The Connection Between Tourism and Elephant Abuse in India


India is said to have the best wildlife protection laws in the world. And it’s partly true: the country’s Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 is benchmark legislation for the protection of wildlife–a global model. At least in words, anyway; actual enforcement of the law has been a different story altogether. One case in point is the horrific plight of captive elephants in India, and the devastating effect it’s having on the vulnerable remaining wild populations there. This is an incredibly serious problem–and it’s one that many tourists and members of the Indian public are fully enabling, likely without even knowing read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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