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The Monsters of Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya Temple

“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

The Buddha From the Dhammapada, Verse 270
all elephants must be free; they DO NOT belong to ANYONE

Elephant cries out in pain as he wails in agony he thrashes about the pool, while a sadist shouts and whips him.

These hypocrites claim to be Buddhists but Buddha would have never allowed nor approved of anything like this

Shocking footage has emerged which appears to show an elephant crying out in pain and being whipped at a Buddhist temple. The 15-year-old male elephant, who is called Myan Prince, is filmed lying helplessly on its side in a murky pool as his keeper beats him with sharp sticks. It appears they are trying to wash his legs, which they have chained to two trees surrounding the water. Outraged activists have posted several videos of Myan Prince in distress at the Bellanwila Temple, just south of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.

Myan Prince was blamed by the Sri Lankan press for killing an elderly monk at the temple in February 2018 and it is suspected the temple is abusing him in retaliation; initial reports said he pushed 77-year-old Wimalarathana Thero to the ground during his breakfast feed in the morning. But the temple denied the attack happened, saying the senior monk fell and suffered a heart attack, the Sri Lankan Sunday Observer reported at the time. Maneesha Arachchige, an activist from Rally for Animal Rights and Environment [RARE], said she fears for the elephant’s life after visiting the temple yesterday. She says ‘We are very concerned for the welfare of Myan Prince.

‘He seems to be being beaten on a regular basis and the temple seems unconcerned. ‘If action is not taken quickly we fear for the safety of those around the elephant as well as Myan Prince’s safety and wellbeing.’ A petition calling on the temple to release the elephant to a sanctuary has now been backed by more than 120,000 people. Elephants are considered sacred animals in Sri Lanka and if so sacred why are they so cruel to them? Many of the elephants become pets at Buddhist temples, which use them in annual pageants.

The root cause for elephants suffering in Sri Lanka are Buddhist parades called peraheras. These parades use dozens of elephants at a time, dressing them up in colorful costumes and forcing them to march for miles night after night. ‘Cruelty and Torture is part of the captive elephant industry in Sri Lanka. If there were no Peraheras then there will be no demand for captive elephants in Sri Lanka. ‘If we want to see an end to the tears cries and pain suffered by captive elephants then we have to implement bans on using captive elephants in Peraheras. (Peraheras = a delusional ceremony where animal abusers worship a tooth supposedly from Buddha. Worshiping a tooth of a man who was against all forms of animal abuse.)

Sadist employed by the temple

A monk from the temple says that the elephants are tied to a tree for two weeks as part of a Buddhist ritual. Catching wild elephants is illegal in Sri Lanka, but it’s suspected many elephants that end up in Buddhist temples are stolen by poachers who kill their mothers.

Please email the Temple Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya in Sri Lanka and tell them that the rest of the world intelligently know that all elephants belong in the wild with their family wimalaratanab@bellanwila.org and that they are a disgrace to all that is ethical. They will respond with an excuse but that is all it is.

Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya Bellanwila, Boralesgamuwa 10290, Sri Lanka
Telephone +94 112 738 361 Fax +94 112 715 892
E-mail wimalaratanab@bellanwila.org


When you go on vacation and want to ride an elephant please know this is what is going while you are enjoying the sights on the painful spine of a tortured elephant:

ALL ELEPHANTS IN CAPTIVITY IN ANY CAPACITY WENT THROUGH PHAJAAN (which means to break an elephants spirit)

#PHAJAAN
BREAKING A BABY ELEPHANTS SPIRIT SO GREEDY PEOPLE CAN PROFIT FROM THEM


Tikiiri

In another atrocity these savages have animal abusing parades; in the most recent one, the Sri Lanka animal abusers, who are obviously void of any and all empathy, take an emaciated, sick and weak 70-year-old elephant named Tikiiri who has live as a slave for her entire life and forced her to walk in shackles in this stupid parade for hours every night for 10 nights. To hide her emaciation they put a ridiculous costume on her and a degrading mask over her face and forced her to walk while crowds are shouting, shooting off fireworks and the sadist riding on her back is poking her with the pointed bullhook in the back of the neck. She died a few weeks after this ridiculous ceremony.


the source of the following by Cat Trudell www.thecultureist.com

  1. Elephants in the tourism industry are abused
    A wild elephant doesn’t naturally allow a human to climb atop its back and trek through the jungle, for hours, every day of the week. It has to be tamed into submission. In Southeast Asia, the process of taming an elephant includes torture and breaking its spirit. The ancient tradition is called Phajaan, meaning “the crush.” Poachers take the wild baby elephant away from its mother, sometimes killing the protective elephants around the calf. The handlers tie, cage, starve and beat the animal with tools like a metal bullhook until it learns to fear and obey humans.

