Madhuri Dixit writes for relocation of elephant Sunder

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Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene and husband Shriram Nene have sent a letter to Kolhapur MLA Vinay Kore requesting him to ensure relocation of elephant Sunder to a sanctuary.

The letter was sent by the Nene couple to Kore on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an organisation that looks after the well being of animals.

Kore, in 2007, had donated the elephant to the Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur.

The letter comes in advance of the next High Court hearing, scheduled for January 21, for a case in which PETA is seeking Sunder's release from temple where the elephant has been kept chained and inside dark sheds for most of the time.

"(Sunder) has scars on his legs and cowers in fear and pain because he is being beaten by his mahout," write Dixit-Nene and her husband. "He should live free from suffering, in the company of other elephants, and have the opportunity to roam vast distances," they wrote.


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Thank you so much for speaking out for Sunder. This boy is only 14 years old and his whole life he has been abused and in captivity with very little time outside of the temple and none of it unsupervised or without chains. Your kindness and concern is a blessing for him...thank you so much!

Thank you, Madhuri Dixit for stepping up for Sunder. You concern and kindness is a true blessing for him:)

Please please release sunder hes suffered so much set him free.

Thank you and your husband so very much for supporting precious Sunder! You both have wonderful hearts.

Thank you. Ive loved you since childhood and was wondering when you were going to make a bigger case for Sunder. Thank you for being humane and moral.

Thank you, Madhuri, for your article about Sunder! He needs to be able to live out his remaining years at a sanctuary. Thank you for the support!

thanks for raising the curtain on poor young elephant suffering abuse and isolation in India

Thank you Madhuri Dixit-Nene and your husband Shriram Nene for writing about Sunder - he needs to go to a sanctuary - I am writing from Canada and all we hear about is the mistreatment of your temple elephants. They should be revered they are amazing animals. Please release Sunder from this life of pain and let him live in peace in an animal sanctuary.

Thank you Madhuri and Shriram for standing up for Sunder.

Thank you Madhuri Dixit-Nene, for speaking up for Sunder the temple elephant. Bombay High Court orders must be followed. Free Sunder to a sanctuary now.

Thank you so much for joining the fight to give Sunder a better life. Please keep up the pressure until this poor elephant is finally released.

Thank you, Madhuri, for speaking out on behalf of Sunder.