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Elephant that trampled mahout in Samayapuram was tortured: activists

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Why do we hold these gentle giants from the wild in captive and torture them? Why isn’t the treatment meted out to temple elephants monitored? “The elephant that trampled a mahout in Samayapuram temple was tortured. He pricked the jumbo with a nail to get her to listen to him and the elephant only reacted to his inhuman treatment”, say activists. And NO , 10- year-old Masini is a female elephant and she was not in musth, they add.

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