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URGENT! FREE SUNDER THE ELEPHANT FROM LIVING HELL! / Help Abused Young Elephant Gain Freedom | Take Action | PETAIndia.Com - 1

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- 2145 days ago -
For six years Sunder has been locked in chains at the Jyotiba Temple in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. The young elephant is denied adequate water & food, kept in spiked chains & suffers open wounds from repeated beatings from his handler. ACTION!

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David C (129)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:01 pm
signed. thanks.

Agnes W (141)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:10 pm

. (1)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:12 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Michelle.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:21 pm
I proudly signed for Sunder. I hope it helps. Looks like we need more signatures on board.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:24 pm
Signed and noted.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:25 pm
Noted and signed, thank you Michelle

Ana F (25)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:26 pm

Liz AWAY G (72)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:33 pm
Noted,signed with comment to help beautiful SUNDER go to a sanctuary to know freedom,compassion and love.WHY keep SUNDER only to abuse him.WHY!!!!!!! How wicked these people are to treat these majestic animals in such a cruel way,sickening,thank you sir Paul McCartney for speaking up for SUNDER,praying that he will be freed from such an aweful life,if thats what you can call it! Thank you Michelle,missed you.Liz Xx

Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:33 pm
Signed, thanks.

Jan Garen (86)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:36 pm
Signed - this abuse is beyond belief.

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:40 pm
noted signed and shared thanks Michelle i have a soft spot for theses gentle giants and Sunders story pisses me off and breaks my heart! Id LOVE to get my hands on his mahoot id "train" him real well!!!

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:45 pm

Amanda A (201)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:46 pm
Signed and forwarded! Thank you!

Russell R (87)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:57 pm
Action Taken!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:58 pm

Barb K (1688)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:10 pm
This goes WAY BEYOND "CRUEL!!" Signed and prayerfully noted. Thnx Michelle.

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:13 pm
signed, noted and forwarded

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:24 pm
signed .Thanks for the forward, Michelle

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:24 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Michelle!

Jim P (3257)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:37 pm
Petition signed.

There is no excuse for the poor treatment of this Elephant. No Excuse!

Ty, Michelle.

Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:46 pm
Signed. Thanks Michelle

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:47 pm
Signed and noted.

MmAway M (506)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:50 pm
Thank you Michelle ~ When will all of this abuse and poaching go away...Elephants have been under Threat WAY TO LONG! Free Sunder!!!!


MmAway M (506)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:52 pm
Just signed Hun "Thank you for Speaking up for Sunder"

Terry V (30)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:00 pm

MmAway M (506)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:01 pm
You All Are the Best! Stars to all of you that I could for helping to make your VOICE HEARD FOR SUNDER!

Sadly, now my laptop needs to cool down....

Tomoko Harris (83)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:05 pm
Noted and signed in anger!

Kimberly J (46)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:19 pm
When are humans going to start treating animals the way God intended us to? This poor elephant needs to be released & his handler needs to be put in prison for abusing him. I thought the people of India respected all life, not just human life. I guess I was wrong. Thank you to Paul McCartney for speaking up for Sunder & bringing his plight to our attention. I pray that he will be released soon.

Vallee R (280)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:23 pm
Noted, signed and posted in groups.

Vicky P (476)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:29 pm
Signed and noted

Nicole W (646)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:38 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:41 pm
Signed , thanks !!

Kim O (396)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:43 pm
Noted and already signed! Thanks tons, Michelle!! You rock!

Joe R (190)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:02 pm
Signed and noted.

Regina P (67)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:04 pm
Already signed. Thanks

Jene B (8)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:24 pm

Laurie H (817)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:24 pm
Signed and Thanks Caroline so much for this~~~~ Hope this gentle giant can have a better life very soon at a fantastic sanctuary---very hopeful for him.~~~ Also a HUGE THANKS to Sir Paul McCartney~~~~

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:25 pm prayers and positive thoughts go out to those involved in Sundar's captive so they will soon be enlighted of her plea to be free. Thank you Sir Paul MaCarthy and PETA.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:26 pm
Signed. Hopefully this will make a difference.

