The terrible fate of Raja the baby elephant chained and held hostage and held by an angry mog: An image that will haunt you and a story that will enrage you!


The terrible fate of Raja the baby elephant, chained and held hostage by an  angry mob: An image that will haunt you and a story that will enrage  you

  • In this  shocking expose the Duchess of Cornwall‘s brother reveals how baby elephant Raja  was shockingly mistreated as he was kept captive in Sumatra. Following the  deforestation of the land to produce palm oil, elephants have been forced to  live with humans, destroying farms, flattening houses and sometimes killing  people. Villagers took Raja, and demanded compensation after his family ruined  crops in the area.

                               

By  Mark Shand

PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 29  June 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 2 July 2013

In all the 30 years I have been working in  Asian elephant conservation, I thought I had seen it all – blatant corruption,  the rape and total disregard of our beautiful planet and sickening wildlife  atrocities, to name but a few. All due to the most dangerous animal of all: homo  sapiens.

Not much shocks me any more, but something  happened in recent weeks that shook me to the core when the charity Elephant  Family and the Ecologist Film Unit set out to document the environmental  genocide that is out of control on the island of Sumatra,   Indonesia.

Sumatra is special to me because I spent a  lot of time there on expeditions when I was younger. It was a paradise – vast  pristine forests, intact coral reefs and abundant wildlife.

Scroll down  for Video and photographs (please, go to O-link)

 
Raja is a male baby elephant found in north Aceh, villagers found him roaming community plantation and held him captive

Raja is a male baby elephant found in north Aceh,  villagers found him roaming community plantation and held him captive

 

All this has changed now and their elephants  are the most endangered on the planet. In a single generation, the population  has been cut in half, with countless other animals disappearing at breakneck  speed.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351609/The-terrible-fate-Raja-baby-elephant-chained-held-hostage-angry-mob-An-image-haunt-story-enrage-you.html#ixzz2Xu8rXEeg Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

82-Year-old Man sentenced to three Years in Prison after his Dog killed a Cat


82-year-old man sentenced to three years in prison after his dog killed a cat as he was taking it for a walk

 

Jailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal cruelty

Jailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal cruelty

By Hugo Gye

PUBLISHED: 06:26 GMT, 17 November 2012 | UPDATED: 06:49 GMT, 17 November 2012

Jailed: Hume Hamilton has been sentenced to three years in prison for animal cruelty

An elderly man has been sentenced to three years in prison for allowing his dog to kill another family’s pet cat.

Hume Hamilton, 82, was caught on surveillance camera taking his dog for a walk near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June.

He walked up a driveway to where a cat was apparently resting, and the dog was filmed suddenly attacking the cat.

Hamilton can be seen in the footage trying to separate the two animals by stepping on the cat, but he was unsuccessful.

He left the scene with his dog, and the cat later died of the injuries it had sustained in the assault.

The cat’s owner, Wayne Spath, told WSVN the pet was ‘part of our family’, adding: ‘My daughter found that cat as a kitten, had it for 12 years.’

Hamilton was arrested over the animal’s death in July and held without bond because of his involvement in an unrelated case of aggravated battery.

He was found guilty of animal cruelty and trespassing last month, and on Thursday he was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime.

Watch videos and

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234315/82-year-old-man-sentenced-years-prison-dog-killed-cat-taking-walk.html#ixzz2CT6ZIq3T
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook