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Sunder the Elephant VIOLENTLY Beaten Please Sign!


Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, abuse, AnimalWelfare, sadness, suffering, wildlife, animalrights, animals, crime )

Lisa sick
- 234 days ago - secure.peta.org
Undercover video footage just released by PETA India reveals a malnourished looking Sunder, chained by two legs, writhing in pain and struggling to stand as a mahout (handler) strikes him repeatedly with a wooden pole.



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kate k g (459)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:18 am
Noted and signed thank you Lisa
 

Billie Wills (37)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:22 am
N&S
 

stacey wallace (9)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:31 am
N&s sadly
 

Patricia Losch (261)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:57 am
That is so heartbreaking . Signed
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:04 pm
Signed and shared yesterday... Sick sick bastards!!! Thank you Lisa for posting.
 

Elisa F. (233)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:06 pm
N&S. Thank you, Lisa.
 

Ljiljana Milic (96)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:07 pm
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
Signed & Thank you Lisa
 

Ljiljana Milic (96)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:09 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Lisa because you have done so within the last day.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:12 pm
PETA petition signed.

Those people beating up Sunder should be taken away from any and all elephant handling.

Move Sunder to the shelter immediately.

ty, Lisa.
.
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:12 pm
no words
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:14 pm
Signed... OMG!! Why is no one helping .
What is PETA doing??
My browser is broken so i was able to sign and see photos but I didn't see that anything is being down.
What I saw is unbelievable barbaric as usual. This poor baby. Did it say anything at all was being done?/
From the comments i don't think so.

I don't think i can take more today. I am imagining being in that babies place and i am crying and crying. Sunder can't take that!!! ...................

I think I need to get offline now. I would like to go there and kill them. For real. What else and why not. This poor elephant needs help now. I need to get offline.
Thanks for posting.
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:15 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Lisa because you have done so within the last day.
 

chantal v. (324)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:20 pm
Signed for me and my husband, thank you for sharing dearest Lisa!This is so terrible!
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (213)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:23 pm
done
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:31 pm
I e-mailed PETA to inquire what is or can be done to ensure Sunder is freed from this torture and sent to a sanctuary. I will let you know if I get a response!
 

Ondine J. (131)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:34 pm
Noted and signed yesterday, thank you, a heart breaking clip.
 

Ruth L. (292)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed/noted. Thanks Lisa
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Friday December 6, 2013, 12:55 pm
signed shared and noted,ty
 

Terrie Williams (761)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:05 pm
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
S/S/N
 

Patricia Raven (445)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:06 pm
signed and noted
 

Roxy H. (340)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:07 pm
ugh, isnt sunder the same elephant that we all been trying to get moved for like, EVER? wtf is happening? and now torture. Just terrible, these poor souls. Humans are beyond words
 

KAREN G. (232)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:13 pm
SIGNED & NOTED THANKS LISA
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:17 pm
So signed, thanks for posting Lisa.
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (176)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:19 pm
signed, noted, will share, no words to add to these pictures
 

Mary T. (280)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:28 pm
OMG..horrible..thank you Lisa, signed & noted
 

Stardust Noel (56)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:31 pm
Signed & passed, makes me cry, I don't understand how people can do these things to our beautiful innocent animals.
 

Cynthia F. (137)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:46 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Lisa
 

Jo S. (481)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:46 pm
Noted, signed & shared with tears in my eyes!
Thanks Lisa.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday December 6, 2013, 1:52 pm
signed & noted, thanks Lisa
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:03 pm
N&S TY Lisa
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:04 pm
signed
 

AniMae Chi (393)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:29 pm
SIGNED
 

Thomas P. (468)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:40 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Lisa
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:45 pm
ty Lisa
 

Inge Bjorkman (131)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:52 pm
Signed

Love
 

isabelle f. (42)
Friday December 6, 2013, 2:56 pm
Signed !!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:03 pm
from email yesterday, thx.
 

