Justice for Elephants Set Ablaze and Hobbled by Oppressive Chains

Target: Dr. P. Durairasu, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests

Goal: Stop horrific abuse of elephants.

Another sickening case of elephant cruelty in India has highlighted the country’s sadly lacking safeguards for these animals. Following reports of a group of people lethally setting an elephant on fire with a burning rag comes a new incident in Tamil Nadu that involved a chained elephant. The elephant, Makhna Mohan, was photographed on a public route, seemingly in immense pain.

Makhna Mohan had his front legs chained together. Since he is an Asian elephant, he could therefore not utilize the unique manner of walking these elephants employ to stay upright and stable. Asian elephants weigh over four tons on average, so their inability to walk correctly can put a lot of pressure on their organs. Makhna Mohan was hopping and limping in an attempt to alleviate the pain he likely experienced.

The region’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests was alerted to the event. Sign the petition below to demand this official take necessary action to protect Makhna Mohan and all vulnerable elephants from cruelty.


Dear Dr. Durairasu,

You recently received images and reports of an Asian elephant named Makhna Mohan suffering in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli District. This elephant was forced to limp in chains that prevented him from stabilizing his body weight. As a result, he would have in all probability endured tremendous pain.

This victim of animal cruelty deserves justice, as do the countless other elephants (including the recent casualty of a mob burning) who suffer without consequence. Please do everything in your power to advocate for and protect these innocent animals and punish their accused abusers.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vinoth Chandar



  1. Please help this elephant and protect all animals from abuse

  2. May karma be BRUTAL and SWIFT to all involved and who did nothing to save this beautiful creature and may the all ROT in a hell as hot.

  3. Wtf is wrong with this damn world?! Humans are a cancer to this planet

  4. Mr Durairasu, please help this poor elephant and others to lead a better life In a safe reserve, thank you

  5. Mr Durairasu, please help this poor elephant and others to lead a better life In a safe reserve, thank you

  6. How many people who rely on these animals for their livelihood actually take good care of them? It can’t be very cheap to replace and elephant yet I read so many sad stories about abuse. Better laws are needed to prevent all abuse and not just in India but all over the world.

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