Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 4

Journalist Liz Jones consoling a baby elephant as a mahout rides behind them

Journalist Liz Jones consoling a baby elephant as a mahout rides behind them

Hope For a New Beginning

But there is hope. Geeta Seshamani of Wildlife SOS has offered assistance in the matter. They were responsible for rescuing Raju, now 51, who endured repeated head beatings so severe it blinded him.

The elephant and the journalist came together recently at the Wildlife SOS’s refuge near New Delhi.

It was at that meeting between Jones and Raju, the “tall as a skyscraper” elephant, that she was enveloped by “one of the most humbling experiences she had ever had.”

“His forgiveness for what mankind has done to him” shows the true spirit of these mighty souls. It is that spirit that will be seared into her heart forever.

See also:

Tortured For Tourists by Liz Jones

http://stae.org/

http://wildlifesos.org/

Photos: Dev Gogoi/Demotix

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