Manila Zoo elephant Mali’s transfer to Thailand backed by Congress

Maricel Cruz of Manila Standard Today reports that on Wednesday, January 30, "the House Committee on Natural Resources adopted several resolutions filed at the Lower House allowing the transfer of 38-year-old Mali, the elephant cooped up at the Manila Zoo, to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand."

Maricel Cruz of Manila Standard Today reports that on Wednesday, January 30, "the House Committee on Natural Resources adopted several resolutions filed at the Lower House allowing the transfer of 38-year-old Mali, the elephant cooped up at the Manila Zoo, to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand."

The report noted: "The committee led by Rep. Rodel Batocabe passed House Resolutions 2530, 2885 and 2937 authored, respectively, by Rep. Anthony Golez Jr. of Bacolod City, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, and Gabriela Reps. Luz Ilagan and Emmi de Jesus. The resolutions stress that there is no sanctuary in the Philippines that can take care of an elephant."

 

The report explained that "the People for the Ethical Treatment of  Animals (PETA) has offered to pay for the transfer of Mali to the sanctuary in Thailand, where she can have adequate care from elephant experts."

 

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