Published: Sunday 31 January 1999

The SC has stayed the export of three lions and three elephants by the zoo in Mumbai to the Yokohama zoo in Japan. The orders were given in response to a special leave petition (SLP) filed by Ahimsa, a non-governmental organisation which fights against cruelty to animals. Ahimsa had earlier filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court, which was rejected by a division bench of the court.

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