naresh Kadyan the welfare of animals in India will improve remarkably.

Visit OIPA India page: http://www.oipa.org/international/oipa-india/