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Former Baywatch Star and Bigg Boss Guest Appeals to Maharashtra Member of Legislative Assembly to Send Abused Baby Elephant—the Same Age as One of Her Sons—to a Sanctuary Posthaste
Washington -- Moments after learning about the plight of a young elephant kept in chains
who had been beaten so badly by his mahout (or handler) that he
sustained an eye injury, Pamela Anderson fired off a letter to Mr. Vinay Kore, a member of the legislative assembly
of Maharashtra state and the leader of the Jan
Surajya Shakti Party, from her home in Malibu, Calif. The beloved star
with a big heart, who went to India in November 2010, wants the little
elephant, named Sunder, to be removed from Jyotiba Temple in Kolhapur district
in Maharashtra and sent to a sanctuary before he endures more suffering. The elephant was donated to the temple by Mr. Kore. Former
Beatle Paul McCartney interrupted his Olympics rehearsals to send an urgent
appeal to Forest Minister Dr. Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam to help free Sunder
am in tears over the plight of the little elephant, Sunder, who you so kindly gave to Jyotiba Temple with
the best of intentions. I am sure you are also crushed by what has been
done to this little soul. He is the age of one of my sons, and as sensitive as
anyone's child. Like other victims of abuse, he will be scarred for life
mentally, as he already is physically," writes Anderson, the mother of
two. "I'm sure you feel as I do that elephants are precious creatures of
God, and it is a crime against Heaven that he could have been allowed to be
treated like this. Sunder must be rescued without delay. May everyone,
including me, count on you, please, to save this youngster?"
plea follows PETA India's discovery that Sunder was being abused by his mahout,
who has gone on the run from the police since the group became involved. Sunder
has a severe injury in his right eye from being jabbed with an ankus (a
sharp, hooked metal poker-like weapon) by the boy mahout. He is also held by
chains with sharp spikes and kept alone inside a dark shed
that is so small that he is unable to take even a single step in any direction.
Sunder is denied all that is natural and important to him and lives in fear.
Lesions all over his body indicate past beatings by the mahout.
A scandal is growing over the way that some elephants used in
Indian temples to represent the Hindu god Ganesha are being housed and
mistreated. Frequently controlled through beatings and prodded and gouged in
sensitive areas behind their knees and ears with a bullhook, they
languish without veterinary care for even serious conditions, sustain leg
injuries and are fed unsuitable food. Many elephants at Indian temples also
show signs of severe psychological distress, such as swaying, head-bobbing, and
weaving—behavior not found in healthy elephants in nature. Elephants also
suffer from a lack
of exercise and years spent standing in one position on hard concrete surfaces
amid their own waste, which can lead to painful and crippling foot ailments and
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.
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