This is a very touching story of an Elephant Raju that was rescued from his owner after 50 years of being cruelly abused.
Raju was used as a “begging elephant,” left standing by the side of the road chained to painful contraptions. On other days, his multiple owners would drag him down hot asphalt roads for hours on end, looking for work. He was beaten repeatedly. Raju was severely malnourished, almost emaciated. He was covered in scars. He was taunted by an evil bull hook that his owner riding atop him would dangle nearby.
A team of vets from Wildlife SOS from London traveled all the way to India to save the poor animal with the help of local officials.
As the elephant was being freed from the chains, he did something that will leave you sobbing, find out in the following video.