Posted by: Pranesh on
Jan 15, 2010
The plight of the tourism elephant is a sight to be seen . During my visits to the NP of Kanha , Pench & Bandhavgarh apart from the pristine beauty of the jungles,the thrill of sighting the tiger I couldnt help but notice the plight of the slogging pachyderms ferrying tourist relentlessly to & fro from the resting abode of the tiger.
This forces one to think whether the majestic & gracefull animal has been reduced to a common taxi ferrying tourist till the point of exhaustion ! pumping out stomach from their bellies and spraying it over their bodies.
Would'nt the elephants be more usefull in patrolling the jungles to track the poachers and curb illegal activities that happen in our jungles.
Is this justified ?