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Shocking Cruelty to Elephants - Vanishing Giants

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Published on Oct 3, 2009

Winner of the Panda Award or Green Oscar at Wildscreen 2004.

The brutal capture, torture and subsequent death of a young tusker in a capture operation authorized by the government prompted Mike Pandey to stop filming his documentary on Elephants in Crisis and turn it into a news feature.

This news feature exposes the cruel and archaic methods of capture being used with no concern for the animal, a protected and endangered species.

The news feature is a protest and demand for immediate cessation of capture of elephants in this brutal way and a call for policy changes if elephants are to be protected.

Within 3 days of the release of this news feature the Government of India suspended all capture of wild elephants. Individuals in charge of the botched capture operation were suspended.

The news created international outrage International news agencies picked it and activists from all over the world joined in triggering a global signature campaign.

In India changes in policies and rules were made at a national level ensuring that all future captures take place with modern facilities and in the presence of experts to avoid trauma and cruelty after capture. Elephant welfare became top priority.
This news clip shows the cruel and archaic methods of capture that exist in India. Within 3 days of its release, the Indian government suspended all capture of wild elephants. Individuals in charge of the botched capture operation were suspended.

The news clip created international furor. International news agencies took it up and activists from all over the world joined in. IFAW undertook a global signature campaign against elephant capture.

Unfortunately in recent months deaths have been reported. Laws without proper implementation are of no use.

In India changes in policies and rules were made at a national level ensuring that all future captures take place with modern facilities and in the presence of experts to avoid trauma and cruelty after capture.

We hold the rights to all the footage. Please contact us for any footage requirements gautam@riverbankstudios.com

www.riverbankstudios.com

Comments • 1,770

themikepandeychannel
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While all comments are heartfelt and feel for the elephant it is disheartening to see that we choose to rip apart each other in the process. Anti India, Anti Hindu Anti Muslim. Don't we get it.. it's people who do this not countries or religions. The world IS round and until we start acting like it is nothing will change I don't want to disable comments on this page but I don't want this video being a reason for such negativity either. Lets try and make a positive out of this gruesome act. 
Matthew Baumann
Leave those elephants alone!
cat fan
who the fuck gives them the right to do that poor animal 
cat fan
why is this allowed to go on
Cheney Hidalgo
Third world animals.....and I don't mean the elephants
Freddy Krueger
you could hear the poor elephant sighing at the end in sadness  :L
BILL RANDALL
What a bunch of sick scumbags beating on a helpless tied up elephant !!
mnomanaly
Omg what à horrible population, people always talk about poverty in indian but DAMN they FUCKING deserve to die of hunger or worse! What the hell are we talking about these répugnant civilisation when they are killing innocents éléphants. It is such a shame to be a human, all human who use cruelty animal for money deserve nothing less than death. Theres (i'm not going to say stupid) god for whom they torture these lovely animals never helped them for there poverty, stupid indians.
MrAlh840001
im ashamed to be human
Estoico
+MrAlh840001 why? thats a unreasonable thought. some humans do bad things,some others do good things.
Joel S
Typical behavior of this heritage. Pigs.
Michelle Weatherford
What do you expect them to do when MEN are taking all of their forest? God will judge them and they will be sorry then.
Michelle Weatherford
No God gives us the right to choose.We are the ones that choose these awful things.
Lartin Muther
+Michelle Weatherford No, your God allows this bullshit to happen. In fact if he truly is that powerful and all knowing, then this is his will.
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