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Ailing elephant Bijlee is dead - Sukanya Kadyan

Ailing elephant Bijlee is dead - Sukanya Kadyan

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Published by Abhishek Kadyan
MUMBAI: The ailing elephant Bijlee, who won the hearts of Mumbaikars a fortnight ago after she was found abandoned on a city road, has died, a volunteer said here Sunday.
"She breathed her last around 6 am today (Sunday). Along with several veterinarians and experts from different parts of India, we made all efforts to revive her, but she passed away," Ganesh Nayak of NGO Animals Matter To Me (AMTM) told IANS.
Bijlee's body will now be taken over by the forest department and Bombay Veterinary College vets for an autopsy, he said.
A complaint has been lodged with the police in Mulund, Nayak said.
On June 11, Bijlee, 54, was found collapsed on the busy Mulund-Bhandup Link Road in eastern Mumbai, allegedly abandoned by her owners.
Nayak, along with NGO RAWW, and local volunteers Jagdish Shetty and Raju Iyer, had been taking care of Bijlee for the past 20 days.
For over a fortnight, Bijlee had been kept strapped on a crane as she could not stand or sit due to weak hind leg bones.
She was suffering from arthritis and could not walk due to a large maggot-infested wound on her hind leg.
The AMTM made arrangements to fly down vets and elephant specialists from Assam, Agra, Pune and other places to treat her.
Initially, Bijlee had responded well to the treatment, but a couple of days ago her condition suddenly deteriorated and she expired Sunday.
Moved by her plight, mega-star Amitabh Bachcan had appealed to public to help save Bijlee on social networking sites a fortnight ago.
Two other prominent organisations, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) separately urged the Maharashtra government to send Bijlee to a rescue centre, cancel her ownership papers and ban elephants from moving on Mumbai roads.
Bijlee had collapsed from overwork June 11. She was taken around to beg, and grace occasions like weddings and other important events. She was made to stand at the venue of such functions to salute guests.
She was forced to spend a long time standing and was hardly allowed rest, according to the volunteers who tended her.
- Abhishek Kadyan, Media Adviser to OIPA in India - PFA Haryana.
MUMBAI: The ailing elephant Bijlee, who won the hearts of Mumbaikars a fortnight ago after she was found abandoned on a city road, has died, a volunteer said here Sunday.
"She breathed her last around 6 am today (Sunday). Along with several veterinarians and experts from different parts of India, we made all efforts to revive her, but she passed away," Ganesh Nayak of NGO Animals Matter To Me (AMTM) told IANS.
Bijlee's body will now be taken over by the forest department and Bombay Veterinary College vets for an autopsy, he said.
A complaint has been lodged with the police in Mulund, Nayak said.
On June 11, Bijlee, 54, was found collapsed on the busy Mulund-Bhandup Link Road in eastern Mumbai, allegedly abandoned by her owners.
Nayak, along with NGO RAWW, and local volunteers Jagdish Shetty and Raju Iyer, had been taking care of Bijlee for the past 20 days.
For over a fortnight, Bijlee had been kept strapped on a crane as she could not stand or sit due to weak hind leg bones.
She was suffering from arthritis and could not walk due to a large maggot-infested wound on her hind leg.
The AMTM made arrangements to fly down vets and elephant specialists from Assam, Agra, Pune and other places to treat her.
Initially, Bijlee had responded well to the treatment, but a couple of days ago her condition suddenly deteriorated and she expired Sunday.
Moved by her plight, mega-star Amitabh Bachcan had appealed to public to help save Bijlee on social networking sites a fortnight ago.
Two other prominent organisations, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) separately urged the Maharashtra government to send Bijlee to a rescue centre, cancel her ownership papers and ban elephants from moving on Mumbai roads.
Bijlee had collapsed from overwork June 11. She was taken around to beg, and grace occasions like weddings and other important events. She was made to stand at the venue of such functions to salute guests.
She was forced to spend a long time standing and was hardly allowed rest, according to the volunteers who tended her.
- Abhishek Kadyan, Media Adviser to OIPA in India - PFA Haryana.

