After Parokya Ni Edgar showed their support to PETA's campaign
, Charice and Aiza Seguerra are the latest additions to the list of celebrities who are in support of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) call to free Mali the elephant by posing for a mug shot. (See photo above.)
The said organization wants to transfer the ailing elephant, Mali, who is suffering in a desolate enclosure at the Manila Zoo to a lush sanctuary where she can finally be treated for the potentially fatal foot ailments that she has suffered for years.
"I just can't imagine how it feels for Mali to be alone and not getting the attention that Mali deserves. Not only that, she's not getting some serious and important care that she actually really needs," said Charice.
It's been said that Mali has not received any veterinary care for more than 36 years causing her to feel so much pain in her foot. Elephants are highly social animals who naturally live in herds and suffer greatly in the absence of other elephants.
"Mali has been sentenced to a life of loneliness, misery and neglect. When people all around the world are calling for Mali to be freed, in light of the suffering she has endured at the hands of the Manila Zoo, the proposal to bring in more elephants to the zoo is outrageous. They would have to endure the same cramped, concrete conditions; lack of exercise; and improper veterinary care as Mali has for the past 36 years," said Aiza.
Mali is all alone, making her transfer even more urgent.
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