19 Dec '11, 12am

Elephant Accident Gets 1.3 Million Rupees

Elephant Accident Gets 1.3 Million Rupees

A 27-year-old elephant named Gangadharan was hit by a bus in India years ago, but the case was just finalized recently. The Supreme Court awarded the temple that owned the elephant 1.3 million rupees , because they said animals are eligible for compensation for damages sustained in road accidents just as humans are. “The definition of property in the Motor Vehicles Act is very wide and is inclusive. Although it does not specifically mention animals, since it is inclusive, animals also should be included,” explained one of the Supreme Court Justices. (Source: TheHindu.com ) The amount of the financial compensation was determined by first considering the monthly income created by the elephant for the temple. According to Coinmill.com 1.3 million rupees is $24,616.58 U.S. dollars. Recognizing the right of animals to be compensated for damage or death from road accidents could...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/elephant-accident-gets-1...

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