A recent news article reported:

This half-blind elephant has finally been rescued after he spent 50 years being locked up and illegally forced to take part in wedding ceremonies. 

Concerned animal lovers apparently spotted the ailing three-and-half tonne jumbo, named Sanjay, tied up with spiked chains by his cruel captors.

Government authorities in India tracked down the 'gentle giant' and with the help of an animal sanctuary managed to swoop in and rescue him.

Vets said the 50-year-old animal had likely spent his entire life being coerced into performing at weddings and parties under threat of violence.

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