Mali. She is the lonely elephant who has spent every day for 35 years in a concrete enclosure at the Manila Zoo. (See previous: https://fightforrhinos.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/mali/) Suffering from severe foot problems, an effect of the constant concrete beneath her, and severe depression, she has a new home available. There has been a place secured for her at a sanctuary in Thailand. So what IS the holdup?
Veterinary and wildlife experts have assessed her condition and deemed it necessary and appropriate for her move. Foot problems for elephants is the leading cause for their death in captivity. In addition she exhibits signs of severe stress and mental suffering from her isolation.
The campaign to free Mali has been going on for sometime now. It has picked up momentum, with both celebrities and average citizens alike joining the movement. It seems purely political at this point. The Zoo and Filipino government seem to be digging in their heels by constantly finding ways to stall the move.
Mali’s suffering has brought much-needed attention to the fragile condition of elephants in captivity, and will hopefully set precedence for the lives of the many others who are in the same situation as this gentle soul.
Please help Mali and other elephants. Keep the pressure on.
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