Tears: Raju visibly emotional as he is rescued
Raju the elephant was beaten, abused and forced to go hungry until animal charity workers rescued him last week.
For 50 years Raju the elephant was held in chains, beaten and abused – a pitiful site with his legs bleeding from spiked shackles and living on handouts from passing tourists, writes Sarah Arnold in the Sunday People.
He was so hungry he would eat plastic and paper to fill his empty stomach. Video and full story