This tearful story made the world gasp. Hard to believe how cruel people can be. I have never seen an elephant being so thin. It is believed that Raju has been captured and sold when he was j`ust a calf. The poachers either slaughter the mother, or they drive the herd into traps that are small enough only for the babies to fall into. The mother cries for her baby for days after he’s been stolen, it is a sickening trade. Elephants are very intelligent animals, proven to have feelings like grief and joy, so it is simply heart-breaking trying to imagine what it’s been like to live the was Raju did for half a century. People have to know and end the cruelty. Let’s stop being indifferent. If those tourists spoke up earlier, Raju could’ve been set free many years ago. In different cultures elephant is a symbol of Reliability, Dignity, Power, Royalty, Pride, Happiness, Longevity, Good luck, so why not treat this animal with respect?