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Bangladesh court takes a stand against elephant cruelty, banning wild adoptions

Mar 5, 2024

On February 25, a Bangladeshi court made a landmark decision prohibiting the adoption of wild elephants. Animal rights organizations have welcomed this judgment as a “landmark” step toward ending cruelty to Asian elephants.

Suspending licenses: a necessary step

Rights organizations celebrate the high court’s decision to revoke permits, effectively ending the torture endured by captive Asian elephants under the premise of training. Mr. Amit Das Gupta, Deputy Attorney General of Bangladesh, emphasized the extent of the order, noting, “The high court today suspended all licenses for the captive rearing of elephants.”

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