Justice for Laxmi, the Elephant Beaten for 30 Years and Left Dead in Her Own Excrement

Laxmi the elephant never stood a chance. When she was young she was snatched from the wild by heartless poachers. Stripped away from her mother and her herd, she never got to know what life could be.

From that moment on she was forced to toil and work. For thirty years she endured the harsh treatment of the men who owned her. She was neglected and malnourished, and after years of such horrific treatment, it left her so week she couldn't even support the weight of her own body on her nearly muscleless frame.

After three decades of torture, three decades of mistreatment and pain, you would think that perhaps her owners would finally let her enjoy her last remaining years in peace.

Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

In a heart-wrenching video, her captors can be seen attacking her with spears, bull-hooks, and sticks. The unrelenting men whale on her body as if they were trying to force the life out of her.

When rescuers finally arrived, they found her carcass chained and shackled surrounded by urine and feces that had not been cleaned in months. Yet, her "owners" were nowhere to be seen.

Such treatment for privately owned elephants is not uncommon. And if the government refuses to prosecute people who treat their animals cruelty, it will unfortunately continue.

That is where you come in. Please help tell the Indian government you want Justice for Laxmi. Sign the petition and demand that the Indian Forest Department find and prosecute Laxmi's killers.
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