Traffic stopped when PETAs elephant accompanied by activists carried an eight foot long petition urging the Maharashtra Chief Minister to ban elephants from the streets of Mumbai.
PETA has initiated a signature campaign to urge the CM to ban the entry of elephants in Mumbai following the death of the elephant who was hit by a truck in Chembur. Elephants belong in the wild, not in Mumbai. But the police were prompt to round us up for disrupting peace and for supposedly causing a traffic jam at the Gateway and we were taken to the Colaba Police Station – as was our elephant. But after a bit of drama, the Chief Inspector granted us permission to continue our signature campaign.
N. G. Jayasimha of PETA India told press Where are the police when the animals are killed on the roads? They have the time to arrest us. But they cant arrest those who make elephants walk and beg on hot tar roads in the city?Well said!