Over 200 elephants in India kept in severely inadequate conditions, says report

News: World Animal Protection on the eve of World Elephant Day(August 12) has released its report titled “Elephants. Not Commodities”.


  • About the report: The report compares research spanning a decade of elephant tourism assessing venues across Thailand, India, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

Key Takeaways:

  • India is home to the second-highest number of elephants used in tourism in Asia.
  • However, out of the 21 venues housing 509 elephants in India, the report has found that 45%(225) of the elephants were kept in severely inadequate conditions.

Additional Facts:

  • World Animal Protection:It is an international non-profit animal welfare organization founded in 1981.
    • It was formerly known as The World Society for the Protection of Animals(WSPA).
    • Vision: A world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended.
    • Headquarters: London, UK.