Published On: Sun, Jul 21st, 2013

Paul McCartney joins the call for the ‘Mali the Elephant’ tranfer from the Manila Zoo

Singer-songwriter, Sir Paul McCartney is the latest celebrity, Filipino or international, to make a public call for the transfer of Mali the Elephant from the Manila Zoo to Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand.

Public domain image/ Jackpollock at the wikipedia project

Public domain image/ Jackpollock at the wikipedia project

According to a PETA-Asia press release, the former Beatle sent a letter to President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines asking him to move forward with Mali’s transfer to a sanctuary.

“I am writing to add my voice to the many others who are supporting the transfer of Mali… as soon as possible. Every single day that she remains in the zoo, Mali suffers,” he said.

“I have great regard for governments that intervene on behalf of animals, just as yours did with the May 2012 directive ordering that Mali be evaluated and considered for transfer. That said, time is passing and it has been more than a year since that directive was issued — yet Mali’s seems no closer to enjoying her well deserved retirement at an approved sanctuary,” he said.

McCartney joins other notable celebs in calling for the transfer of the pachyderm to include Pamela Anderson, Morrisey and numerous Filipino celebrities like Marian Rivera.

PETA had long been lobbying for the transfer of Mali to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand where he can freely roam large reservations with other pachyderms.

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