Harshvardhan Rane draws attention to abused elephants

February 9, 2016 14:56 IST 1 of 1
Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who has ventured into Bollywood with "Sanam Teri Kasam", is trying to draw people's attention towards the condition of abused elephants, which are used for tourist joyrides. In Harshvardhan's new campaign for animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, he stands bare-chested in chains next to the tagline, "It's Not Just a Ride. It's Their Life. Elephants Used for Rides Are Beaten, Chained, Broken". "Elephant rides are not at all joyful for the animals. I don't think it is cool at all to apply force and make someone do something which they are not willing to," Harshvardhan, who has also starred in Telugu films, said in a statement. A PETA-commissioned investigation of elephant training in Nepal and of elephants used for rides in Jaipur revealed that the tuskers are physically and emotionally abused at every juncture. Credit: IANS