In Kharkiv noticed on the street walking elephant. Video in Facebook has published a resource “KHS Kharkiv”.
The animal calmly walking in the area of the state circus and kindergarten No. 253.
Under the video there were comments of residents who felt sorry for the elephant and believed that his the circus were poorly fed, so it was released in search of food.
Later it became known that the 44-year-old elephant is not lost, but arrived in Kharkiv on tour from Belarus. This weekend the circus was just opened the season, which involved an elephant teach. Its owner, Christian, says that he — the trainer already in the 5th generation, and Thich takes with him everywhere.
According to the Director of the Kharkov circus Alexei Janickova, Thich walked no one. Although he recognizes — the animal was not on a leash. Was the daily crossing from Belarus, lenovos arrived at the circus, it was already late in the evening and in the morning the elephant was released to play in the courtyard
In the courtyard adjacent to the children’s garden, elephant Thich walked for 4 hours.
Recall, 15 September in many cities of Ukraine held a rally in defense of animals. Animal rights activists took to the streets in Kiev, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Zaporozhye and other cities and regional centers with demands to stop the operation of circuses, where the animals are. Some marchers were also proposed to abandon animal products.
A few days ago, the District administrative court of Odessa has banned the use of animals in the urban circus. This is the first such decision in Ukraine.