Laurie H (817)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:26 pm
Thanks Michelle---signed and hopeful~~~`

Patrizia S (315)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:31 pm

Robert B (60)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 6:31 pm
To all the abusers of animals, I have only one word: KARMA!!!

Diane T (293)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 6:33 pm
It is untenable to treat animals in this manner, especially since the elephant is represented in the ancient Indian pantheon as Ganesh, a loving and gentle God.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:04 pm

bev g (128)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:11 pm

Mary Marchetti (4)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:12 pm
Heartbreaking! I could only read part of it. Petition signed. Thank you for letting us know.

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:35 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Michelle...

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:36 pm
Signed for Sunder with Huge Hope.
Rober B. said it very well.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:47 pm
Noted & signed several times. I pray for this sweet elephant to be released!

Jane H (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:48 pm
How awful , why do they keep him just to be cruel.... hideous

Sue McGuey (106)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:48 pm
Noted & signed!~ Posted to Facebook!~

Constance F (418)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:55 pm
Thank you for posting ~ signed !
Thank You for Speaking Up for Sunder

Sime Validzic (244)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:03 pm
Action taken with slight but insignificant changes to text.

IE Ries (237)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:11 pm





Valerie H (133)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:22 pm
Thank you, signed

Marie W (67)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:36 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:39 pm

Janet N (11)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:45 pm

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:26 pm
Noted, signed, tweeted, and shared. Just one more example of wanton cruelty.

samantha l (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:00 pm

Jerry B (128)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:01 pm
Signed and Noted, how cruel..thanks Michelle!

Esther Z (94)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:34 pm
Noted and signed.

. (0)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:24 pm
No comment I want to make would be printable here

Joy W (103)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:25 pm
Noted and signed.

Michael Carney (217)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:37 pm
Noted, and signed...Thanks Michelle... :)

Michael Carney (217)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:40 pm
I forgot to add, I just don't understand why so called Human Beings are so cruel...

kathy P (483)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:48 pm
Signed and Noted. God Bless Sunder. There is no reason for this cruelty.
Please free Sunder so he can live his days in happiness, he does not deserve this hell.
Thank you Michelle.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:54 pm
signed shared on fb, twitters & myspace

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:05 am
Noted and signed - this poor poor animal, abused at the hands of people who should be caring for him and setting him free. They should be beaten to death.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:15 am
Noted and signed!

P A (117)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:17 am
N & S - thanks Michelle - how an anyone treat an animal this way? (Painting the spiked chain pink was a surreal touch!).

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:55 am
Petition signed with hope.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:00 am
Signed & Noted

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:01 am
noted + signed

Shirley S (187)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:02 am
Noted & signed TY

Lesley Webb (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:03 am

Gabriela C (105)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:20 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Michelle!

Ancil S (175)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:31 am
Petition signed!

Jane Parker (70)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:36 am
Bruce and Wendy Forster signed.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:50 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Monday August 6, 2012, 2:08 am
Gladly done.
Thank you, Michelle!

Wendye Kolles (58)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:36 am
God bless you Sunder! My prayers that you are able to enjoy a long, healthy and safe life in an environment that is perfect for you. You are a creation of God and you have a right to be treated with love, care and respect. xo xo xo xo xo xo

Danuta W (1250)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:49 am

Anneke A (279)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:18 am
action taken before!

Mandy H (32)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:56 am
Noted and signed.

Yvonne F (181)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:38 am
Poor Sunder! All this animal abuse makes me stop beliving in humanity! Thank you all here on for making me belive there are still some hope! Thanks Michelle for yet a great post!!

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:22 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.

SANDRA R (144)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:36 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Michelle.

Ruth C (87)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:17 am

. (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:40 am
Thank you as ever, Michelle. Noted, signed and about to be forwarded.

Dawn F (3)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:48 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:52 am
Noted and signed.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:56 am
Signed and noted.

chris B (44)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:56 am
too sad, lousy bastards. I think we need to tie them up by their feet for a while.

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:08 am
noted and signed, thank you

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:09 am
Signed and Noted

Carol H (229)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:09 am
signed and noted, ty Michelle

Sandi C (98)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:07 am

. (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:08 am
n&s-This cruelty ends when people realize they are not better than animals-in fact, they can't even come close to their purity of spirit. Maybe then- we won't be signing all of these petitions and begging for these poor animals to be treated humanely. TY Michelle and everyone for the fwd's

. (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:38 am
Signed - ty u Michelle and Philip for fw

Anne W (11)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:43 am
This is heartbreaking. Something must be done for this poor elephant. I hope with all my heart that this petition makes a difference in his favour.

