I am writing this letter to this rescued, humble Elephant called Raju, who suffered 50 years of brutality in spiked chains 24 hours a day. I write this with sincere thanks to Wildlife SOS, who are the real heroes who rescued Raju.
Dear Mighty Raju,
I could feel your tears. I could feel somehow happiness, at least now you are free, I don’t know whether you can feel the same happiness as we do or not? May be you feel “At least I can live my later part of my life, with just the scars, not wounds of the spiked chains, anymore.”
Oh Mighty Raju! I confess one truth to you, we humans are weak. We are almost like an insect when compared to your strength and size. But somehow we went to the top of the ladder by mistake, God might know the answer why? I feel sad, sorry and shameful for belonging to the same species which hurt your soul these long years. However, I could pacify myself by consoling you with a lullaby I suppose, you never heard before.
And I Hope now you believe as I do, that not all the humans are bad.
Mighty Raju! Please believe in my words, those millions of people who care only about themselves are selfish, the ones who hurt you also belongs to that category. On the other side, we are there, millions of people who care about the billions of souls like yours. There are people like Wildlife SOS. Our care is true, and more powerful than those cruel selfish people’s.
We won’t lose the battle to those selfish people, because we have got a Mighty Raju on our side to crush them 🙂
Take care Mighty Raju 🙂 Have a good time ahead.
Raju has been held in spiked chains, often beaten or otherwise abused for most of his life, so thanks to Wildlife SOS a midnight mission was orchestrated to rescue Raju from the Uttar Pradesh area in India.
According to E! News, “Raju has spent the past 50 years living a pitiful existence in chains 24 hours a day, an act of intolerable cruelty. The team was astounded to see tears roll down his face during the rescue. It was so incredibly emotional for all of us. We knew in our hearts he realized he was being freed,” Wildlife SOS spokesperson Pooja Binepal said.
Now the elephant will know what it is like to walk without puncturing shackles and what it’s like to not suffer any more.
Elephant Nature Park in Thailand is dedicated to rehabilitating elephants and giving them a safe and beautiful place to live. In this video, Faa Mai the elephant is being soothed to sleep by her caretaker. At Elephant Nature Park, each elephant is given one caretaker who is with them morning till night, and the bond between caretaker and elephant can be very strong! Faa Mai is so comfortable around his caretaker, that he ends up snoring next to her, in perfect sleep bliss!