Target: President of India, Pranab Mukherjee
Goal: Free Mohan the elephant, and allow him to retire to a sanctuary.
In the summer of 2014, an abused working elephant by the name of Raju was rescued by animal welfare animal rescue group Wildlife SOS, but what the public didn’t know was the organization meant to save two elephants that summer. Unfortunately, obstacles stood in the way of this rescue effort. Mohan has been suffering for the majority of his life, but we can make his life better. Sign this petition and tell the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, to release Mohan into the custody of Wildlife SOS so he can live out the rest of his golden years without pain.
Wildlife SOS documented what happened to Mohan through on article on The Huffington Post, where they described the elephant as being extremely unlucky. Mohan’s owner had lost custody of him and the organization arrived at the location only to find that the elephant was gone. The organization suspected that Mohan’s owner had fled with the elephant. In early 2015, Mohan was seen again but a crowd of 300 angry people surrounded him. Wildlife SOS was advised not to take Mohan for fear of provoking the mob.
Unfortunately, Mohan’s owner was filing for a revision, where he would regain custody of Mohan. Wildlife SOS was forced to wait again. The lawyers went on strike. A vet reexamination was to be conducted for the elephant. Court days were moved. All of these obstacles have prevented Mohan from being retired to a sanctuary. If you care for the plight of this elephant, please sign this petition. Mohan has been in chains for the majority of his life, and he deserves a better life than what his owner can offer him.
Dear President Pranab Mukherjee,
The plight of an elephant named Mohan has caught the attention of the public thanks to an article posted by The Huffington Post describing all of the failed attempts at retiring this animal to a sanctuary. Mohan’s situation is considered worse than most working elephants. For fifty years this elephant has been chained and forced to do work. He is malnourished and dehydrated according to an examination done by Wildelife SOS, and the group concluded that he has been eating plastic to sustain himself.
As the president of India, I ask that you do everything in your power to make sure this elephant goes to Wildlife SOS. Mohan has been suffering tremendously for the majority of his life and I implore you to help end it. He deserves to go to a place where he is no longer forced to work and can eat his fill of nutritious food.
[Your Name Here]
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