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Raja – The Innocent Elephant Held Captive By Angry Palm Oil Growers — Dies

July 1, 2013

Palm oilers,
In cruelty and profit
You revel.
To those of us
In the kind world,
You are tools of
The devil.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




Photo credit: Ecologist Film Unit (Ulet Ifansasti) and/or Elephant Family:


[NOTE:  This piece got thousands of hits on the day the story about RAJU (note the “u”) was first published in the international media (7/8/2014) — and still gets more daily.


BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT RAJU!  It’s about Raja, because many are apparently looking for stories about RAJU (note the different spelling; with a “u” not an “a” at the end) the 50 year old captive elephant who supposedly cried after finally being rescued after a life of torture, abuse and imprisonment.  That particular punishingly sad story for 50 years, but with an uplifting ending, can be found here:

But this is a different, yet equally sad elephant story about similarly-named RAJA]


This is such a tragic, heartbreaking and maddening story. Weeks ago, the Ecologist Film Unit, accompanied by the NGO Elephant Family, was documenting the “environmental genocide”…

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 1, 2013 6:03 pm

    Palm oilers,
    In cruelty and profit
    You revel.
    To those of us
    In the kind world,
    You are tools of


    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      July 1, 2013 6:04 pm

      Oops v get outta the last line


    • July 1, 2013 6:16 pm

      Perfect, as always … thank you.


      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        July 2, 2013 3:43 am

        and as always, you are so very welcome…and thank you☺♥☻


  2. c. ehlers permalink
    July 1, 2013 6:27 pm

    What a crying shame. May they get what they deserve.


  3. c. ehlers permalink
    July 1, 2013 6:28 pm

    What a horrible, crying shame.


  4. permalink
    July 1, 2013 7:28 pm

    coudnt the film crew help save baby ?


    • July 2, 2013 10:54 am

      Good question, maybe it was a matter of no interference allowed – ? I cannot imagine how anyone could NOT intervene, though.


    July 2, 2013 6:01 am

    lamentável o ser humano!!



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