07 Aug '11, 8pm

Release Baby Elephants To Sanctuary | Care2 Causes

Release Baby Elephants To Sanctuary | Care2 Causes

In late July investigators making routine rounds at Malaysia zoos were shocked to uncover a baby elephant shacked in a compound hidden from public view at the Johor Zoo. The elephant named Paloh was chained so tightly she could only move a step or two in any direction and was forced to stand upright for 48 hours at a time in the hot sun. Sean Whyte, chief executive of the animal rights organization Nature Alert told Free Malaysia Today , “Checking on Malaysia’s zoos we have come to expect the worst, but this cruelty to a baby elephant is one of the most sadistic treatments of a wild animal we have witnessed so far.” “Her legs were so weak they began to buckle.” Zoo officials told Whyte the 2-year-old elephant had been chained as a part of her “training” to teach her to obey the zookeepers. Paloh is one of two orphaned baby elephants at Johor Zoo. A 3-year-old male named Je...

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