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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

IFAW Campaigns Against Using Elephants in Safaris

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is trying to halt the practice of capturing elephants and using them for riding around in safaris.

Government must heed concerns over the capture and use of elephants in the safari industry, says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

"The plight of elephants in captivity, particularly the safari industry, has been forgotten in the second draft of the government’s latest version of legislation regarding the management of elephants in South Africa," it said in a statement today.

IFAW has been campaigning against the removal of elephants from the wild, and particularly their being used for elephant-back safaris.

A government workshop to review the second draft of its National Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa, is set to take place in Pretoria tomorrow.

Photo by Steven Parker

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