Animals are voiceless. This may be the reason why some (both domesticized and wild) are mistreated.
They are living creatures, so they also deserve a normal life. To wild animals, they belong to the wild instead of dirty and small cages. Keeping them in captivity is such a cruel and inhuman act!
Sook Jai, a 73-year-old elephant experiences that terrible life. She lived most of his life in captivity and suffered from abuse, physically and mentally. The strong giant animal was exhausted when she was freed.
Sook Jai was sold to different owners during her captivity life. She was forced to do various jobs, from working in tourist trekking to begging on the streets. This devastated her healthy as she grew older. The elephant ended up losing her vision and most of her hearing.
It is a heart-wrenching story. Wild animals should never be treated in that brutal way. They enjoy their life in the wild though they may face threats from nature (and humans).
Fortunately, Sook Chai was rescued in time by Elephant Nature Park, an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand. She was transferred to the sanctuary and could enjoy relaxing and peaceful days here.
The zoo’s staff later found many injuries on the head and the body of the old elephant. They are evidence that she was abused during her life. She was so tired and exhausted that she refused to eat. The poor creature never thought that she would be rescued and given a second chance for life.
The rescue team tried their best to make the elephant feel comfortable during the long trip. They keep the truck warm when it was cold and cooled down the animal when it was hot.
Sook Chai seemed to sense the kindness and sincerity of those people. The old elephant shed tears. The zoo’s staff saw her tears rolling down her face.
This beautiful yet painful scene broke the heart of all. Saving animals is never an easy job but all their efforts are worth it. These poor creatures can finally live the life that they are supposed to do.
They captured those touching moments and shared the video on the Internet. It has grasped the attention of millions of people over the world. It touched the deepest parts of their hearts.
In the video description, they shared:
“Sook Jai was lucky enough to be found by a caring soul who wanted to help to change her life. She was twice lucky when Joan Baez chose to help SookJai live cr.uelty-free for the rest of her life.”