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Abused elephant rescued
by Wildlife S.O.S.

GrindTv.com, by David Strege

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 7/8/2014 7:12:30 PM

Under the cover of darkness, a team from London-based Wildlife S.O.S rescued an elephant that had been abused for 50 years in India and transported it 350 miles to an elephant sanctuary where it walked free for the first time on July 4th. Raju, believed to have been poached from his mother as a baby, was beaten and left bleeding from painful spiked leg shackles by an abusive owner who had the elephant beg for handouts and survive by eating plastic and paper for food. (Snip) “The team [was] astounded to see tears roll down his face during the rescue,”

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Heartwarming story.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/8/2014 7:20:04 PM     (No. 9915856)

We can take all that to the bank, right?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Shells, 7/8/2014 7:20:39 PM     (No. 9915858)

I know this ends happily but I can´t read it. I can´t get past the first few sentences.

I love elephants.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: anonymous, 7/8/2014 7:23:19 PM     (No. 9915859)

It´s almost as if this elephant had a human soul.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 7/8/2014 7:54:06 PM     (No. 9915884)

#3, so do I! We have our very own fabulous elephant sanctuary here in the US which I have supported for years. They do wonderful work!
http://www.elephants.com/


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Reply 5 - Posted by: LcomStaff, 7/8/2014 7:58:46 PM     (No. 9915888)

Ask permission to post from non approved website.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/8/2014 9:07:11 PM     (No. 9915958)

Fifty years is a long time to wait for freedom and a happy ending.

What happened to the jerk that owned him ?
Save the shackles.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 7/8/2014 9:26:43 PM     (No. 9915986)

Thank you, Poster! (sniffff)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/9/2014 1:29:24 AM     (No. 9916173)

I will continue to say it...animals DO have souls, are sentient and have feelings. Humans may be special for some things, but we are still all animals and children of God. My heart goes out to this poor elephant. Thank God for these rescuers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thewarden, 7/9/2014 1:33:17 AM     (No. 9916175)

Bravo!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: annie xango, 7/9/2014 2:51:09 AM     (No. 9916190)

I first saw this yesterday on the Daily Mail. Uk..just made me sob



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