PETITION TARGET: Chitwan National Park, Chitwan Police Department
UPDATE (5/30/2023): Chanchalkali survived this horrific act so far — taking water about a month after the attack and eating fodder for the first time 50 days into her recovery. The elephant’s owner said she can now take a bath and eat grass, fruit, or tree leaves but cannot pick up anything from the ground. He told news he plans to let her to “rest for some more days” and then sadly will put her back to work. Meanwhile, the Chitwan National Park is continuing to search for the perpetrators, according to news reports. We’ll keep watching this case. —Lady Freethinker Staff
A captive elephant in Chitwan, Nepal, had 6 inches of her trunk cut off with a razor-sharp weapon in the middle of the night, leaving the animal in excruciating pain.
The 45-year-old elephant named Chanchalkali, who had been “tamed” for the tourist industry, is now having a hard time drinking, since she is unable to use her trunk, according to news reports.
Whoever committed this horrific act was clearly trying to kill the elephant, as the damaged part could not be fixed, and elephant experts are unsure of how to best treat her injury, according to news reports.
Whoever harmed this defenseless elephant must be held fully accountable for their actions.
Sign our petition urging the Chitwan National Park and the Chitwan Police Department to find the individual(s) accountable and forward any applicable charges to a prosecutor.
And please remember to never visit any place that exploits elephants or any other animal for entertainment, as these animals are often worked tirelessly and deprived of everything natural and important to them.