Monday, February 4, 2013
Help Send the World's Loneliest Elephant to Thailand
Target: Philippines President Benigno Aquino
Sponsored by: Susan V
Mali the elephant has spent 33 lonely years in a concrete pen in the Philippines, and it's killing her. But still the government won't allow her to go to a better place.
Torn from her family at age three, she was sent to Manila as a gift to then-President Ferdinand Marcos. She has since lived three decades of her life at the capital city's zoo isolated from other elephants, with only a small pool for entertainment. She suffers from severe depression and damage to her feet, the leading cause of death to zoo elephants.
President Benigno Aquino said Mali should be examined to see if she's well enough to travel, even though we already know staying will kill her.
Acitivists insist Mali's transfer not be delayed any longer and say the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre will take Mali as soon as the Filipino Government will let her go.
Please ask President Aquino to let Mali go - asap!
Allow sentient life forms to live, breathe, feed, procreate, and die as nature intended, not as humans dictate.
~D-D Davin 02/04/13