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ADI praises India for banning elephants in zoos

Posted: 13 November 2009. Updated: 18 November 2009

Animal Defenders International (ADI) today welcomed reports that India is to ban elephants in zoos. ADI understands that a new directive from the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) will make the sight of elephants languishing in zoos a thing of the past. Indian zoos have been instructed to re-locate their elephants.

The CZA issued a notice earlier this week to zoo authorities stating that their animals should be sent to national parks, sanctuaries or reserves with immediate effect. The directive is reported to state that zoos are “not the best places for large animals” which “require a large area to move about freely".

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