At long last, Delhi's working elephants are getting off the streets.
After prolonged backlash, the Indian government decided to stop issuing new licenses to Delhi's elephant keepers, reports Australia's ABC News.
The elephants, who have been used as props at weddings, fairs and other ceremonies for decades, are chained for almost the entire day, according to animal advocacy group Wildlife SOS. There are reportedly some 40 elephants working in the city without licenses at the moment. These elephants are forced to work long hours and can develop foot sores and other health issues from spending so much time on the unforgiving streets, according to the advocacy group.