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OUTRAGE! Sunder The Elephant Still To Find A Safe Home - Mumbai - DNA

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Manilal Valliyate, veterinary director of PETA, said "Despite two orders from central and state authorities, the local forest department has not initiated any action even after a year. Sunder is still in that dark shed being abused by his abusive mahout."

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Michelle S (462)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:08 am
In August of 2012, high officials in India ordered the people at the Jyotiba Temple in Kolhapur to send an abused elephant by the name of Sunder to a wildlife sanctuary. Despite their agreeing to do so, the elephant somehow ended up in an old, dark shed in Warananagar.

Undercover PETA investigators say that the 14-year-old animal is still chained by two legs and that it is severely malnourished. What's more, they argue that its new caretakers beat it on a regular basis.

The investigators have managed to film some of the people in charge of looking after Sunder as they abuse the animal, and one has to admit that PETA is right when it says that the animal is anything but well taken care of.

According to PETA:

“Sunder's body shows visible signs of severe abuse. Photos from August 2013 show how Sunder is forced to stand on concrete all day and denied exercise, which is essential to his mental and physical well-being,” PETA writes on its official website.

“In fact, his current living conditions are so poor that they could predispose him to foot and joint diseases, which could eventually kill him. He's also small for an elephant of his age and underweight as a result of years of inadequate nutrition,” the organization adds.

After learning about the horrible conditions in which Sunder is forced to live, PETA filed a petition with the High Court of Mombay. The organization is asking that Indian high officials stick to their promise and see to it that the elephant is sent to a sanctuary.

PETA also urges ordinary folks who care about Sunder to sign an online petition asking that the elephant be transferred to a Wildlife SOS sanctuary in Mathura without delay.

desanka s (416)
Thursday December 19, 2013, 1:23 am
Free Sunder the Elephant!

"SUCCESS! Thanks to the concerns of animal activists and an order from India's state forest minister, dear Sunder will be moved to a rescue and wildlife rehabilitation center near Bangalore. Thank you for your help in freeing this precious elephant."

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