Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson has written to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III urging the Philippines government to transfer a 39-year-old Sri Lankan elephant named Mali, from the municipal zoo to a sanctuary.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has released a letter Anderson has sent the President, News point Africa reported.
Mali was donated by Sri Lanka in 1980 and is presently living at the 5.5-hectare Manila Zoo.
PETA has been campaigning for Mali’s relocation. However, Manila zoo officials have said that the animal is in good state and is being taken care of.
Pamela Anderson is a huge supporter of PETA. However, she is not the only one in the list of supporters for Mali’s relocation. There are also a number of experts and animal rights activists who want Mali’s transfer and have urged for the same.
In a recent statement by PETA, it was said that Mali has been brutally deprived of socialization, stimulus, space to discover and explore, and everything else that is naturally significant for its growth.