Chained elephant collapses after being whipped and beaten by its cruel new ...

Horrifying moment a chained elephant collapses to the ground after being whipped and beaten by its cruel new owners in India Exhausted elephant was tied up and beaten by handlers in Kerala, southern India Giant animal is repeatedly beaten by its new owners until it falls to the ground  Shocking video has been widely shared in India where it has sparked outrage  The elephant handlers were sacked after an animal rights group complained

By James Tweedie For Mailonline

Published: 10:16 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 10:43 BST, 1 April 2019

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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

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