Elephants have been used for carrying the luggage of people, tree trunks and all that man couldn't do. Since the machinery came in place, its tusks, skin, tail hair et al have been used for commercially selling it. Even then in some regions of the world they still are used by mahouts using their devilish bullhooks. Not all the elephants can be saved on the planet but they must be saved from the horrors of the mankind. And, Wildlife SOS-UK did do it when it rescued an elephant from the Northern region of Uttar Pradesh, India and transferred it to the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura. Raju - the elephant was held captive for more 50 years and then the Wildlife SOS-UK people could save it.
The following information was collected from Mirror and Wildlife SOS, which tells you all about the tortures Raju has been through and the courageous attempts made by the UK based organisation to rescue it.
Raju , the elephant
Till date, almost 27 people have owned Raju before Pooja Binepal of Wildlife SOS-UK came to rescue it with a strong team of 10 vets and wildlife experts from the charity, working from Palmers Green, North London. They were also assisted by 20 Forestry Commission officers and two policemen on July 3, 2014.
Wildlife SOS founder Kartick Satyanarayan kept an eye out for two days before rescuing so that no sudden movement alerts the current owner of Raju who had it captured in spikes.
A year's request
It was almost a year since Uttar Pradesh Forest Department was contacting the London-based agency to do something about the cruelty been done to the elephant.
Sources : wittyfeed
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