Yet another popular school in Colombo was seen using elephants during the annual school walk over the weekend. As pictures surfaced on the internet, especially on social media the school came under fire by environmental activists and the public alike for the act. Public opinion has been building up against the use of animals for recreational and similar purposes in recent times.
According to sources from the environmental lobby, the Principal had been requested to leave out elephants from the parade. Nevertheless, despite the pleas, the school appears to have gone ahead with the original plan when elephants were seen being paraded during the walk.
Speaking to ISIS one environmentalist pointed out the irony of the situation. “One elephant was wearing grab which called to protect elephants in the country,” he said adding that it is not only ironic but a pathetic situation when those who call to protect these animals end up being the abuses themselves.
A number of other popular Colombo schools too were recently criticized for the use of animals for school events.
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