Photo credit: Ecologist Film Unit (Ulet Ifansasti) and/or Elephant Family: http://www.elephantfamily.org/
[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:
But this is a different, yet equally sad elephant story about similarly-named RAJA]
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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