HC directs medical assessment of 10 captive elephants in Goa

Panaji:  The Bombay Superior Courtroom in Goa, on Wednesday, directed the state wildlife authorities to aid professional medical assessment of 10 captive elephants in the state, by a group of specialists on pachyderms and government officers within just a make a difference of two months.

The court docket gave the direction, while disposing of a petition submitted by an NGO, People For Animals, which had sought a complex assessment of the total welfare of the beasts, which are presently housed in a lot of spice farms and resorts across Goa.

In accordance to the purchase by Justices M.S. Sonak and M.S. Jawalkar, the inspection will be executed by forest officials and a senior scientist connected to the Bengaluru-primarily based Asian Elephant Exploration and Conservation Centre.

“This total training had to be concluded as early as doable, and in any scenario, inside two months from right now,” the purchase said.

In reaction to another prayer created by the petitioner, which had sought to know if the elephants had been remaining made use of for professional uses, the Courtroom, primarily based on a report delivered by the point out forest authorities reported, that it is “clear that these elephants are not used for any business purposes”.