aff Reporter

Thrissur: The Elephant Lovers' Association has demanded stern action against persons who had reportedly brought elephants to Olari, near here, from Orissa without obtaining the permission of the Chief Wildlife Warden.

In a memorandum submitted to the Forest Secretary, the association pointed out the Union Forest and Wildlife Ministry had notified in February 2003 that elephants should not be brought to Kerala from any other State in the country..

On December 16, 2005, a Division Bench of the High Court had ruled against elephants being transported to Kerala from other States, the memorandum said.