This is just one of many horrific stories detailing the abuses that elephants are forced to endure. But this story, thankfully, has a good ending as this elephant was rescued and released to now walk free in an elephant sanctuary. He had lived 50 years alone, the only company he ever had were his abusers. He is now among other elephants and getting fattened up on healthy foods.
Watch the video (find it in the middle of the article) and witness the final shackles, chains and painful spikes being removed from his legs. Freedom lives for Raju! Thank God.