Annemie O. (161)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:05 pm
N & S
 

Judy T. (214)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:13 pm
Signed. Thank you, Lisa!
 

Carmen C. (29)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:16 pm
N & S Thanks Lisa
 

Carol D. (104)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:32 pm
Evil bastards If PETA have undercover footage why arent they going in complaining now It could be dead the time it takes to get enough signatures on a petition This is another reason there should be worldwide laws concerning animals people should not be allowed to get away with this brutal treatment they should not be anywhere near animals

signed & Noted
 

Gabriela Baldaia (92)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:37 pm
Thank you, dear Lisa.
Signed and shared.
 

Irene Leggett (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:44 pm
What I would give just to have five minutes with that worthless, cruel 'keeper', I'd show HIM just how painful it is being continually beaten with a wooden pole is. The world thinks India cares about animals but its just another country that is filled with two-faced hypocrites, cruel and brutal low-life scum-bags.
 

Janis K. (94)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:48 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Darlene B. (297)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:52 pm
No reason for this kind of treatment to any of Mother Earth's inhabitants--what goes around comes around!
Noted and signed--bless all who care!
 

Michela m. (3813)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:55 pm

Obviously SIGNED & NOTED!!!

PEOPLE TREATING ANIMALS - OTHER CREATURES -
this way

DESERVE JUST THE SAME TREATMENT!!!!!!!
 

Mike H. (217)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:59 pm
Noted and signed
 

Antonella C. (84)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:03 pm
signed and tweeted
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (222)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:05 pm
S & N & S!
 

. (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:19 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Shana M. (60)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:20 pm
Signed and noted
 

Michelle R. (120)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:24 pm
I'm a very peaceful person, but right now, I really would like to have that wooden pole and that handlers address....
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Friday December 6, 2013, 4:53 pm
I'l love to beat the crap outta those sadistic trash. Signed-thx Lisa
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Friday December 6, 2013, 5:01 pm
This makes me so sick. I can feel that poor sweet animal's pain. This is uncalled for. I wished he would have just kicked the crap out of all of those beast. Signed and noted.
 

Patricia GG (107)
Friday December 6, 2013, 6:12 pm
OMG....another horrorfying crime. We got to have these thugs put away in a small cell until they know what animal protection rights & animal respect is all about....Signed to help Sunder get out of this situation and to put these guys away indefinitely..
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday December 6, 2013, 6:46 pm
I WONT watch the video because I will SNAP.
Im with Prima..I need to get off of here for awhile
I signed and left this comment as well:

"RELEASE HIM NOW!!! That bastard belongs IN JAIL NOW AS WELL!! If you have to stand there and watch him be released then do it!!! Or better yet, let animal advocates take care of it instead!!! It WILL BE DONE that way."

I dont want that kind of thing to happen to any creature but WHY doesnt it ever happen in front of me? I WILL wind up in jail but OH the sweet revenge.
WHATS WITH ALL THE AUTHORITIES doing NOTHING???? What about that elephant Lucy? We have been fighting for her release for YEARS and not a damn thing has been done. Damn USDA, like the FDA, IS WORTHLESS! If I was rich, it WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF.. ALL elephants would be safe and there would be alot of extra shark food..(not to catch the sharks either)
 

. (3)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:04 pm
Totally heartbreaking!! Noted and signed, thanks Lisa.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:08 pm
SICK, SICK, SICK,,,, SIGNED AND NOTED
 

Angela Marshall (14)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:21 pm
Signed and noted...let me at em, cruel monsters...prosecution followed by physical punishment is what these amoeba deserve!!!!
 

Pamela W. (75)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:31 pm
Noted !! Petition signed !! This is just so SICK it's hard to imagine why this poor creature wasn't placed in a sanctuary as was promised ......... are they taking their anger out on him, for being criticized ??? We need ACTION to get him out of there !!!

