An excessive act of cruelty involving the friendly giant and its cruel new handler in Kerala, India was filmed and shared online outraging 100,000 viewers and counting.
The tied up elephant can be seen in the footage being beaten by at least two handlers who use metal poles to beat its legs and side. The exhausted and hurt animal is then seen dropping to the ground to which the two men continue whipping and beating it.
At one point, one of the men jabs its foot in what appears to be an attempt to force the elephant to stand up. However, the attempt failed and the animal was whacked again.
It is believed the cruel handlers have been sacked after complaints to forestry officials were made by animal rights activists.