NEW DELHI (AP) — An animal rights group says a 14-year-old elephant is still being abused despite a 2012 appeal by former Beatle Paul McCartney.

The Indian government had ordered the elephant, named Sunder, returned to the wild after McCartney highlighted its plight during a 2012 trip to India.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says a local politician instead took Sunder home and shackled him outside a poultry shed. The group released a video that it said showed Sunder in December, writhing in pain and struggling to stand as a handler struck him with a pole.

Calls to the local politician were not immediately returned.

14-year-old elephant Sunder stands chained outside a poultry shed in Kolhapur, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The Indian government had ordered the elephant returned to the wild after Paul McCartney highlighted the animal's plight during a 2012 trip to India. Instead, PETA said, a local politician took Sunder home and shackled him outside a poultry shed. Pic: AP.