I just had to share this! After writing my post on Chains and seeing the injuries and suffering many elephants go through at the hands of their masters I have a great respect for these mighty giants.
His tears upon freedom reminded me of mine when Christ set me free from my chains of addiction.

Kindness Blog

There are too many cases of animal cruelty across the globe that would shock you with their ferocity. The story of Raju the elephant is just one of those stories.

For 50 years, Raju was held captive in the Uttar Pradesh area of India. Day after day, massive spiked chains cut into his starved, frail flesh. His “owner” tied him and forced him to beg for handouts from tourists, holding out his trunk.

One day, the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in India alerted a North London-based charity, Wildlife SOS, of Raju’s plight. When they discovered what this poor creature had to deal with, the group flew to India to rescue him.

They never expected what Raju did during his incredible rescue.

A 10 person team of vets and wildlife experts were joined by 20 forestry department officers and 6 police officers. Raju had an army rescuing him.

Raju the elephant

They found Raju…

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