Please FLAG SPAMMER too ...... Lisa Carlson ..... Friday December 6, 2013, 5:32 pm
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:41 pm
I flagged spammer and I did e-mail PETA to ask about what us being done besides petition..
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:42 pm
*what is
 

Laurie H. (693)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:53 pm
Signed & Shared & terribly upset------i pray we can change this quickly!!!~ TY~~~~
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday December 6, 2013, 7:56 pm
This is not acceptable, this has been going on since at least August, we need to find a way to free Sunder!!
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:06 pm
I researched Sunder and found this article...
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08-25/mumbai/33384442_1_exercise-and-years-kolhapur-temple-captive-elephant
I don't know what to think, is Sunder free or still being held captive..note this article took place in August.
 

Rachael Clark (72)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:06 pm
Signed, definitely signed. This breaks my heart.
 

k n. (57)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:18 pm
noted and signed the pictures and the video make me cringe!
 

Joan M. (1091)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:20 pm
Noted & Signed. Why hasn't PETA India done something before now, they were ordered to hand over Sunder, why have they not followed up on this?. Thanks Lisa
 

Vivian B. (154)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:28 pm
I can't even watch the video. I know I will lose my cookies! I'm with Prima and the other folks. Why, if they can film it, can't they do something about it NOW! It makes no sense. They can do something quicker than MONTHS!
Thank you, Lisa, for the story. It is so hard to see this kind of stuff! It changes the way a person thinks when you see this kind of stuff. Makes me not believe in human beings anymore!
Thanks again, Lisa. I know this was hard to write!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:39 pm
Thanks for Helping Sunder!

I feel such despair for Sunder and all other animals that have the misfortune to be captured and enslaved by humans. :-((

Thanks Lisa for all the work you did/are doing on this to get to the bottom of the current situation.
 

Chris C. (147)
Friday December 6, 2013, 8:47 pm
My heart cries! S&N
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday December 6, 2013, 9:23 pm
S&N. Can't PETA buy or get Sunder removed? The mahoots should be tied down and beaten so they can't stand for a week.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday December 6, 2013, 10:13 pm
so signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:09 pm
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
 

Marie W. (64)
Friday December 6, 2013, 11:50 pm
S&N
 

(0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:22 am
Noted and signed
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:28 am
They thank me, so I did it :)
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:40 am
MY HEART BREAKS FOR THIS POOR ELEPHANT !!! :(
GLADLY SIGNED & SHARED ON FB.
 

Irene S. (59)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:23 am
Sadly signed.
And another spam to flag: @Mary Meyer!
 

d b (15)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:57 am
i would do the same to theses evil bastards monster s there is no need for this evil act i curse them
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:12 am
Monstrous.
 

ERIKA SOMLAI (230)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:30 am
yes d b i agree with you....signed + noted
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:02 am
noted
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:12 am
signed
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:16 am
reported the spam
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:18 am
DONE TY
 

(5)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:19 am
Notée, signée, partagée
 

Cheree M. (249)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:24 am
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:33 am
Signed.
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:42 am
THERE are many Sunder in India.INDIA IS HEAVEN FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:42 am
Stunned.S&N
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:42 am
THERE are many Sunder in India.INDIA IS HEAVEN FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS.
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:45 am
Every day monkeys are travelling with Madaris in Churchgate -Virar local train in Mumbai and Nobody is taking action against them.
ACORDING TO PETA INDIA--------India prohibits the use of monkeys, bears, tigers, panthers and lions in street performances. And all species of monkeys are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, which declares that all Indian wildlife is government property and also prohibits the capture and possession of monkeys. But because of a lack of enforcement, Madaris across India brazenly use monkeys to beg for money.
 

caroline s. (78)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:15 am
Absolument abominable. Insupportable
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:24 am
Appalling ! Signed and noted.
Thanks for sharing!
 

Pam B. (18)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:48 am
signed, utterly disgraceful and heartbreaking.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:50 am
Signed
 

Maria S. (102)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:07 am
Absolutely outragious! Sadly noted & signed. Thanks Lisa & Laetitia for the forward!
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
 

Kerstin Strobl (330)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:12 am
Signed
 

Alison A. (229)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:18 am
Signed and noted, thanks Lisa.
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:41 am
Lisa, I do Thank You of course. I did need to get offline and I was lucky to sign .
I saw the photos and everything sad and torturing but my browser was a mess and I could not read anything.

