more-inTHRISSUR: With instances of elephant torture and accidents caused by unruly elephants on the rise, the State government had amended the Kerala Elephants (Management and Maintenance) Rules, 2012 governing captive elephant management. However, animal lovers contend that these rules are observed more in their breach. Organisers should ensure sufficient supply of food and water for the jumbos. A monitoring committee led by the Collector concerned should be held every month during festival season to ensure prevention of torture of elephants. It should ensure that sufficient area is available in case more than 15 elephants are being paraded.