Elephant cries tears of joy when rescued from 50 years of cruelty


“The team [was] astounded to see tears roll down his face during the rescue,” Pooja Binepal, a spokesman for Wildlife S.O.S., told the MailOnline. “It was so incredibly emotional for all of us. We knew in our hearts he realized he was being freed.

“Elephants are not only majestic, but they are highly intelligent animals, who have been proven to have feelings of grief, so we can only imagine what torture half a century has been like for him.

“Until we stepped in he’d never known what it is like to walk free of his shackles–it’s a truly pitiful case. But today he knows what freedom is and he will learn what kindness feels like and what it’s like to not suffer any more.”








14 thoughts on “Elephant cries tears of joy when rescued from 50 years of cruelty

  1. OH, dear God!! I am covered in goosebumps and crying myself. Who says animals don’t have emotions??? OH!!! OH!!! Bless you! And bless ALL who come to the rescue of animals!!!! Love, Amy

  2. I had to share this post from EtherealNature. I love hearing of more and more stories of animals being rescued and cared for compassionately and with love How forgiving and living their sweet spirits are.

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