It did upset me and I felt such pain for this baby I did have to get offline but I certainly don't want you to think I don't feel you are helping.
I had to break.

I was not able to read anything.

Thank You Lisa for doing what you can!! I'm sure it was hard.It is hard...
 

Gabriela W. (6)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:53 am
Done! This is so horrible! What is this world becoming? I am saddened by all the appalling stories and pics and posts about animal cruelty everywhere!
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:24 am
done; poor elephant
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:32 am
S&N How sad and cruel! Breaks my heart!
 

Donna T. (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:58 am
Makes me feel faint - signed.
 

Dave C. (213)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 7:24 am
sadly noted....and of course I signed.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (531)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 7:32 am
SO N&S
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:03 am
Noted and signed for Sunder. I hope it's not too late for him.
 

Natalia Nichiporuk (67)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:11 am
Signed. Thank you, dear Patricia, for the forward.
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:14 am
Noted and signed previously - thanks Lisa and D B and Laetitia for the link.
 

Sue H. (1)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:20 am
Signed and noted, hope those nasty humans are jailed for this abuse of Sunder.
 

John Holton (356)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:41 am
S and N
 

Monique Pouchet (236)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:43 am
Signed and shared, awful!
 

Jeaneen A. (111)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:58 am
S+N I hope these bastards get back what they gave out to Sunder. Poor Gentle Giant. easy to beat someone when they are chained. COWARDS!
 

Ellen G. (338)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:17 am
2 sigs
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:19 am
Isn't it amazing just how brave a little man with a big stick can be when the creature he's beating cannot defend itself?

Gladly signed and noted.
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:34 am
noted..
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:42 am
Already signed, but noted in hope millions of people will sign! There are absolutely no excuses for this kind of behaviour! Poor Sunder!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Lisa
 

anne r. (23)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:00 am
No elephant has to be beaten to do tricks or what handlers want. This is cruel unnecessary and has to stop now. WHY cant PETA submit the mans name and video or post on facebook what is going on in most circus camps. I wish this elephant could be rescued and taken to a santuary immediately. Is there any way to buy him from the circus or get him out. Hate to read that elephants suffer every day.
 

Holly Schaeffer (35)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:01 am
Message Sent
 

John Holton (356)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:08 am
S and N
 

karin c. (124)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:28 am
Could not wach pic and video but message send and story shared.
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:39 am
signed & noted. Thank You!
 

John Holton (356)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:39 am
S and N
 

John Y. (79)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:54 am
Signed and N. Thank you Lisa
 

Kay M. (351)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:55 am
done. heartbreaking.
 

linda b. (190)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:06 am
Absolutely heart wrenching, I know what I'd do with that pole. Signed with much sadness.Thanks Lisa.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:12 am
Noted and so definitely signed for Sunder. I watched the video and of course started to cry, this poor elephant, being beaten with big poles, while chained up. Please get Sunder out of there and send him to a sanctuary to recover, and have some sort of freedom. Men with big poles, and little hearts - if they even have one, should get jail time, and never be allowed around Elephants. WE all love you Sunder, don't give up, there will be help soon!!! Thank You Natalia for forwarding this to me, and a Big Thank You to Lisa for being able to post this horrific video. Hoping we will get updates!!
2 SPAMMERS FLAGGED ON THIS SITE TODAY.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:12 am
Thank you.
 

Lynn Squance (227)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:12 am
Barbaric! I hope Sunder can take the stick away and beat the man.

signed
 

Nichole L. (68)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:13 am
Signed, Lisa!
 

Nancy Black (300)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:16 am
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared, and signed. Disgrqceful Behavior!
 

