Tusks of the workers' struggle
July 28, 2003 7:28 AM   Subscribe

Every worker is entitled to a pension.
Kerala elephants working for the local government will enjoy a number of work benefits according to the Indian state's decision on a set of rules for their upkeeping. West Bengal seems to have taken similar measures some years ago.
posted by talos (4 comments total)
Good for them.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:33 AM on July 28, 2003

nice to see that elephants in the third world are treated better than a lot of people in the USA.
posted by trbrts at 7:41 AM on July 28, 2003

Seems only fair. My favorite part of the article, though, is this:

The move comes as elephants in the Indian capital Delhi are being fitted with reflective badges in an attempt to prevent road accidents involving them.

"The butt-reflector, roped to the howdah (seat), costs just 100 rupees ($2) and is the simplest way to protect them," explained Aniruddha Mookerjee, Wildlife Trust of India programme director.

It's not every day that I have the pleasure of reading a BBC News article containing the word "butt-reflector".
posted by eyebeam at 10:25 AM on July 28, 2003

At first, I thought this said, "Every worker is entitled to a penguin." And I thought, how cool! Because who wouldn't want a free penguin?
posted by vraxoin at 10:33 AM on July 28, 2003

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