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PETA: Indian elephant still being abused

General March 28, 2014

In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo provided by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 14-year-old elephant Sunder stands chained outside a poultry shed in Kolhapur in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The Indian government had ordered the elephant returned to the wild after Paul McCartney highlighted the animal's plight during a 2012 trip to India. Instead, PETA said, a local politician took Sunder home and shackled him outside a poultry shed. (AP Photo/People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)NEW DELHI (AP) — A 14-year-old elephant whose abuse outside a Hindu temple inspired a protest by Paul McCartney is still living in horrific conditions, with shackles around his legs and regular beatings, an animal rights group said Friday.


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