Connie Palladini (85)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:17 am
signed
 

Sarah Addis (32)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:19 am
Totally horrific - as well as helping Sunder , those evil men need to be dealt with ( preferably in the same way that they treated that poor elephant )..
 

Marianne B. (113)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:21 am
S. & N.
 

Gabriela V. (156)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:36 am
done
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:10 pm
petycja podpisana
 

Barbara V. (165)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 12:11 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you



 

Anette S. (24)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:14 pm
noted & signed
 

Ed V. (168)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:14 pm
S&N, Tjanks
 

Suzanne S. (39)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 1:26 pm
Copied this from the Times of India site that posted an article about Sunder yesterday:

Speaking to the TOI, Manilal Valliyate, director of veterinary affairs at PETA India, said, "The case for retiring Sunder to a sanctuary has been pending before the PCCF since August 2012. We have followed up with them several times, but could never get a clear status."

Valliyate further said PETA will now register an FIR against the mahout for violating the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, besides Section 42 of Wildlife Protection Act.

Sigh...this has been happening at a TEMPLE no less...even holy places offer no sanctuary...
 

milca V. (75)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:04 pm
some people's cowardness in power abuse is just so appaling... thanx for helping this elephant! sigh... signed, of course... :-(
 

Mandi T. (421)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 2:16 pm
Gladly SS poor baby :(
 

NICKY MELVILLE (115)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:37 pm
Thanks signed, noted and will share. When I saw this my heart felt like breaking. I was so full of sadness at what she must have endured and so angry and so frustrated and tears are still falling as I write this. My prayers are going up that this poor dear intelligent animal may go to that sanctuary and even if she can't forget her torture, then at least she can experience some kindess, love and good food and care for the rest of her life which may heal her a bit.
 

Yvette S. (30)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:55 pm
N&S
 

Candy L. (477)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:34 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1634)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:45 pm
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
Tell everyone you know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that you took action to save animals! Save the the pic below, then share it to spread the

Sorry it took me so long, Lisa. I had technical issues. I could NOT watch the videos, either! I let my eyes wander away from the 'moving picture' before my eyes. I get it. I understand what that SUBhuman, that POS, is doing to Sunder, we ALL understand. God Bless you for posting, Lisa.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 4:47 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Lisa.. If I got my hands on these dumb Fu_ks, I'd be giving them the same treatment the cowardly bastards..
 

Sandi C. (238)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:15 pm
signed with anger.
 

Michael A. (27)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:16 pm
S&N!!!!!!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:23 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Gysele van Santen (210)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 5:39 pm
poor baby. signed.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 6:54 pm
Done
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 7:16 pm
Noted and had already signed. Thank you, Lisa.

Lisa, with regard to your 8:06 p.m. December 6th comment in which you question whether Sunder is free or still being held captive, the Times of India article you refer to was written at the time when the Maharashtra Forest Department and Project Elephant had given orders to retire Sunder to a sanctuary. As noted in your posted article, "Instead, Maharashtra Member of Legislative Assembly Vinay Kore, who had given the elephant as a 'gift' to the temple, sent him to be chained in an old, dark shed." Therefore, Sunder is still being held captive and viciously beaten as shown in the video.

As further noted in the Times of India article,

“The abuse of Sunder highlights the scandal that is growing over the way elephants used in Indian temples to represent the Hindu god Ganesha are being housed and mistreated. Frequently controlled through beatings and prodded and gouged in sensitive areas behind their knees and ears with an ankus, they often languish without veterinary care for even serious conditions, sustain leg injuries and are fed unsuitable food.

Many elephants at Indian temples show signs of psychological distress, such as swaying, head-bobbing and weaving, behaviour not found in healthy elephants in nature. Frustrated captive Indian elephants commonly harm or kill their mahouts or others around them.”


 

Ben B. (39)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 7:19 pm
This is absolutely outrageous!!! The treatment meted out by the mahout/boy is appalling, vile and disgusting! I hope that PETA India pursue the case more vigorously to save this elephant from more painful torture. It certainly deserves to be treated with respect, accorded the dignity it deserves and to be cared for and sent to a sanctuary as the court ordered.

