By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:28
Nov 24, 2015 - 34th World Elephant Polo Championship in Amaltari, Kawasoti-15 of Nawalparasi on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Photo: Shreeram Sigdel.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:36
Elephant polo finally comes to an end in Rajasthan, ironically this time not through enforcement from the government but through the stakeholders themselves. The awareness was initiated by the Times of India campaign, 'Jumbo Cause'. There is some respite for the jumbos in Amber as tourism stakeholders have decided to issue an advisory against exhibition elephant polo matches. In a humane move that considers animal well-being more than the moolah earned through elephant polo, tour operators are now informing the foreign agents not to book any more tours promising elephant polo in Rajasthan.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:46
It was arguably the world’s most unusual polo event - a competition where organizers hope the ultimate winners will be Thailand’s often-abused working elephants. Thirty-two captive-born elephants participated in the King’s Cup tournament on fields drenched by heavy and incessant rainy-season downpours over the weekend. Every team consisted of three of the huge creatures, each guided by their keeper, or mahout. The players perched behind the mahout, giving urgent directions usually in a language completely incomprehensible to the elephant’s guide
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:58
The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called the cancellation of Sunday's match "a victory for the elephants". Jaipur District Magistrate Naveen Mahajan says protests promped beer giant Carlsberg India to yank its sponsorship of the Polo Cup in the northern state of Rajasthan. Officials also noted the elephants were not properly registered as performing animals.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:05
The 2012 King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament started with a grand opening ceremony in the seaside town of Hua Hin, located 160km south of the Thailand capital Bangkok. The charity event, first introduced to Thailand in 2001 by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, is now in its eleventh year and has become one of the most famous tournaments in the world. The 2012 tournament, which is on till 16 September, will see 16 international teams participating with 50 Thai elephants. During the opening ceremony, Thai performers dressed in traditional outfits paraded with the elephants to the venue, at Hua Hin's Suriyothai Army Base.
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