Pam Anderson sends letter to India for release of elephant
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Last week, we reported about Sir Paul McCartney putting a hold on his Olympic rehearsal to send a plea to the Indian Forest Minister for the release of an abused elephant named Sunder. Well, now Pamela Anderson is hopping on the bandwagon and is in tears over the sad situation.

Sunder is locked up in a dark shed, with sharp chains at the Jyotiba Temple and has been beaten so bad, he has sustained an eye injury, which did not settle well with Anderson. As a result, she sent a letter directly to Vinay Kore, a member of the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the leader of the Jan Surajya Shatki Party.

Here’s what she wrote, “I am in tears over the plight of the little elephant, Sunder, who you so kindly gave to Jyotiba Temple with the best of intentions. … He is the age of one of my sons, and as sensitive as anyone’s child. Sunder must be rescued without delay. May everyone, including me, count on you, please, to save this youngster?”

PETA first discovered Sunder’s abuse and now his handler is on the run from police. The handler jabbed the young elephant in the right eye with an ankus, aka a sharp, hooked metal poker-like weapon. He is also covered with lesions from past abuse.

Celebrities, like McCartney and Anderson, are doing all they can to help, along with animal rights organizations.

To see how McCartney reached out and photos of poor Sunder, click here. If you want to help, visit the PETA India site.

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About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a graduate from Emerson College where she obtained her Master’s in Print & Multimedia journalism. Passionate about writing, reading and entertainment, she is looking to make her way into the journalism profession.

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