On behalf of PETA India, Celina Jaitley is urging Byculla Zoo authorities to transfer Laxmi and Anarkali, two elephants at the zoo, to a sanctuary, but the zoo seems to want to keep them to make ‘laxmi’. Imagine for a moment being sent to prison even though you have committed no crime. Doesn’t the thought of that make your blood boil? Elephants are social living beings, and keeping them isolated and shackled frustrates them.
Jaitley is assisting PETA with our campaign to help elephants in captivity. Celina says,
“It breaks my heart to see them separated from their families as babies [in order to be] sentenced to a lifetime of boredom, loneliness and abuse. I applaud the CZA [for deciding] that a zoo or circus environment is wholly inadequate for elephants“.
Photo by Dharmesh Solanki, PETA India
The fleeting pleasure that people experience while visiting zoos comes at the expense of these animals, which is why we have repeatedly urged zoo officials and government authorities to transfer the elephants to better homes. But now it’s time for you to take action. Please pledge never to visit the zoo. If enough people boycott zoos, animals will be left alone in their natural habitat.
Zoos are not homes – they are pitiful prisons. Help Celina and PETA India free Laxmi and Anarkali from the Byculla Zoo by not going to zoos ever again.