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An abused elephant is still living in horrendous conditions in captivity almost two years after Sir Paul McCartney spearheaded an apparently successful campaign to save it.

The Beatles legend was among a number of stars, including Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, who took part in a 2012 drive to re-house Sunder the elephant in a sanctuary after he was discovered being abused in a temple near Mumbai, India.

The celebrities believed they had succeeded in securing the beast's transfer after sending personal letters to Indian officials, and they were told the elephant would soon be roaming free in a rescue centre near Bangalore, India.

However, bosses at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) have now revealed Sunder remains in the same poor conditions at the temple, where they recently filmed him being harshly beaten yet again.

Peta's Dr Manilal Valliyate says, "Sunder has only known chains, loneliness, darkness and beatings for at least half of his life. We look forward to the day that Sunder is unchained, in the company of other elephants, able to bathe in ponds."


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Elizabeth McBride

We wait for the final orders regarding Sunder's fate. Hopefully it is far from the evil mahouts and Kore. He has been through so much. It is time to do the right thing by him...www.savingsunder.com

10 months 22 hours ago
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Gwenythe Har

What is the matter with the local officials that allow this disgraceful behavior towards a helpless animal continue. It seems to me that they need to all face harsh penalties along with Sunder's abusers. The latter should be chained and whipped.

10 months 1 week ago
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Zoe Viola

Thank you for covering this story. Sunder needs every voice he can get! https://www.facebook.com/events/438037036321689/

10 months 1 week ago
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Karen Ess

Thank you for covering the story of Sunder the beaten and abused temple elephant. This abhorrent situation is a disgrace to all of humankind. Please continue covering this story! For ways to help, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/438037036321689/

10 months 1 week ago
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Melanie Harmon

Please free Sunder!!! This is awful. I haven't stopped thinking about him since I first heard his story. Please make this come to an end soon. He doesn't deserve to live one more minute like this. Thank you Contactmusic for running this story and furthering awareness of what Sunder has been going through. Hang in their big guy. The world is pulling for you.

10 months 1 week ago
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Rosie St Lam

Never mind, he's obviously FAR too busy attending parties to care about the fact that Sunder is STILL being beaten, tied up and starved. I bet Linda wouldn't have left it like this !

10 months 1 week ago
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