Elephant Cavan.. The court orders the end of the suffering of the sad animal
Elephant Cavan.. The court orders the end of the suffering of the sad animal
The plight of the famous "Kafan" elephant in Pakistan appears to be on the way to end, after a court ordered his release from the zoo where he has lived in the capital, Islamabad, for more than 30 years.

The British newspaper, "The Guardian", said on Saturday that local and international animal rights organizations launched campaigns years ago to return the elephant to the wild areas, after some gardeners noticed his detention in difficult conditions, as well as being subjected to beatings and ill treatment.

An electronic petition collected the signatures of more than 280,000 people, as well as protests outside the garden walls for the release of the elephant, according to the British newspaper "Daily Mail".

The elephant arrived in the mid-eighties to Pakistan, and he was one year old, as a gift from the Sri Lankan government to the late Pakistani leader, Zia ul-Haq.

In 2002, zoo guards imposed restrictions on the huge elephant, after they expressed concern about its violent inclinations.

The suffering of the elephant increased in 2012, after his companion died in the barn, the elephant Sahli, and the park administration did not bring him any companion after that, despite the elephants being animals that need companionship and do not know to live alone.

Later, Cavan suffers from a mental disorder.

Animal activists say zookeepers tied the elephant's legs, beat and confined it to a tiny enclosure, and one of the guards even said he did not see the old animal happy.

She noted that the High Court in Islamabad ruled the liberation of Cavan and ordered wildlife officials to consult with Sri Lanka in order to find a suitable haven for him within 30 days.

Cavan belongs to the category of Asian elephants and is native to Sri Lanka.

The court criticized the management of the zoo in Islam, and said that it had failed to meet the needs of many animals, including the Cavan, and also ordered the transport of dozens of animals, including bears, lions and birds, temporarily until the conditions of the park were improved.

The campaign attracted worldwide attention and attracted the attention of famous people, among them the American singer of Armenian descent.

After hearing the news of his release, Sher said in a tweet on Twitter: "It is one of the greatest moments of my life."

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