Penn State Controversy: Animal Rights Activists Unhappy with Hindu Festival Celebration with an Elephant

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

A live elephant at Penn State University for a Hindu festival got the animal rights activists riled up, apparently:

As part of the festivities, an elephant was brought to campus as the animal “play[s] an important role in Hindu religious ceremonies,” according to Universal Society of Hinduism President Rajan Zed.

However, the elephant’s appearance did not please at least a couple of PSU undergrads.

According to the Daily Collegian, students Kevin Cali and Andreas Haggiandreou started a petition on to implore Penn State President Eric Barron to “cease all live animal performances” on campus.