A royal elephant walks down a street on its way to Kandy, Sri Lanka's second largest city, to take part in a religious festival earlier in August. Photo: Xinhua A royal elephant walks down a street on its way to Kandy, Sri Lanka's second largest city, to take part in a religious festival earlier in August. Photo: Xinhua
A royal elephant walks down a street on its way to Kandy, Sri Lanka's second largest city, to take part in a religious festival earlier in August. Photo: Xinhua
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s new animal protection law bans ‘drunk-driving’ of elephants

  • Many rich Sri Lankans keep elephants as pets but complaints of ill-treatment and cruelty are widespread, resulting in new measures to protect the animals
  • Captive elephants must get biometric ID cards, and there are restrictions on their use in logging, in films, and in the tourism industry

Topic |   Sri Lanka
A royal elephant walks down a street on its way to Kandy, Sri Lanka's second largest city, to take part in a religious festival earlier in August. Photo: Xinhua A royal elephant walks down a street on its way to Kandy, Sri Lanka's second largest city, to take part in a religious festival earlier in August. Photo: Xinhua
A royal elephant walks down a street on its way to Kandy, Sri Lanka's second largest city, to take part in a religious festival earlier in August. Photo: Xinhua
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