After a two-year-long campaign to free an abused elephant named Sunder in India, animal advocates have finally have a reason to celebrate. A ruling yesterday at Bombay's High Court dictates that Sunder must be moved from the dismal holding pen where he lives now to a sanctuary.
Once given as a gift to a temple in Kolhapur, India, Sunder was abused for six years before the government ordered him to be retired to a sanctuary. But that "sanctuary" proved no better -- a PETA campaign filmed handlers abusing him there, too.
Now, PETA announced that Sunder will be transferred to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Bangalore -- much to the excitement of commenters on Twitter.
Here are some of the reaction's to Sunder's newfound freedom: