“Sunder” is finally free …. one year ago today!!


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~~June 7, 2015~~ 

BANGALORE

Sunder, a temple elephant in Maharashtra might have been tortured for his entire life but a recording of his abuse has helped to free him.

This elephant has survived abuse that no animal should. He was chained and beaten and it would have continued if not for the launch of a massive campaign backed by international celebrities like Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson to set him free.

He was mistreated at a temple in Maharashtra by his mahout and later abused when he was kept locked up in a poultry shed.

But Sunder has now been rescued and taken to the Bannerghatta Biological Park, outside of Bangalore. Dr Sunil Kumar, a vet who accompanied the elephant said the biggest concern was a swelling on his leg caused by years of continuous chaining.

He made the long journey of 680 kms from Kolhapur to Bangalore by road in a truck and arrived at the park.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.ndtv.com/bangalore-news/after-years-of-abuse-sunder-the-elephant-is-home-at-last-575944

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PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) uploaded a new video:

Rescued Elephant Makes New Friends

One year ago TODAY, Sunder completed his journey from abuse to freedom.

This is his story.

You can SEE how freedom has changed him!

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~~Sunder, the Elephant’s Inspiring Story~~

~~Published on Mar 31, 2015~~

Sunder the elephant spent years in chains, first at a temple, then outside the home of a powerful local politician.

PETA India filmed workers who beat Sunder even though he was chained and unable to move.

He wasn’t given enough food or protection from the scorching heat or monsoon rains.

Perhaps worst of all, Sunder never even saw another elephant.

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But thanks to PETAIndia, all that changed. After an extensive campaign involving protests, meetings with officials, and celebrity support, the Indian Supreme Court ordered that Sunder be freed and sent to a wildlife park.

Finally, Sunder is enjoying freedom, plenty of food, and, best of all, the company of other elephants.

His new life is just beginning.

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SUNDER update …. at his new home!!


~~June 6, 2014~~ 

July 2012 to present
Captured at a young age from the jungles of Bihar, elephant Sunder was prematurely taken away from his family. Sent to the Jyotiba Temple shortly after being captured – at the behest of politican Vinay Kore – Sunder was thrusted into a cruel life of street begging. Forced to wear spiked shackles that hindered his movement, Sunder’s days were filled with abuse & neglect at the hands of his mahouts.

Soon, Sunder’s plight would be an international issue.

~~SOURCE~~

https://www.facebook.com/ellielove21/media_set?set=a.701762646517511&type=1&l=3af6326e93

After Years of Abuse, Sunder, the Elephant is Home at Last

Bangalore

 Sunder, a temple elephant in Maharashtra might have been tortured for his entire life but a recording of his abuse has helped to free him.

This elephant has survived abuse that no animal should. He was chained and beaten and it would have continued if not for the launch of a massive campaign backed by international celebrities like Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson to set him free.

He was mistreated at a temple in Maharashtra by his mahout and later abused when he was kept locked up in a poultry shed. But Sunder has now been rescued and taken to the Bannerghatta Biological Park, outside of Bangalore.

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Dr. Sunil Kumar, a vet who accompanied the elephant said the biggest concern was a swelling on his leg caused by years of continuous chaining.

He made the long journey of 680 kms from Kolhapur to Bangalore by road in a truck and arrived at the park early on Friday morning. 

Dr Manilal Vaniyatte, from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which spearheaded the campaign told NDTV, “We came from Kolhapur and we had to take breaks in between. Sunder also enjoyed the journey. Bannerghatta Biological Park has been kind enough to take him as a new resident and he has 13 other elephants for company.”

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The director of Sunder’s new home, Range Gowda, says he will be safe and cared for here. He told NDTV, “We have given an undertaking and will maintain him for the rest of his life now. But it will take a few months before he recovers fully. “

Sunder’s new life will begin now and we hope that his biggest challenge going ahead will be how to get a jackfruit in his mouth. 

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~~After years of abuse, Sunder, the elephant is home at last~~

~~Published on Jun 6, 2014~~

Sunder, a temple elephant in Maharashtra might have been tortured for his entire life but a recording of his abuse has helped to free him. This elephant has survived abuse that no animal should. He was chained and beaten and it would have continued if not for the launch of a massive campaign backed by international celebrities like Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson to set him free.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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