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Incredible sight of the elephant that cried:... held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years...
www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 05:08 EST, 7 July 2014 | By Emma Glanfield

Posted on 07/09/2014 10:59:11 AM PDT by Red Badger

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Incredible sight of the elephant that cried: Raju was held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years and on the day he was released tears rolled down his face

Raju was held in chains for more than 50 years after being poached in India The animal bled from spiked shackles and lived on hand-outs from tourists Team from North London charity Wildlife SOS travelled to India to free animal Raju cried tears of joy after being freed from suffering on American Independence Day Five-and-a-half tonne animal driven 350 miles away to safe conservation area

These incredible pictures show the moment an elephant who was held in chains and beaten and abused for fifty years cried as he was released to freedom.

Raju the elephant was left bleeding from spiked shackles and living on hand-outs from passing tourists after he was captured and tied up by his ‘owner’.

But, after 50 years of torture, the animal cried tears of relief after he was rescued by a wildlife charity in a daring midnight operation – fittingly on American Independence Day.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: elephant; india; raju

More incredible pics and video at link.................

1 posted on 07/09/2014 10:59:11 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

The poor animal. Thank goodness for these wonderful people who saved him.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Red Badger

Terrible, horrible story but I can’t stand it when human qualities are projected on to animals.


3 posted on 07/09/2014 11:07:35 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Red Badger

Animals should not live in chains. Nor should people. Literally or figuratively.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 11:12:07 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Cyman

Anthropomorphism goes back for thousands of years................


5 posted on 07/09/2014 11:12:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Cyman

Maybe he’s crying because he has Stockholm syndrome and he wants to go back home.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 11:12:48 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: informavoracious

If you have to keep an animal in chains, no matter if it’s a dog or an elephant, then you shouldn’t be ‘keeping’ the animal...................


7 posted on 07/09/2014 11:14:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Cyman

We project human qualities onto animals because we have yet to learn how to project animal qualities onto animals.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 11:18:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Red Badger

Someone should die for treating an animal that way.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Red Badger
One of my fav's on utube.

Shirley and Jenny: Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

10 posted on 07/09/2014 11:21:37 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: TigersEye

Ditto.

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11 posted on 07/09/2014 11:21:42 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Red Badger
Is this a positive metaphor for the Republican base?

Freed after being held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years

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12 posted on 07/09/2014 11:23:51 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Red Badger

He’s so skinny I’ll bet he is at least a ton underweight.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 11:26:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: TigersEye

According to the article, there may have been upwards of 27 different ‘owners’ over the years. That’s changing hands every two years or less..........


14 posted on 07/09/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Ezekiel

Pretty much....................


15 posted on 07/09/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Theoria

That was beautiful!


16 posted on 07/09/2014 11:42:58 AM PDT by punknpuss
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To: Theoria

That’s exact the story I thought of. We started donating to the Elephant Sanctuary from the story.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 12:22:04 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Theoria

Amazing video, almost too hard to watch. But the prologue from PBS was heartbreaking..........


18 posted on 07/09/2014 12:43:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Cyman; Red Badger
I can’t stand it when human qualities are projected on to animals.

Is that what you saw? I saw two different stories; the first being the violation of God's trust in mankind for the proper stewardship of the animals he provided us and the second being mankind answering God's call to rescue this poor animal........

Elephants are indeed intelligent and highly social animals. One could even make the argument that elephants exhibit more characteristics of what God hoped for in mankind than what man is exhibiting today........

19 posted on 07/09/2014 1:05:17 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Red Badger

Put those chains right back on the sub-humans responsible, and let them beg until death!


20 posted on 07/09/2014 1:15:32 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Cyman

Elephants are a special case. They have in past been shown to master elaborate IQ tests individually, and even cooperatively when the test is designed so that a single animal cannot pass it.

They obviously demonstrate the full range of emotions, to include affection, remorse and mourning, anger, greed, competition and cooperation, play, happiness, fright, bravery and self sacrifice, etc. And while some dogs can learn the meanings and context of some 300 human words, elephants are far beyond that to an unknown degree.

Elephant memories of each other and humans can indeed last decades, and they are known for affectionate reunions.

It might even be said that many elephants are even superior in intellect and emotions to many more primitive humans.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 1:27:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Red Badger

50 years?

and they think he’ll be able to feed himself?


