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Elephant believed to have been rescued has been discovered in shackles

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According to Wednesday's Yahoo News, an elephant in India, who was supposed to have been moved to a sanctuary after Sir Paul McCartney, of Beatles fame, intervened on his behalf in 2012, has been found living a life of confinement and abuse.

In February, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) discovered that the 14-year-old elephant, named "Sunder," is not enjoying a peaceful life at a sanctuary as was promised. Instead, he is living in a chicken shack and his legs are bound by heavy chains which greatly limit his mobility.

Sunder's suffering stems not only from his inability to move - there is also video evidence that he is being beaten by his captors.

A decent, humane life seems to have eluded Sunder - before McCartney attempted to secure a good life for the magnificent creature, Sunder has lived at the Jyotiba Temple south of Mumbai, where he endured years of abuse at the hands of his handlers.

Click here to find the petition requesting Freedom for Sunder.

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