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'Clueless': Campbell's elephant plan angers PETA

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Naomi Campbell ... planning an elephant polo match.

Naomi Campbell ... planning an elephant polo match. Photo: AFP

Bosses at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have taken aim at Naomi Campbell over reports she's planning an elephant polo match in India to celebrate her boyfriend's 50th birthday.

Campbell and her Russian billionaire partner Vladimir Doronin are planning to mark the milestone next week with a lavish bash attended by family and friends.

Guests are reportedly due to take part in several adventure sports, including an elephant polo tournament - but the party plans have angered PETA chiefs.

Spokeswoman Benazir Suraya has branded the star "clueless."

Suraya adds: "Constantly kept in chains, elephants used for polo are driven insane and exhibit signs of immense frustration, including repetitive swaying, rocking and head-bobbing. The chains also result in painful wounds and pressure sores, which often become infected."

PETA has told Britain's Daily Telegraph that they want to see the model and her boyfriend rethink their plans.

"We will urge Naomi Campbell to immediately withdraw her plans to organise this cruel 'sport' and instead work with PETA to promote elephant protection in the country," Suraya has told the British newspaper.

"PETA will also meet officials at Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and the Wildlife Department to (urge them to) refrain from issuing any permission to allow this event."

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