Paul McCartney takes his animal activism SERIOUSLY!
After hearing about the abuse of a Indian elephant, the rocker halted his Olympic Opening Ceremony rehearsal and sent a letter to India's Forest Minister.
After seeing photos of a young elephant, Sunder, in extreme anguish and pain, Sir Paul knew what he had to do.
Sunder is currently being held in a tiny room without room to even take a step.
He is forced to stand in his own waste, has a severe eye injury and numerous gashes and lesions on his body. He's even chained with barbed cuffs on his feet.
PETA India has claimed that elephant torture of this magnitude has gone on for years.
Paul wrote the following in his plea to the Minister:
I have seen photographs of young Sunder, the elephant kept alone in a shed at Jyotiba Temple and put in chains with spikes. Years of his life have been ruined by keeping him and abusing him in this way and enough is enough.
I most respectfully call on you … to get Sunder out.
Sunder's owner is now currently on the run from the law.
Let's hope Sir Paul has the same fire on stage at the Olympics!
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