“Tourists may think activities like riding an elephant do no harm,” Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach, the senior wildlife and veterinary adviser at London-based charity World Animal Protectiontold The Dodo in 2015. “But the brutal truth is that breaking these animals’ spirits to the point that they allow humans to interact with them involves cruelty at every turn.” Schmidt-Burbach pointed out that Phajaan is a widespread method.

There are many graphic videos to prove it, like this one by Animal Activist Alliance Thailand.

  1.   Giving rides can damage elephants’ spines

An elephant’s spine is not built to support the weight of a human being. Elephants that carry tourists on their backs for hours every day experience discomfort and can suffer from permanent spinal damage. There is also the added element of the Howdah: the seat that the human sits in atop the elephant. The seat causes irritation against the elephant’s skin and can lead to infection.

  1.    Elephants are social, intelligent creatures

Elephants are very similar to humans. They have family and friends and feel deep emotions. According to Elephant Voices, “elephants are well-known for their intelligence, close family ties, and social complexity, and they remember for years other individuals and places.” Not only do elephants remember and feel the pain of torture deeply enough to suffer from post-traumatic stress, but when elephants are brought on trekking camps, they have been ripped away from their herd and forced to live in loneliness.

“Just as we consider solitary confinement as punishment for humans, we should also be thinking that way about elephants,” said Stanford professor Caitlin O’Connell in an interview with National Geographic in 2016. “It is not healthy to house elephants by themselves.”

  1.    Asian elephants are endangered

The Asian elephant is on the Red List of Threatened Species. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the population declined more than 50 percent over the last 60 to 75 years. Asian elephants that work in the tourism industry sometimes die from hunger, dehydration, and exhaustion. Like captive elephant Sambo, who died in Cambodia earlier this year from a heart attack while giving tourists a ride in 104 degrees Fahrenheit heat.

Horrific Tiger Temple Exposed and Shut Down

Wildlife authorities in Kanchanaburi province Thailand discovered 40 dead tiger cubs in a freezer during a raid on the Buddhist Tiger Temple where 137 tigers were kept.

Wildlife Authorities Raid Thailand's Controversial "Tiger Temple"

The infamous facility is being investigated for wildlife trafficking following accusations the monks were illegally breeding and trafficking endangered animals. Officials corralled and captured more than 130 surviving adult tigers at the tourist destination west of Bangkok. A Temple official denies having a breeding program and that the tigers mate naturally.  The Wildlife Conservation Office said that the tigers were being mistreated, and have begun taking control of them from the Buddhist monks who run the center.

After the 10 year investigation by Cee4life resulting in the scathing report, cee4life.org/tiger-temple-report  Cee4life’s Sybelle Foxcroft presented DNP with a 2nd report, currently not released in public.  The DNP are now removing all tigers from Tiger Temple. .

Dead tiger cubs are displayed by Thai officials after they were found in a raid on the controversial Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi

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Officers with Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation observe the carcasses of 40 tiger cubs and a binturong (also known as a bearcat) found at the “Tiger Temple” on Wednesday.

As usual, follow the money, the criminal “Buddhist Monks” at the Tiger Temple in exploited the tigers by keeping them drugged, hitting them in the head with rocks, spraying urine in their faces;  then charged tourists admission to pose for photos with the tigers. They also secretly bred tigers, and killed them to sell their body parts on the black market to people who ignorantly believe that dead tiger body parts have magical powers and other disturbing individuals, who never give a second thought to purchasing the skin,  the teeth and bones of the murdered tiger made into trinkets.

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KANCHANABURI, THAILAND – JUNE 01: Thai DNP veterinarian officers tend to a sedated tiger at the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Tiger Temple

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Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand also said a dead bear and a binturong, a type of bearcat, were found.  The Tiger Temple’s representative, Supitpong Pakdjarung, denied any wrongdoing  and said that the cubs were kept in the freezer to prove they weren’t sold  baby tigers had been sold to illegal farms in Laos. 536245224thailand-tigers

For more information on the Tiger Temple and its history please check out the book Behind the cloak of Buddha and expose by Sybell Foxcroft who it the most knowledgeable on this house of horrors. www.amazon.com/Behind-Cloak-Buddha-animal-endurance/dp/1442102020

Also support these tigers and those who fight for their survival  cee4life.org

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