Headlines in traditionally conservative tabloids cried foul, saying that PETA believed the name Wool promoted animal cruelty when it was actually linked to water, and quoting residents who ridiculed the suggested name change.
Hundreds of elephants used in Asia's tourism industry are kept in "severely cruel" conditions, animal welfare group World Animal Protection said. Almost 80 percent of about 3,000 elephants at tourist venues endure poor living conditions and diets.
The puppy, who was taken to the CGS Pet Hospital in Gurugram by the owner's wife, Dora and neighbour, Kumar, has suffered a fracture in its right foreleg which will be operated upon soon. The wife has confessed of the offence in writing.