22 posted on 07/09/2014 1:32:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

There is so much about the occupants of this mortal coil that we cannot fathom. In general, attempts to use secular science will fail to give us much understanding. Bible theology does better, e.g. “The lion roars, and seeks its food from God” and “a righteous man is kind to his beast.”

The question of whether animal souls go to heaven is a matter of continual speculation. I know nothing from the scriptures that says they can not, and several things seem to hint that they can. It is notable that sin is never ascribed to an animal, save possibly for the “serpent” of the Garden of Eden which might have been a supernatural being, not an ordinary serpent.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 1:35:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: GeronL

He’s in a place where he can be eased into socializing with other elephants that have been rescued as well. They are intelligent. He will see what they do and do likewise................


24 posted on 07/09/2014 1:36:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

All life emanates from God, animal and human. If He can recreate your existence in an immortal spirit-body, then an animal is no problem at all.....................


25 posted on 07/09/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger

The author of Ecclesiastes (probably Solomon) made the sarcastic remark “Who knows that the spirit of the animal goes into the ground and the spirit of the man goes upward?” Since the spirit of some men, alas, fails to “go upward,” we know this is sarcasm, intended to prick the egos of the egotistical.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Isaiah 6
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 1:52:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger

The current bloody state of nature is a reflection of its partial domination by Satan. Unlike men, the rest of nature does not have a choice.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 1:57:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Biologically speaking, humans have several genetic mutations that advantage both intelligence and communications.

However, the mutation for intelligence is imperfect, in that high intelligence is borderline to autism.

And the choices of selection are also problematic, in that organisms can have more chromosomal pairs for a greater number of selections, or fewer pairs, to save energy. The current champ is a fern, with about 1,200 pairs.

Humans have 46. And humans seem to be evolving to having fewer. That is we have an X (female) and a Y (male) sex chromosome, and the Y is a degenerate X, and it is slowly dying out. It will be replaced by the current X chromosome, which will become a Y, and another chromosome will take the place of the current X. So we will have 45 total.

The communications mutation makes our jaw squarer, and makes it easier for us to speak distinct phonemes for greater language complexity.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 2:26:16 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I view animals as essentially like ‘robots’ permanently programmed to do whatever it is that they do, with just enough intelligence to make decisions and cope with new situations as necessary. Insects as well......................


30 posted on 07/09/2014 2:35:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger

Well, holy scripture views most, but not all, animals as a kind of “nephesh.” This is a word meaning soul.


31 posted on 07/09/2014 5:50:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

What would you expect in a mortal coil. Good, but not perfect.


32 posted on 07/09/2014 5:51:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Of course animals have souls. But the’re ANIMAL souls, not human ones. Heck, rocks have souls; ROCK souls. Souls are the energy that comes from God that differentiates one chunk of created matter from another.


33 posted on 07/09/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Rock souls... nah. At least the bible doesn’t say anything about rock souls.

Maybe you mean the soul of rock and roll?


34 posted on 07/09/2014 5:58:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: jjotto

Also, my pet cats are considerably more soulful than any rock I have ever encountered.


35 posted on 07/09/2014 5:59:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yep, humans (all but a few) are much more sensitive to cats than to rocks.


36 posted on 07/09/2014 6:01:06 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

I had a pet rock. It was boring.


37 posted on 07/09/2014 6:02:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: jjotto

Besides if someone told me he dug the soul of a rock, I’d ask him where he got that wonderful wacky weed.


38 posted on 07/09/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Easy to take care of as a dead puppy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sol14ZRPPrs


39 posted on 07/09/2014 6:07:49 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

They are no fun at ALL!
They just lie there in the HALL!


40 posted on 07/09/2014 6:12:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Cyman

If you had a little more humanity in you, perhaps you would realize that all living things have a soul, a behavior mechanism. There are many that feel pain and understand far more about compassion than you could even imagine. So, perhaps we should project animalism upon you rather than embarrass you with stories of compassion and love extended.


41 posted on 07/09/2014 6:13:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MHGinTN

Animals CAN bring love to people; it isn’t just imaginary.


42 posted on 07/09/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Cyman

Why. We project human qualities on humans that have none. I would bet the elephant has more human qualities than most of the Obama voters.


43 posted on 07/09/2014 6:20:42 PM PDT by wgmalabama
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Well, holy scripture views most, but not all, animals as a kind of “nephesh.” This is a word meaning soul.”

I have read that. But it more closely refers to ‘life’ itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_in_the_Bible


44 posted on 07/10/2014 6:12:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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