Sunder, a 14-year-old elephant, was given as a "gift" to the Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur, India, where he spent six years in a dark shed. PETA India's undercover investigation shows that a mahout (handler) violently beat him with a thick wooden pole. The footage also reveals that Sunder, who looks malnourished, is chained by two legs. He writhes in pain and struggles to stand as the mahout strikes him repeatedly with the pole.

Although the government has called for Sunder's transferral to a sanctuary, he is still suffering, as local officials have not yet released him.

PETA India is fighting hard to rescue him and needs help from compassionate people like you.

Please make a donation today to help end Sunder's abuse and to support all of PETA India's life-saving work for elephants.

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