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Elephant Rights

Photos Show India's Elephants as Both Spiritual Creatures and Indentured Servants

Annette Bonnier | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Annette Bonnier

There is an unusual dichotomy in the role of the elephant in Indian society. The animal is seen both as an enlightened, spiritual being and a beast of burden. Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, is venerated as one of the highest deities in the Hindu religion. Many temples in southern India house an elephant for worshippers to visit. But elephants are also chained and used for logging and tourism.

Bob Barker Says There's Nothing Right About Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Celebrated The Price is Right icon and passionate animal advocate Bob Barker told Toronto on Friday that it's time for the city's zoo elephants to pack up their trunks and journey south.