*BREAKING* …. Update on Sunder …. Freedom finally!!

~~May 29, 2014~~

‘Finally: Freedom for Sunder’

‘Supreme Court Upholds Bombay High Court Order for Sunder’s Release’

”Today, the Supreme Court of India passed a judgment in favor of PETA India by ordering the implementation of a 7 April 2014 Bombay High Court order to release the well-known and much-abused young elephant, Sunder, to an elephant care centre in Bangalore by no later than 15 June.

The Supreme Court also ordered that the Secretary, Revenue and Forests Department, Maharashtra State will be responsible for the implementation of its order and must strictly meet the deadline.”

“After a long battle, PETA India has finally obtained the release of Sunder, the abused elephant. Sunder is a 14-year-old elephant who has been held captive for seven years, knowing nothing but a life of pain, fear, and misery.

The struggle is now over for Sunder. In a statement to the press, PETA Executive Vice President, Tracy Reiman states, ”Despite every obstacle thrown in his path, this abused young elephant will now be on his way to safety.”

This vote to uphold Sunder’s release is truly a monumental victory for not only Sunder, but captive animals everywhere. As Reiman says, “By ordering his release, the Indian Supreme Court has made clear that cruelty to elephants, even in the name of religion, will not be tolerated.”

Court orders detail that Sunder MUST be moved by June 15th, a strict deadline that will ensure he gets the justice he deserves this time!

This amazing victory can be seen as the direct result of all the hard work of activists and organizations alike and shows that real change can happen if you don’t give up. We wish Sunder all the happiness he deserves in his new life and hope he never has to experience fear or pain again.”

After a long battle, PETA has finally obtained the release of Sunder the…

The Supreme Court also ordered that the Secretary, Revenue and Forests Department, Maharashtra State will be responsible for the implementation of its order and must strictly meet the deadline. This decision is supported by celebrities Paul McCartneyAmitabh BachchanCelina JaitlyMadhuri DixitPamela Anderson Arjun RampalR MadhavanGulshan Grover and many others who took to Twitter, met with concerned government officials and helped in other ways with the campaign for his release.

The court dismissed the Special Leave Petition filed by Ministry of the Legislative Assembly Vinay Kore, who had given Sunder as a “gift” to the Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur. M/s K Ashar & Co Advocates & Solicitors were the advocates on record for PETA, and the group was represented in the matter by Senior Counsel Raj Panjwani.

The Jyotiba temple came into possession of Sunder in 2007, but after cruelty such as the use of spiked chains and beatings, came to light, the Maharashtra Minister of Forests Dr Patangrao Kadam (on 21 August 2012) and the Project Elephant division of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (on 9 November 2012) issued orders for Sunder’s rescue.

However, they were never carried out, and Sunder was then spirited away at the behest of Kore and hidden in an old poultry shed, where he continued to be beaten and was so heavily chained that he recently sustained a serious injury on his leg.



We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

~~Beatles legend’s pressure ends elephant’s torture~~

~~Published on May, 2014~~

A 13-year-old elephant that was kept chained inside a dark shed at a Temple in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra for seven years will finally be free from the torture. Sundar’s freedom comes after former Beatles Legend Sir Paul McCartney and Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson demanded his release.

We ALL are ONE!! 

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