Deeply disturbed and upset at this situation. That a corrupt politician, Vinay Kore, can subvert a court order to satisfy his own vindictive need to punish this beautiful animal.

Signed and noted, thanks Lisa for posting.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 7:22 pm
Thank you Marilyn for the very sad, but detailed information. I am haunted by the whole situation and wish their was more that we could do other than sign a petition.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:13 pm
Signed.
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1634)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:14 pm
I came back to send stars and saw that we have 2 spammers since yesterday; I reported them to C2. I will continue praying for Sunder. Thank you again, Lisa.
 

Leen Kel (31)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 8:15 pm
My heartbreaking...signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:01 pm
SIGNED!!!!! Get Sunder away from that situation NOW NOW NOW
 

Sherri Martin (152)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 9:27 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 10:55 pm
Noted and signed Lisa, this is just terrible, Sunder must be saved from these monsters!
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:08 pm
Signed - thanks to Nicky for forwarding this.

Why are some human beings so vile as to mistreat an animal so?
 

Ana R (220)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:17 pm
Done!!.... I'm speechless:((
Thank you, Lisa.
 

Jason B. (139)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 11:33 pm
Signed, Thanks
 

Jennifer B. (85)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:19 am
Noted and of COURSE I will sign.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:56 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:07 am
Noted and Signed, Thank you! :)
 

Alan Lambert (85)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:09 am
Signed and Noted
 

linda newman (2636)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:36 am
noted &signed
 

L M. (1429)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:07 am
s/thx
 

Arild Warud (159)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:07 am
S & S
 

. (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:24 am
noted and signed... so sad :-(

TY for sharing
 

Lydia M. (77)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:42 am
Very Sad...
Signed & Noted with Thanks..
 

(5)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:10 am
Notée, déjà signée, repartagée
 

Doris G. (65)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:08 am
heartbraking, signed and shared on facebook!!!
 

SJ A. (1)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:09 am
Signature added.
 

Joy Wong (73)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:28 am
Noted and signed. So sad.
 

Carlene V. (202)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:38 am
Action taken. Couldn't watch the video though.
 

Evelyn B. (38)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:46 am
signed
 

Evelyn B. (38)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:50 am
What the heck does this politician get out of keeping Sundar? Certainly not status, because he couldn't really show off with him given the condition the poor beast is in. And if this video & text gets good sharing, he's going to look bad - in a country with many whose religion promotes respect of living beings ... Jain even wear masks so as not to accidentally harm flies ...
 

Barbara D. (107)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 8:31 am
NS&S. Thanks for Helping Sunder!
 

anonymous X. (93)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 8:37 am
Already signed and shared, thank you Lisa
 

Emma S. (225)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 9:26 am
Done! Thanks, Lisa - and both spammers flagged.
 

Sonali G. (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 9:58 am
Terrible
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:34 am
very sad:(
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:40 am
signed
 

Aaron Bouchard (125)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 10:59 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Tracy B. (673)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:47 am
I'd love to take the pole out of that guys hand and turn it on him with all of my fury. Definitely took action, with lots of heartbreak. :(
 

Ruth McD (715)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:02 pm
I will never understand how anyone can harm or kill an animal. So sad. We will be heard! Noted and signed. Thanks Lisa.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:34 pm
podpiisane
 

Vita Pagh (36)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:21 pm
I can't hardly breathe from anger!!!!!! Poor, poor animal....being surrounded only by imbecile idiots!!
The world seems infected with ignorant people handling animals!!
SIGNED!!!
Thank you.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:26 pm
I Received this mail as a response re: what can be done to help Sunder:


https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/142d3343bd4c3086

 

Nikki B. (129)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:06 pm
And here I thought Sunder was in sanctuary. This is horrible. :( Noted and signed. Thanks Lisa. (what did the response say? Your link above is to your email inbox which only you have access to).
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:13 pm
Dear Lisa,

Thank you for writing to us about Sunder. We have received a high volume of queries about this campaign. If our reply does not answer all of your questions, you may feel free to call PETA India during normal office hours (http://www.petaindia.com/about/contact.aspx).