Elsie Au (259)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:44 am
Disgusting people! Of all places, Sunder is at TEMPLE. This is supposed to be the place that people have better moral.

Raiin Blue (72)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:46 am

Kerrie G (116)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:49 am
Signed and noted, thanks.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:59 am

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:02 am
Signed. Thanks.

Robyn M (123)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:03 am

susan Thornton (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 11:07 am
I have signed and hope poor Sunder is soon rescued and all other poor animals we are all trying desperately to save.

Karen B (8)
Monday August 6, 2012, 11:09 am
" Horrific " treatment. Noted and Signed

Jabi Yeonnmin (164)
Monday August 6, 2012, 11:55 am
signed and noted

Amy E (66)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:13 pm

Ellen m (215)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:28 pm
Signed, and overjoyed to see the response here !

Why is it that even temples, so called religious vestibules, are not immune to cruelty?
This situation, as well as the Temple Tigers of Bangkok and elsewhere, leave a horrible taste in my mouth...
even for Buddhism, which is supposed to have a higher respect for all living things, something i thought was highly strived for..*sigh

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:33 pm
Noted & Signed.

Jane H (139)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:15 pm
noted and signed

Bartlomiej T (296)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:26 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:03 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:04 pm

Erika M (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 5:07 pm

Cher C (1429)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:06 pm

already signed! thnx hun!


Cher C (1429)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:15 pm

still trying to note! Huge care2 lag!!!


Christine Stewart (134)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:28 pm
This is so hypocritical to keep an elephant in a temple, yet treat him so terribly. Signed and noted.

Laurie S (73)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:01 pm
Thank You for Speaking Up for Sunder

Bianca D (87)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:08 pm
Thanks for the opportunity to help this poor elephant Michelle! Signed and noted.

samantha M (14)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:51 pm

leslie c (18)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:34 am
All actions taken. Thanks guys for the post.

Jana Repova (65)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:54 am
Signed. Thank you.

Janice G (55)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:14 am
Signed with dismay at such cruelty

Maria S (95)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:51 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Michelle.

Trudy Killa (125)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 7:26 am
Signed & noted. Hopefully, this will help Sunder. If not to be allowed to live in an elephant sanctuary, then atleast to be treated more humanely & treated with more dignity & respect allowing him more freedoms. At his age, he should be with other elephants

mary a (2)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 7:40 am
I am trying not to give up, and I won't, but it seems there are so many cases like this one. The trouble is, we sign and sign and sign petitions but rarely do we ever get the results of those signed. How about a lot of feedback and ongoning information through Care2 so we know how these issues are progressing or resolved.

Gudrun D (447)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 7:41 am
Signed - thank you Michelle.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 8:07 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 9:16 am
Noted and signed Michelle :-0 Thanx

Jennifer P (6)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 9:52 am
Noted and signed. Wishing Sunder the very best outcome!

Sara P (54)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 10:42 am
Signed, thanks Michelle!!!:)

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 2:02 pm

James Merit (144)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:40 pm
thank you

Julia R (296)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 4:20 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared! My prayers are with you dear Sunder. This is horrific cruelty! These people who are responsible for this should be treated in the same manner that they're treating this elephant especially if they believe in karma. I hope that Paul McCarthy, PETA India and our signatures will finally free this poor elephant from such heinous abuse! Thanks Michelle for this post.

christine s (340)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:39 pm
Disgusting and disgraceful !!!!!

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 3:48 am
Just come back from UK


Lori K (56)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:55 am
Poor Sunder. This needs to be stopped immediately.

Edith B (146)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:10 pm
Signed and shared on Facebook.

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:39 pm

David N (19)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 2:32 am

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 3:12 pm
I wrote to 'people for ethical treatment of animals' asking them to bring ethical treatment of all life into reality 2012 with the OUTER SPACE SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT TREATY, which puts a lid on warring mentality, by replacing the war industry with WORLD PEACE and new space age industries. Please participate and forward

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday August 10, 2012, 4:10 pm
noted and signed thnx

Michael Holland (10)
Friday August 10, 2012, 4:24 pm
Signed and noted. I sincerely hope Sunder is freed from this abuse soon.

