Sunder update: Protesters demand action

Many of you have joined Animal Rahat, PETA, and PETA India (as well as Paul McCartney) in calling for the release of Sunder, the horribly abused baby elephant who was held captive in spiked chains in a dark shed at the Jyotiba Temple in Maharashtra, India. Despite assurances from the government that Sunder would be taken into protective custody, the authorities fear retaliation from the temple trustees if they seize him, and now the little elephant has been moved not to a sanctuary but into a heavily guarded factory compound where no one can see him. PETA India has stepped up pressure for Sunder’s release, including holding this demonstration outside the office of the principal chief conservator of forests, sending a message that he could hardly have missed:

Our friends in Mumbai report that they’ve been fielding calls from people who are exasperated with the government’s inaction and eager to see as much attention as possible brought to Sunder’s predicament until he is released. Stay tuned …

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  • bikram

    Save sunder from any abuse…..Government have 2 take action against who did it…

  • Shelley Stupnikoff

    Set Sunder free, whta do you need with him. Let him go to a sanctuary.

  • Denise LaChance

    Let Sunder go to a sanctuary.

  • Dr Edward Barrall

    Give Sunder the care and comfort he deserves.

  • Jackie Kightlinger

    Please let this beautiful being go, free her, so she can live the rest ofbher life as she sould living now, precious sunders

  • Jackie Kightlinger

    Please let little sunder free ,he has done nothing to you to deserve such cruel and evil acts and captivities, let him go please

  • Teresa Doherty

    Please release Sunder.

  • mary

    It makes me question all who are in authority in India who have any thing to do with his captivity. What corruption of morals and spirit the “holy men” in charge at this “temple” must have. How much money are you evil people making by continuing the captivity and torture of this poor innocent being? What “holy reward” do you think you are getting by this? You certainly are not saving face by your refusal to comply. It is actions like these that drive people away from religions. This can NOT be out of love for this being OR the god he is meant to represent. I thought you were all meant to be stewards of all life, all animals…why did that change? You bring shame upon your temple and your beliefs.

  • ana

    set sundar free !!!

  • wietrich jeannine

    Proréger les elephants !

  • Wendy

    My heart aches for poor Sunder. Please, release this animal to a sanctuary where he will suffer no more!

  • rupa patnaik

    repect to all your efforts..its rele sad dat animals r being sacrificed evry where in name of food..temples…skin etc
    dey deserve a life

  • Maggie Knewstub

    PLEASE FREE SUNDER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As per original court-order. The world is watching,the world has spoken for SUNDER!

  • Brandy Monroe

    Praying for Sunder’s release.. #FreeSunder!

  • Joslynne Davidson

    How can they defy their law

  • Save All Elephants Facebook

    PLEASE UPDATE SUNDER’S new Court date.

  • Rosie

    Absolutely disgusted that nothing has been done to free this poor elephant!
    He should have been taken away from these people as soon as the evidence presented itself that he was getting abused and beaten!!