India’s Amber Fort elephant joyrides come under fire from animal rights protesters

Animal rights protesters took to the streets on bicycles in the Indian city of Jaipur on Sunday, demanding an end to elephants being used to carry tourists to one of the country’s top attractions, the Amber Fort.Encouraging the use of bicycles rather than burdening elephants was the aim of the protest, organised by the animal charity World Animal Protection (WAP) to mark World Elephant Day on Monday.About 100 elephants carry tourists along the kilometre-long path up the hill to the fort. It is…

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