Ganga’s illegal permit #198 has been formally addressed in court and steps are currently underway to ensure her safety.
The Criminal Investigation Department has taken the order from Colombo Magistrate Court #1 for Ganga and 12 suspected illegally-captured young elephants to be placed into the protective custody of the Department of Wildlife.
Ganga, along with the additional 12 innocent baby elephants, is to be immediately transferred to safety and placed under the compassionate care of veterinarians and experienced caregivers.
As the hectic pieces for securing custody of Ganga were coming together yesterday, I walked past a gigantic installment of street art that said “Face It and Rise Up”. When this long fight seemed impossible, when the naysayers tried to drown out those who chose to believe, when falling down and staying down occasionally seemed like it might be the smarter thing to do, today’s positive action for Ganga is occurring thanks to many people in Sri Lanka who graciously and consistently chose to Face It and Rise Up.
Stay Tuned, nourish great hope and patient presence, for more is forthcoming as soon as possible! We look froward to sharing more good news, when Ganga and her new friends will be free of their chains with room to roam, in a world where Compassion Trumps Captivity!