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Recipient:Shri Ashok Kumar, Vice Chairman, WTI, Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Chairperson, PFAIndia, Ms. Poorva Joshipura, Chief Functionary, PETA India, The Secretary,Ministry of Environment and Forest, The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau - WCCB,The Animal Welfare Board of India - AWBI, The Commissioner of Mumbai Police,Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Uttarakhand, Chief Wildlife Warden,Government of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of West Bengal,Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Orissa, Chief Wildlife Warden, Governmentof Tamil Nadu, Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Meghalaya, Chief WildlifeWarden Government of Kerala, Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Karnataka,Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Jharkhand, Chief Wildlife Warden,Government of Chattisgarh, Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of Assam, ChiefWildlife Warden, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Wildlife Warden,Government of Andhra Pradesh, Minister for Environment and Forest (GOI), JointSecretary to MoEF, AWD of MoEF, Central Zoo Authority of India - CZA, The ChiefWildlife Warden, Maharashtra, The PS to Urban and Local Bodies, Haryana,Naresh Kadyan, Rep. of OIPA India - Chairman, PFA Haryana, The Director,Urban and Local Body, Haryana, The Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Punjab, HEthe Governpr of Haryana, and The Chief Minister of DelhiLetter:Greetings,Injured and abandoned Bijlee female elephant needs attention in Mumbai, itsowner should be booked and arrested because he violated the Court order;Contempt of court. Laxmi another elephant needs to be immediate rescue andBijlee needs treatment, care and shelter, It has been learnt that so called elephantowner doesn't have proper proof for ownership, transit permit nor these bothelephants are micro chipped, as required under section 38 of the Wild LifeProtection Act, 1972. How and why bijlee so called owner can abuse scheduledone wild animal, which is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 forpersonnel gain, begging and profit? We further demand immediate rescue andrehabilitation of all captive Elephants in India as well, National heritage animal ofIndia is being compelled to work for pride, begging, political tool, personnel gainand profit. Why double standard for elephants and how so called owner abusedelephants for earning, for what purpose bijlee and laxmi was given to theseincapable persons and they are not in position to take care of these animals,hence animals should be confiscated with out any further delay, elephant be in itsnatural habitat, introduce strict rules and regulations for the protection of theNational heritage animal, Naresh Kadyan moved PIL before the Delhi High court
 
and then taken up the matter with the Ministry of Home Affairs, to include allNational pride like flower, animal, birds, tree, song, emblem, flag, heritage animal,aquatic animal, river and game under the Prevention of Insults to National HonourAct, 1971. It would be pertinent to mention here that Rajasthan High Court (JaipurBench) ban the use of IRON ANKUSH to handle the elephant on PIL No. 8987 of2006 moved by Naresh Kadyan, which was moved to oppose Cartier elephantpolo, one male elephant is being abused in the Dabchick Tourist resort in Hodalwith the consent of Haryana Tourism Development Corporation, FIR lodged but noarrest, like wise another FIR was lodged with the Sonipat Police station in Haryanabut elephant handed over to the offenders, another accused absconding due tomelafide intention of prosecution: Wildlife Inspector, Kurukshetra. Ban elephantentry in the municipal limits of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi, UT Chandigarhand UP to protect them from greedy and selfish part of the society, confiscate allcaptive elephants of the above said areas.haathi mere saathi. - Abhishek Kadyan and Sukanya Kadyan.So sorry Bijlee is dead now, many more captive elephants needs attention,immediate rescue and rehabilitation.
 
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Abhishek KadyanIndia2013-06-17Naresh KadyanDelhi, India2013-06-17Tony MenechellaFrankfort, KY, United States2013-06-17fiona curranGalway, Gal, Ireland2013-06-17Ljiljana MilicBelgrade, , Serbia2013-06-17Ginger GeronimoBirmingham, AL, United States2013-06-17Kairen Brooke-AndersonCape Town, South Africa, , South Africa2013-06-17 joan amblerotley, , United Kingdom2013-06-17Director Events OIPA IndiaIndia2013-06-17Sukanya KadyanIndia2013-06-17Nicolette LudolphiGermany2013-06-17natasha salgadotoronto, Canada2013-06-17Sharda KadyanIndia2013-06-17sabrina wilsonMumbai, India2013-06-17Savannah FordCharlottetown, Canada2013-06-17Kerrie GormanAustralia2013-06-17sue harringtonpiedmont, CA, United States2013-06-17Social ActivistIndia2013-06-17PFA HaryanaIndia2013-06-17Tina PartlowAllen, TX, United States2013-06-17karen lyons kalmensonallenwood, NY, United States2013-06-17Vivienne Ben-ShirLondon, , United Kingdom2013-06-17Annie CawleySaint Joseph, MO, United States2013-06-17Olaf JanssenGermany2013-06-17Nandita ShahIndia2013-06-17Melanie BrierlyGilford, NH, United States2013-06-17annie cowlingdanbury, CT, United States2013-06-17Vitas Pecharov
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