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Barb K (1687)
Monday July 7, 2014, 10:30 am
WOW! Raju may you be the happiest elephant at your new home! Thank you so much for posting, Christeen! You have made not only my day, but MANY days to come! God Bless SOS!!

Charmaine Shannon (37)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:06 am
When it takes " 50 " Years to FREE an Animal from Neglect and Constant Abuse there is DEFINITELY Something WRONG with the LAWS and Our System !!!!!! SO VERY SAD !!!!
Raju may you have the "BEST LIFE" ever now that you have been RESCUED !!!! Thank-You to ALL that "HELPED" to give him a Chance at a CRUEL FREE Happy and Loving Life that he has NEVER KNOWN and that he SO DESERVED !!!! PRAYERS and BLESSINGS to RAJU and "ALL" the Team of RESCUERS !!!!

. (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:06 am
wow this poor elley. this is a wonderful that happened to him being rescued like that. may he have many more years of freedom

Gene J (290)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:09 am
Wonderful story. What a horror we humans make of life for so many creatures including other humans. I hope he has many glorious years of freedom left. I'm so sorry he had to endure so much for so long.

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:26 am
Thank you Christeen for this story with long waited happy end
& I agree with Charmaine

divergent revolution (309)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:31 am
To not be traumatised after 50 years of imprisonment would be insane, thank goodness that's not the case...a more than long deserved justice.
Thanks Christeen

Cindy Miars (101)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:32 am
Absolutely disgusting how mankind can be so evil. What was done to Raju is shameful & I just can not understand how someone is willing to make money by causing pain to an animal. Karma will deal with all of Raju's previous owners.
A big thank you to all involved in this miraculous rescue and those that will help Raju rehabilitate. Raju deserves a long, happy, and free life.
Thank you Christeen for posting this wonderful story.

Caroline S (78)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:59 am
??? 50 years in chains 24 hours a day....Intolerable }:*-(

A big thank you to all the rescuers.

Catrin S (50)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:03 pm
Thanks to the rescuers !

Past Member (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:35 pm
THE RESCUE IS WONDERFUL! I do hope that his former Mahout is really reformed, Keep an eye on him. Ghandi would cry at how little his country has grown in compassion to animals.

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
I just watched this video on Care2 Christeen. I am sooooo glad Raju can have finally some joy in his life. Thanks.

Iveta cer (41)
Monday July 7, 2014, 4:32 pm
Poor Raju I am glad he is finally free ! Thanks

S J (130)
Monday July 7, 2014, 5:29 pm
so glad to hear that, thanks Christeen

Betty K Site Issues (304)
Monday July 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
Such a happy ending finally.

Marie W (67)
Monday July 7, 2014, 10:45 pm
Wish mahout could have been chained forever.

Gail Ring (89)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 2:22 am
awesome so good to hear

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 6:13 am
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitt, g+, in, thx

Robert O (12)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 9:06 am
I'm glad Raju has his freedom. Great story! Thanks Christeen.

. (0)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 9:11 am
I love a happy ending...

deb s (145)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 9:30 am
I am amazed this elephant lasted so long thru such an ordeal omg what endurance to just want to live no wonder the tears and they say we need not think animals so dam important nor try to fight for their rights and welfare go to hell these stories prove and show just how dam amazing animals are that man has to do this treatment to an animal this long who is the one who needed to be in chains! One day mankind who is not kind will be off far worse if actions continue I fight and rally support and advocate for all animals to be free and free from abuse from man

Niharika M (34)
Friday July 11, 2014, 5:49 am
Raju and many other wild elephants/animals like him need help in living a cruelty free life. No Amount is too big or too small, if you can, please donate here : FOr Raju :

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