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Petitioning Government of Uttar Pradesh Commissioner of Allahabad

Success! Your Signature Helped Free Mohan!


UPDATE — September 21, 2016

Success! Thank you so much for signing this petition and being Mohan's voice. You came together with people from all over the world to free this elephant, and today, your dedication and determination paid off; Mohan will live the rest of his life as a free elephant. 

The unluckiest elephant in the world? Not Mohan. Not anymore. But this isn’t just a win for Mohan—it’s a victory for elephants around the world. Mohan can now be seen as a model of hope for them, and a reminder that as long as we work together, we can Save India’s Elephants.

On behalf of Mohan and from all of us at Wildlife SOS, thank you!

PS: We will be posting photos regularly of Mohan’s journey home as well as his adjustment to a life of freedom and peace on our Facebook page, here:


Stolen from the wild as a young elephant calf, traumatically torn from his family herd, he has never known how it feels to be loved and what it means to be free.

Mohan is a working elephant in India. Since he was captured, his days have been filled with vicious beatings to force him to comply with his trainer’s orders. His days and nights have been spent in chains with constant malnourishment and little or no water to drink.

Two times already, attempts to rescue Mohan have been thwarted, and we at Wildlife SOS have begun to call poor Mohan the Unluckiest Elephant in the World.

The Pratapgarh court had decreed that Mohan be shifted immediately to Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, where he can receive treatment for his wounds and all of the care he will need to recover from more than 55 years of abuse and neglect. However the person holding possession of Mohan has challenged the Court’s verdict in a Higher court in an attempt to delay the matter.

We are requesting the Commissioner of Allahabad to help us release Mohan from his chains in lalganj so he can be shifted to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura. We faced an angry mob of 300 people the last time we tried to rescue him, and there is no reason to expect that this attempt would be any less dangerous. We need a strong, determined police presence to ensure our team’s safety and Mohan’s safe rescue.

That’s where all of you come in! We need your support to help ensure that we can rescue Mohan and bring him safely to his new home. Please sign and share this petition today! Let’s change Mohan’s luck and life together!

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