Is Elephant Joymala Happy? Video Versus Video Between Tamil Nadu, Animal Body PETA

The elephant was brought from Assam and has since been at the Srivilliputhur Andal sanctuary in Chennai.

Chennai: An elephant, Joymala, is at the focal point of a line in Tamil Nadu, where the state government is battling the cases of basic entitlements association PETA that the creature is being exposed to savagery.

The elephant Joymala is “totally accomplishing something beneficial”, the Tamil Nadu government said, tweeting a 31-second video that it claims was taken on Monday. The video is intended to counter PETA’s video evidently showing the creature in trouble.

Elephant Joymala in Srivilliputhur Andal Temple. Totally accomplishing something useful. Taken great consideration by the current group. Washing office has likewise been made. A few phony recordings are circling in online entertainment. This video is taken today (5.9.22),” the tweet said, labeling PETA India.

The elephant is seen skipping around and being washed in a pool in the video set up by the Tamil Nadu government’s Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, which manages sanctuaries. It isn’t clear when the pool was developed.

Joymala was brought from Assam and has since been at the Srivilliputhur Andal sanctuary in Chennai.

The express government’s video was tweeted a day after PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) posted a video that it guaranteed had been taken during a veterinary review of the elephant.

Tamil Nadu has called the PETA video counterfeit. NDTV can’t autonomously confirm the video.

The video starts with visuals of Joymala with her guardian. Inscriptions say the elephant is being kept illicitly at the sanctuary. “Here, she is being beaten in the sacrosanct sanctum sanctorum of Krishnan Kovil…In 2021, she was attached to a tree and beaten savagely,” it said, with visuals of an elephant being beaten.

PETA claims the principal video showing the elephant being beaten risen up out of a restoration camp; however the mahout was suspended, the maltreatment went on under the new mahout, he guaranteed. Its most recent video shows a man raising a ruckus around town with a stick even as she shouts in torment.

PETA claimed that Joymala’s new mahout utilizes pincers and ankuses to drive her to comply and that she is kept tied for upto 16 hours per day, alone in a shed.

On 27 July, PETA India’s veterinary review of elephant Joymala (Jeymalyatha) uncovered the mahout utilized pincers to agonizingly turn her skin for control even before investigators,” PETA said.

Bodies of evidence have been recorded against the mahout, yet PETA encouraged specialists to send her to a safe-haven “so she can get care and live liberated from torment”.

Answering Tamil Nadu government’s video, PETA said, “The pool found in the news seems to have been made as of late only for advertising and was neither finished nor utilized during review despite the fact that she has been with the sanctuary starting around 2008.”

The Assam government as of late started moves toward take Joymala back. A few big names likewise took up the reason.

Entertainer Madhuri Dixit called for Joymala to be shipped off a salvage place in her tweet labeling Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.


The Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, which directs sanctuary elephants, has shared recordings of additional elephants.