Contact Us

Paul McCartney Helps Rescue an Abused Elephant

Paul McCartney
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
You can add “animal rights activist” to Paul McCartney’s resume. The superstar singer-songwriter and Knight of the Realm teamed with former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and PETA to successfully advocate for Sunder, an elephant who was living in deplorable conditions in India.

According to the Times of India, Sunder’s handler mistreated him and kept him chained in the dark for seven years at the Jyotiba Temple in Maharashtra, India. When the situation became public, McCartney and Anderson both drafted letters to Indian officials asking them to step in.

“I have seen photographs of young Sunder, the elephant kept alone in a shed at a temple and put in chains with spikes,” McCartney wrote. “Years of his life have been ruined by keeping him and abusing him in this way. Enough is enough. Get Sunder out.”

India’s Forest Minister, Dr. Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam, intervened in the situation, and on Thursday it was announced that Sunder will be removed from the temple and placed at a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center near Bangalore.

“The difference between Sunder’s cruel life in chains at the temple and his new journey to freedom, love and care is like night and day,” a PETA spokesperson said. “We are grateful to the Forest Minister for agreeing to liberate Sunder and let him enjoy things that are natural and important to him for the first time in his life.”

Next: Paul McCartney: Cute Babies on Album Covers

More from 105.7 The Hawk

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1057thehawk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 105.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 105.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!