Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

FREE MALI

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like xgfmusic's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike xgfmusic's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add xgfmusic's video to your playlist.

Published on Apr 29, 2013

I hope this letter finds you all well. I'm writing to you from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia to request your support for our campaign to free Mali, the lonely and miserable elephant at the Manila Zoo in the Philippines.

To give you some background information, Mali was taken as a nursing baby from Sri Lanka in 1977 and has spent about 36 years in a small concrete pen—and over three decades without another elephant for a companion. Her days of running and playing in the lush Asian jungle with other elephants must feel like a distant dream. But that may all be about to change, thanks to the help of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, who recently issued a directivestating that Mali should be transferred to a sanctuary after an evaluation of her health.

In spite of the presidential directive and the support more than half of the Philippine Senate, letters and cards from thousands of Metro Manila school children, supportive statements from many celebrities and religious leaders, and the backing of more than a dozen elephant experts (I have attached two letters), the Manila Zoo is doing everything it can to delay Mali's transfer. Would you be willing to support the initiative to free Mali by posting about the campaign on your Twitter and Facebook pages?

Since elephants are such social, herd-oriented animals, no zoological association approves of housing female elephants alone because of the physiological suffering that it causes them. In addition, as a result of more than three decades without proper veterinary care, Mali is suffering from painful and potentially fatal foot problems, which are the number one killer of captive elephants. Despite the very real risk to Mali's life, the Manila Zoo is still failing to provide her with much-needed veterinary care.

PETA has secured a place for Mali at a sanctuary that will let her have acres to roam, rivers to bathe in, fresh vegetation to eat, foraging opportunities, the company of many other elephants, and, of course, the care of elephant experts 24 hours a day.

There are a few easy ways in which you can help that will have a big impact:
· Tweet or post a link to our action alert calling for Manila officials to take action for Mali: http://ow.ly/hNsjT. Don't forget to use the hashtag #FreeMali for Twitter.
· Get mugged! Fill your name in on this mug-shot sign, and snap a quick photo of yourself holding it:http://ow.ly/jGTSc. Post the photo on Facebook or Twitter. Dozens of Philippines celebrities have already done this.
· "Like" our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on the campaign.

Thank you so much for your support.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Advertisement
Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to