CBCP backs PETA’s clamor to get elephant out of Manila Zoo

Jocelyn R. Uy of The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that "in a letter to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said the Church hierarchy was sending its strong support for the group’s call transfer of 36-year-old Mali, Manila Zoo's only elephant, to a sanctuary where she would be freed from ’years of boredom and misery.’"

Jocelyn R. Uy of The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that "in a letter to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said the Church hierarchy was sending its strong support for the group’s call transfer of 36-year-old Mali, Manila Zoo's only elephant, to a sanctuary where she would be freed from ’years of boredom and misery.’"

 

The report quoted Palma’s letter, which read: "It is my ardent wish that this initiative be done at the soonest time possible. She might have a few years to live but these remaining years will be more expressive of man's compassion towards God's other creatures." The report noted that Palma also revealed he was "glad to learn that the Philippines would soon join other countries around the world in closing down their elephant exhibits in zoos."

 

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