Social worker and the famous Animal lover of India Mrs. Maneka Gandhi comments that elephants are under the threat of extinction. The main reasons for this situation are Poachers, habitat loss, capturing of elephants for various purposes, human elephant conflict and the lack of breeding among tamed elephants. She says that we have only less than 800 bulls in the country. Bull elephants are the targets of poachers, their number is decreasing alarmingly. Our training methods are also brutal and premitive.
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