Pamela Anderson has fired off an open letter begging an Indian politician to save an abused elephant which has been chained up at a local temple.
Anderson, a long time advocate of animal rights admits she was “in tears” upon hearing the story of Sunder, a baby elephant which has suffered cuts and injuries after allegedly being mistreated at the Jyotiba Temple in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
In the letter, Anderson urges Vinay Kore, a member of the legislative assembly to rescue the animal and transfer it to a sanctuary.
On behalf of PETA, Pam writes, “I am in tears over the plight of the little elephant, Sunder, who you so kindly gave to Jyotiba Temple with the best of intentions… He is the age of one of my sons, and as sensitive as anyone’s child.”
“Sunder must be rescued without delay. May everyone, including me, count on you, please, to save this youngster?”
Earlier this month during his Olympic opening ceremonies rehearsals, Paul McCartney issued an urgent appeal to Indian authorities demanding action.