The re­port

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

THE NSPCA re­port at the cen­tre of a fresh spat be­tween the or­gan­i­sa­tion and the Knysna Ele­phant Park delves into the con­di­tions of the cap­tive an­i­mals.

En­ti­tled “The wel­fare sta­tus of ele­phants in cap­tiv­ity in South Africa”, the 32-page doc­u­ment in­cludes a break­down of how many cap­tive ele­phants there are in the coun­try.

It also pro­vides the ages, names and ori­gins of the ele­phants.

The doc­u­ment looks at how many peo­ple have been killed or in­jured by cap­tive ele­phants.

It says be­tween 2001 and last year, six peo­ple were killed and 11 in­jured.

The re­port also con­sists of pas­sages of text fo­cus­ing on ele­phant-re­lated top­ics, in­clud­ing that they are not do­mes­ti­cated an­i­mals.

It in­cludes a sec­tion on its web­site.

The top of each page says the con­tents may not be used with­out writ­ten per­mis­sion from the na­tional coun­cil of SPCAs.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.