Sunder was Rescued!
For almost seven years, young elephant Sunder was held captive in a dark, cramped shed at a temple in India by a rich and powerful politician who flouted both the law and an order by the government to free him. He was beaten, and he sustained a severe leg injury from continuous chaining. After a hard-fought effort by PETA India—which went all the way to the Indian Supreme Court—he was finally freed. Now he lives in a beautiful 122-acre forested park, where he’s able to roam, wade in ponds, and socialize with 13 other elephant friends, including the lovely Lakshmi, who instantly stole his heart.
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