There are many ways you can help. They include:

· Taking part in or forwarding this action alert to as many people as you know: http://action.petaindia.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=111&ea.campaign.id=17165&utm_campaign=1205%20Help%20Sunder%20Gain%20Freedom%20Action%20Alert&utm_source=PETA%20Text&utm_medium=Promo.


· Sending a personalized hand-written letter to government authorities calling for Sunder’s release or calling them by phone. If you write, please send via registered post to ensure receipt. Please refer to the suggested text in the action alert given above for an idea on what to write.



--The Maharashtra Minister of Forests

The Honourable Patangrao Kadam
Minister for Forests, Rehabilitation and Relief Works, Earthquake Rehabilitation
Maharashtra
mohiteanna@rediffmail.com +91 22 22025398 & +91 22 22024751 http://www.sarkaritel.com/states/council_of_ministers.php?state=MH

The Honourable Praveen Pardeshi
Principal Secretary, Revenue and Forests Department
Maharashtra
prvnpardeshi@gmail.com [Source: http://www.come2mywebsite.com/UI/Enquiry.aspx?id=lj3RoVhocGT6/9qwyJ4Lbw==]
sec_forest@maharashtra.gov.in [Source: http://persecutedchurch.info/2011/04/20/324/]
[Source: see this link: http://www.mumbaimonsoon.in/pdf/connect_diary_2012_05062012.pdf ]

The Honourable Sarjan Bhagat, IFS
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife)
pccfwl775@gmail.com [Source: http://www.mahaforest.nic.in/contact_detail.php?oid=69&gid=2]

The Honourable Dr SK Khanduri
Inspector General of Forests Wildlife
igfwl-mef@nic.in [Source: http://www.performance.gov.in/sites/all/document/files/ccc/ccc%20received%202011-12/Environment%20and%20Forest.pdf]

The Honourable Suresh A Thorat
Additional Principal Chief Conservator Forests (Wildlife West)
Borivali
L.T. Road
Near Old MHB Bus Stop, Forest Quarter
Borivali (W) 400 091
Mumbai
ccfwlmumbai@rediffmail.com [Source: http://www.mahaforest.nic.in/contact_detail.php?oid=119&gid=6]

Details of the SI

1. Name. Mr. Vijay singh Jadhav.

Cell Number. 09870000020

Land Line number. 0231/2653960

Fax number. 0231/26551911

Email ID sp.kolhapur@mahapolice.gov.in

Adress.Supredendeint of Police office

Kasbah Bavada Kolhapur.



2. Name. Sanjay Patil.

Police Insecpecter Vadgaon Police station

Cell Number. 09823410013

Land Line. 0230/2471021

Note. The police station has no email id.


Here are the details of Jayanti Natrajan.
Office phone numbers:
24361727
24363958
24362222 (F)

Email: mosefgoi@nic.in


· Posting the above action alert on your Facebook page and on Twitter.

 

SJ J. (116)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:58 pm
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
Thanks Lisa
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:09 pm
Thanks Lisa. Signed and noted.
 

Jo S. (481)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:57 pm
Noted, signed and shared again this story and the one about dogs and Cats with the graphics, I can not go back to have made me so sick. I can't sleep well at night , I have nightmares about this!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 7:52 pm
after reading this elephant is stuck in a SHED, I am seriously flipping out here. if I didnt have my furbabies, Id be on a plane and would rescue that elephant. I dont care if i died doing it. thats how SICK I am of this shit! Maybe a whole bunch of us can get together and do things like that..or something... ANYTHING,,,I have to go throw up
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 8:29 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Frans Badenhorst (547)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 9:31 pm
Thanks for Helping Sunder!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday December 9, 2013, 12:20 am
This just makes me cry for Sunder! I wish she would stomp on every one of those monsters! I signed, posted, and tweeted the petition.
 

