Secure freedom for Sunder, an abused elephant, and send him to a sanctuary
  • Petitioned Dr Patangrao Kadam

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Maharashtra Forest Minister
Dr Patangrao Kadam
Maharashtra Forest Minister
Dr Patangrao Kadam

Secure freedom for Sunder, an abused elephant, and send him to a sanctuary

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      Ban The Bullhook

      Fayetteville, GA

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney has sent an urgent letter to Maharashtra Forest Minister, Dr Patangrao Kadam urging him to use his power to immediately rescue a young elephant, named Sunder who is being kept in chains and has been beaten at Jyotiba Temple in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.

"I have seen photographs of young Sunder, the elephant kept alone in a shed at Jyotiba Temple and put in chains with spikes", wrote McCartney. "Years of his life have been ruined by keeping him and abusing him in this way and enough is enough. I most respectfully call on you to get Sunder out."

McCartney's plea follows PETA India's discovery that Sunder was being abused by his mahout (or handler). Sunder sustained a severe injury to his right eye from being jabbed in it with a bullhook (a sharp, hooked metal poker-like weapon) by the mahout. The elephant is also confined to chains with sharp spikes and is kept alone inside a dark shed, in which he cannot take even a single step forward or backward. Sunder is denied all that is natural and important to him and lives in fear. There are lesions all over his body, indicating past beatings by the mahout.

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    • Andreia Santos UNION, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Liberty, fraternity and equality,

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    • Debra Decker WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Freedom from abuse and to have a life based on his own natural habitat.

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    • Tony Queiroga RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
      • about 2 years ago

      No cruelty!

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    • romulo almeida portella RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
      • about 2 years ago

      wild life is a treasure to be respected

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    • sita bhowmik KOLKATA, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      everyone should be free

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