That street animals in Dhaka live in appalling conditions is no secret. Everyday, as I make my way home, I find animals that have been beaten up, that are limping or rummaging through the garbage for their daily meal. But I was doubly appalled to come across the use of animals for a show, to create a statement. During the ruling party's Victory Rally last Saturday, I came across an image of some AL supporters using elephants for the rally. The elephant was tied with ropes and had to navigate the suffocating Dhaka crowds. It felt truly upsetting to see this majestic beast of the jungle being used for such petty purposes. That too, when around the world this species is under so many threats.
An animal lover