(0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:35 am
Noted and signed
 

Jennifer B. (85)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:49 am
Noted
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:02 am
Signed and noted.
What cruel people! Why not send Sunder to the sanctuary?
 

Ann B. (140)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:11 am
noted - will have to keep trying to sign, every time I try my computer crashes and/or the website won't come up. :(((
 

Chrissie H. (19)
Monday December 9, 2013, 10:11 am
Noted and signed. Lisa, thanks for sharing and giving us all a chance to help .
 

Mary R. (248)
Monday December 9, 2013, 10:28 am
NOTED AND SIGNED. THIS ANIMAL ABUSE MUST BE STOPPED. THOSE EVIL HANDLERS NEED TO BEATEN SO THEY CAN FEEL THE SAME PAIN THAT THEY INFLICT ON POOR ANIMALS.
 

Veronique L. (209)
Monday December 9, 2013, 12:43 pm
Done.....without watching
 

Salvador M. (172)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:45 pm
Signed these a*&holes will one day meet their maker and they will pay
 

Jade N. (22)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:59 am
thanks
 

. (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7:09 am
the cruelty and callousness of man is truly infinite !!!
What a great sadness
Signed and noted - thank so much to Lisa a Laetitia for the fw
 

Franco Di Palma (374)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7:28 am
This sickens me as it must all of you. I can't believe there is not more we can do to help this poor animal. What kind of human beings would do such a thing. I am not naïve, I know they exist but there must be a way to stop such violence. Sorry for ranting it just pisses me off so.l
 

Chaz Berlusconi (72)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 4:41 pm
done
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:36 pm
This breaks my heart. They are so beautiful and sweet. I don't understand how people can be so mean to them. Signed and noted.
 

Dwain La'Brooy (326)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 9:54 pm
.•°¤*(¯`★´¯)*¤° ɲ+$. ţhąɲЌ$ ℓɨ$ą ąɲď ρąţ ℓ °¤*(¯´★`¯)*¤°•.
 

Cinzia Palamara (65)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:25 am
Signed. Many thanks.
 

EnaLOVESu S. (240)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 12:31 am
People call wild animal ... beasts ... the only beings who should be called beasts are humans who hurt, abuse, kill animals !!!! Pos! Scum, Evil!
 

tasunka m. (333)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 7:17 am
Signed in tears after watching
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 7:33 am
Done
 

Jill Kethel (0)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 4:40 pm
Yes, I saw Sunder, on my FB last night (12/11/13, PM). Elephants, being my 'special interest' aside from all animals, have a special gentleness, and intelligence, that such treatment is, to me, an insult.
I composed a letter to Sunder, himself, and posted it on my FB wall, with his photo. I told him, 'we' are all believing and hoping 'for' him, and to stay sttrong.
Many comments, stating that his condition seems hopeless, as he waits for the 12/23/13 'hearing', there in India, and he may not make it.
The thought of this, is unbearable...
Therefore, I have strongly urged, the director's of the J>>>> Temple, and the Government/Authorities in India, to re-locate Sunder 'immediately' to the sanctuary promised.
Hopefully, this is being done, as we wait, for updates.
Please, everybody here, just know how our 'little' names on these petitions have such impact.
Keep signing, sharing, informing...and praying.
Jill
 

Susan Hall-Amado (62)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 6:49 am
Signed and Noted.
The treatment of this elephant is an insult to the very existance of this beautiful and gentle creature. This treatment should not go unpunished as so often happens in these cases. It disgusts me that the human race can be so cruel to another living being and why, "Just because we can" I often wish that the tables could be turned on these cruel and aggressive things we call humans.
 

Col N. (56)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 9:10 am
Signing a bit late... but the petition is still open. This sort of abuse must stop everywhere... we have to expose it to the world and do something positve. Our animal friends must not endure such awful treatment anymore!
 

JESSICA O. (9)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 12:56 pm
signed. Those who stand by and watch are just as guilty.
 
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