By James Tweedie For Mailonline
Published: 10:16 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 10:43 BST, 1 April 2019
This is the shocking moment handlers mercilessly beat a tied up elephant with long metal poles and the tired animal lies down as the blows rain down on it.
The incident took place in the district of Thrissur in the southern Indian state of Kerala when a former temple elephant was filmed being brutally beaten and jabbed at by its new owners in footage that has caused outrage.
The horrifying footage was