Raja – The Innocent Elephant Held Captive By Angry Palm Oil Growers — Dies

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Photo credit: Ecologist Film Unit (Ulet Ifansasti) and/or Elephant Family: http://www.elephantfamily.org/

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[NOTE:  This piece got thousands of hits on the day the story about RAJU (note the “u”) was first published in the international media (7/8/2014) — and still gets more daily.

 

BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT RAJU!  It’s about Raja, because many are apparently looking for stories about RAJU (note the different spelling; with a “u” not an “a” at the end) the 50 year old captive elephant who supposedly cried after finally being rescued after a life of torture, abuse and imprisonment.  That particular punishingly sad story for 50 years, but with an uplifting ending, can be found here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/07/raju-elephant-cries-rescue_n_5564543.html

But this is a different, yet equally sad elephant story about similarly-named RAJA]

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This is such a tragic, heartbreaking and maddening story. Weeks ago, the Ecologist Film Unit, accompanied by the NGO Elephant Family, was documenting the “environmental genocide”…

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