A known animal lover, actress Jacqueline Fernandez expressed her happiness over a successful rescue operation of an old elephant from Satara district in Maharashtra.
Gajraj, the 63-year-old tusker was held in chains as a tourist attraction at a temple in the Maharashtra town for the last 50 years.
His tusks had been chopped off and the beast was in agony due to abscesses on his hind quarters and elbows with mental distress caused by social isolation and continuous abuse in captivity.
On hearing about the plight of the old elephant, Jacqueline Fernandez was deeply moved and the news of the animal's rescue came as relief for the actress, who took to Twitter to express her happiness.
"Just heard Gajraj (the 63 yr old elephant held in chains) will soon get treatment & proper shelter. Thank you, @SMungantiwar sir! @PetaIndia," she tweeted.
Jacqueline has recently taken up the cause against the testing of cosmetic products on animals and also plans to take 'Forever Against Animal Testing' (FAAT) campaign to the United Nations.
The gorgeous actress will be next seen in a slew of entertaining films such as A Gentleman – Sundar, Susheel, Risky alongside Sidharth Malhotra, Judwaa 2 with Varun Dhawan and Drive opposite Sushant Singh Rajput.