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Published On: Thu, May 2nd, 2013

Pamela Anderson asks Philippine President Benigno Aquino to dinner to discuss ‘Mali’ the elephant

The former Baywatch star and Playboy icon, Pamela Anderson, in an effort to have an elephant transferred out of the Manila Zoo in the Philippines, has asks the Philippine President to dinner next time he comes to the States.

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Pamela Anderson
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“Mali” is a 39-year-old elephant at the Manila Zoo and has been there its whole life.  The  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has claimed that the elephant needs to engage in activities for up to 20 hours every day, moving about and socializing with other elephants, which is not happening at the 55,000 square meters zoo.

PETA, an organization Anderson strongly supports, says, “There’s one thing that children, politicians, celebrities, animal welfare groups, and elephant experts have all agreed on: Mali needs—and deserves—to be transferred to a proper sanctuary,” says PETA Asia Campaigns Manager Rochelle Regodon.

Anderson has made a proposition to the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, III, via letter, a dinner “date” to discuss the transfer of the ailing elephant, The Manila Bulletin reports.

“Thank you for taking a strong, serious stance on her behalf by issuing a directive to consider moving her to a sanctuary. In a world filled with political self-interest, your character and integrity are inspiring,” Anderson wrote.

“Gandhi once famously said, ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ I know that the Philippines is a great nation. Should you find yourself in Los Angeles, I’d love to take you to dinner and talk more about how we can help Mali,” she added.

Manila Zoo authorities are opposed to the transfer, saying Mali is unlikely to survive the trip because of its age. Aquino has left the decision to the Department of Agriculture.

PETA notes, At a sanctuary, Mali would have hectares of land on which to roam, rivers and ponds to bathe in, the crucial company of other elephants, and veterinary care for the potentially fatal foot problems caused by her decades-long captivity. Among the prestigious individuals and organizations that have joined PETA in calling for Mali’s release are world-renowned veterinarian Dr. Henry Richardson, wildlife conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, a dozen other elephant experts, more than 50 international animal protection groups, and 20 local nongovernmental organizations.

No word as to whether Aquino will accept the “proposal”.

 

 

 

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