Raju the elephant had endured a whopping 50 years of imprisonment and this sort of fate is something that an animal should never have to experience. There is no reason why any wild animal should be shackled in chains and poor Raju endured decades of abuse and beatings in addition to his imprisonment. The shackled chains caused him a great deal of pain and he had precious little food to eat.
He subsisted off tourist handouts and when these were not enough to fill his stomach, he would resort to eating garbage to stave off the hunger pains. Wildlife SOS finally stepped in and their goal was to ease the animal’s pain. In order to free the elephant, they had to move under the cover of darkness and so a daring midnight rescue was planned.
When Raju’s owner was confronted, the rescue team would not give an inch and Raju clearly sensed that help had arrived. He began to cry and while the team was surprised to see him react in such a manner, they knew that he was smarter than he let on. Thanks to helpful animal activists like these, stories like Raju’s will hopefully become a thing of the past one day.
Animals should never be subjected to the cruel whims of humans who do not truly care about them and if you see animal cruelty taking place, it is your responsibility to alert the proper authorities. No matter who you are or where you are from, there are organizations like Wildlife SOS who are ready and willing to spring into action at a moment’s notice if they are made aware of an animal’s suffering.
As for Raju, readers will enjoy having the chance to take a closer look at his amazing story. The video below provides viewers with a chance to learn more about everything that he has been through and the realities of his old life. We must admit that we got pretty choked up when we first saw Raju get free and we hope that elephants are allowed to live in peace from henceforth.
Seeing a majestic wild animal shackled in chains makes our blood boil and if these stories upset you in the same way, then take the time to pass this along to your closest friends and loved ones. This is certainly one of the most emotional rescues that we have ever borne witness to and it deserves to be seen by a much wider audience.
Here’s a video of the moment Raju was freed from his chains for the first time in his life!
And this video tell’s Raju’s full, heartbreaking story.
The gift is brightly colored and the child approaches it excitedly. While he pulls out the card immediately, he is initially skeptical. He is unsure if the gift is actually for him or if it is for someone else. When Jade confirms that the gift is for him, the child opens it with great fervor. He maintains the proper present opening etiquette and is sure to open up the card first.
He opens the card and some black and white photos come tumbling out. While the boy picked them up to take a closer look, he had no idea what he was looking at or the surprise that he was about to receive. Viewers at home will realize what he is looking at before he does and that is one of the best parts of this amazing clip. We had a lot of fun waiting for the realization to finally dawn on him.
The polite little boy still hasn’t figured out the significance of the pictures, God bless his heart, but he is willing to offer compliments anyway. He calls the pictures “beautiful” and decides to check out what is waiting for him in the gift bag. It is a white shirt and when he finally gets to read to what it says, the message is a simple one: Mummy is having a baby!
His eyes became moist as he realized that he was finally going to receive the sibling that he had been asking his mother for all this time. According to Jade, he had been asking her to make him a sibling for at least a year, so the disbelief and emotion that came pouring from the little boy was extremely understandable. Seeing this kind young man get his wish definitely hits us in the feel zone.
If this clip touches your soft spot, then be sure to share it with your closest friends and loved ones. The sweetness of this clip is bound to touch viewers from all locations, so don’t be shy about sharing away!
To make matters even worse, the owners left the animal clad in a diaper, clearly indicating their desire to ditch their responsibilities for an extended period of time. While we like to give pet owners the benefit of the doubt when possible, this story is hard to stomach for any number of reasons. Authorities in this area of British Columbia were alerted and when they arrived, the vehicle temperature had risen to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
The dog was freed by the officers on the scene and a tow truck driver. Witnesses who were interviewed about the incident could not believe what they had just seen. The decision to outfit the animal in a diaper only served to make things more disturbing. The dog managed to survive the incident and was still perfectly okay when retrieved.
This made it difficult for the authorities to file any charges against the owners and they were given a $300 fine in lieu of more serious punishments. According to the SPCA in this region, no charges can be filed against owners in cases where there is no ability to prove that the animal has gone through any sort of serious or severe suffering.
If you ask us, it is high time for these laws to change for good. No one should ever feel as if it is acceptable to leave an animal in their car while they see the sights. The fact that the dog was given a diaper to wear only serves to make this story even more unacceptable and we sincerely hope that these owners are rethinking this insane decision.
Would you like to learn more about this astonishing story and how it all turned out? If so, be sure to check out the video below and pass it along to your closest friends and loved ones. No one should ever be willing to treat a pet like this and awareness certainly needs to be raised about heinous incidents of this nature.