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Sunder en Route to His New Home

June 9, 2014

Source Animal Rahat
Written By Animal Rahat

We are overjoyed to report that the much abused young elephant Sunder was placed on a truck by a team of experts who had traveled to Kolhapur to work with the Maharashtra Forest Department and is now being driven carefully and slowly to his new home as per the order of the Supreme Court of India. The transition was not easy.This progress was made after a great deal of struggle, including dealing with sabotage by screaming men, near rioting, tires which were punctured with nails by those who wanted to keep Sunder in Kolhapur to endure a life of abuse and a mahout (elephant handler) who shouted the wrong commands in order to agitate Sunder. Even now, a motorcycle gang is following the truck, despite police protection. The police and Maharashtra Forest Department officials as well as the experts who traveled to Kolhapur to assist with Sunder’s move are travelling with Sunder.

We are hoping for the best on this journey, which will take several days. Please hope along with us, and thanks for all your calls, letters, e-mails and good wishes.

Here are a couple pictures of Sunder on his way.

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♪sweet sunder the world
can now rejoice.
you have finally
gained your freedom.
in joy we sing
as one voice.
when the forces
of good
the job gets
we just have
to try♪

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

11 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 9, 2014 10:51 am

    ♪sweet sunder the world
    can now rejoice.
    you have finally
    gained your freedom.
    in joy we sing
    as one voice.
    when the forces
    of good
    the job gets
    we just have
    to try♪

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Emy Will permalink
    June 9, 2014 11:16 am

    What a struggle it has been to free Sunder. Please let this story have a happy ending – people can do mad things in anger.
    Send positive thoughts to Sunder ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Elizabeth Rutledge permalink
    June 10, 2014 8:53 am

    WONDERFUL… All of you who made this happen are just incredible and I hope God will bless you for loving and caring for this young elephant. I cannot wait to see pictures of Sunder in his sanctuary finally loving life.

    Elizabeth Rutledge, USA

    Sent from my iPhone



    • June 10, 2014 12:34 pm

      I agree, Elizabeth, and as soon as there are pictures,
      I will definitely post them. Thank you for your comments!


  4. June 10, 2014 11:21 am



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