Elephant calf trafficking on a massive scale – Minister reveals cruelty

Elephant calf trafficking on a massive scale – Minister reveals cruelty

Elephant calf trafficking on a massive scale – Minister reveals cruelty

Written by News 1st

28 Jan, 2014 | 7:40 am

Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, M. K.A. D.S. Gunawardena, while addressing a function in the Trincomalee District Secretariat revealed that 63 elephant calves were stolen from the Habarana forest area

When Newsfirst contacted Minister of Wildlife Resource and Conservation, Vijith Wijayamuni Soysa, he said that they are finding it difficult to curb elephant trafficking due to the absence of a proper legal system on the matter.

The minister further stated,

“The situation at hand is very bad.”

“Such a racket is taking place in Sri Lanka at present. It’s not only elephants but all the animals that can be sold – are sold and bought. Some officials, and certain NGOs are connected to this racket. This is taking place on a massive scale. Therefore a minister or a secretary to a department finds it difficult to work. However, I spoke about this in the open and came to decisions. Registration of elephant calves is one such decision. This can only be stopped by registering the elephants calves following a DNA test. The manner in which they capture elephants is extremely cruel.”

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