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The woman trying to save India's tortured temple elephants

Updated: Oct 26, 2020

Read the inspiring story of a woman's efforts to save India's ceremonial elephants.

We loved reading Sangiita Iyer's story on BBC News. This courageous lady has been helping ceremonial elephants, used in temples across India for parades and festivals. If you thought that those elephants are loved and treated well, think again!!

"So many elephants had ghastly wounds on their hips, massive tumours and blood oozing out of their ankles, because chains had cut into their flesh and many of them were blind," Iyer told the BBC.

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