Michele Mercer (16)
Friday August 10, 2012, 4:41 pm
signed & shared

Erin Walden (16)
Friday August 10, 2012, 5:00 pm
Signed, thank you for bringing this to my attention.

ei Feldman (6)
Friday August 10, 2012, 5:08 pm
signed with great concern for all elephants and all animals tortured by us human animals. thank you.

Ruth McD (843)
Friday August 10, 2012, 5:24 pm
N & S. Thanks Michelle

Tina Mia P (141)
Friday August 10, 2012, 6:03 pm
Action taken!

Diane B (30)
Friday August 10, 2012, 7:09 pm
Signed, hoping freedom comes swiftly for Sunder and that someone euthanizes the handler.

Kit H (173)
Friday August 10, 2012, 7:36 pm

Holly S (36)
Friday August 10, 2012, 8:15 pm

Stuart Thomas (497)
Friday August 10, 2012, 9:50 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thank you Michelle for posting this information.

S M (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 3:19 am
Here is another to sign to help India's elephants - Tell Ministries to Use Elephant-Saving Speed Guns!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:45 am
Signed and noted Michelle, thanks for posting.

Sheri D (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:50 am
Signed. Hope this works!

janet f (29)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 7:52 am
signed. Elephants really get screwed by humans.

Shaheen N (64)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 10:55 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Michelle!

Fay F (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 1:08 pm

DORIS L (61)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 5:54 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 6:22 pm
Hi again Michelle, thanks for all the work you are doing not only promoting your own stories and posts on animals, including Sunder, but also others articles/posts. Cant green star you again! Sending a hug instead...(HUG)

Linda Jarsky (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 10:11 pm
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi..."

desanka s (416)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 11:30 pm
"Thank You for Speaking Up for Sunder"

Big thank you Michelle! ♥

Amir Amir Sardashty (17)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 9:54 am
signed, noted and shared
It is dedicated activists like you Michelle and evryone else who cares, that make these campaigns successful for the animals.
I appreciated it, so do the animals

P. L. Neola (21)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 1:21 pm

Dianne D (490)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 8:13 pm

Luis Miguel J (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 4:28 am
signed and shared

Sergio P (65)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:29 pm
Signed and shared

Richelle Rausch (43)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 10:16 pm
When are humans going to learn to respect other animals?

Geeta Gopaul (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 9:42 am
Signed . Hope that Sunder will be free as soon as possible and get all the love, freedom and happiness that have been deprieved from him all these years.

Juliette Claparede (42)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:00 pm
Noted and signed !

desanka s (416)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:56 pm
I love happy endings...

Written by Jeff Mackey 08-22-2012

We have exciting news about Sunder, an abused baby elephant who has captured the hearts of people worldwide, including Paul McCartney. Thanks to the ceaseless work of PETA India and PETA-supported Animal Rahat, Indian officials today issued an order that Sunder—who is covered with wounds from beatings and whose eye was injured with a bullhook—is to be taken from the temple where he has been held captive in spiked chains and placed in the custody of the forestry department.
Sunder will be transferred to a forest camp, and from there, hopefully he can be moved to a sanctuary. Thanks to everyone who responded to PETA's action alert urging the forest minister to take action! PETA India's chief veterinarian, Dr. Manilal Valliyate, and PETA India's staff on the ground there won't stop pushing until Sunder is with a herd and free from abuse!

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 8:52 pm
sorry I'm late...good news

bev g (128)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 6:04 pm
i signed Oh im so glad he free.

Barry Kybird (0)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 2:16 am
In spite of a ministerial order to release Sunder, influential temple people are refusing to let the elephant to go to a sanctuary. This is awful news. If anyones able to contact Paul McCartney & Pamela Anderson, tell them of Sunders situation, maybe they can exert pressure to release him, or even buy his release from these cruel people that keep him in spiked chains and beat him with bull hoks

Past Member (0)
Monday October 29, 2012, 8:47 am
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