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Dr. Jane Goodall: “The Manila Zoo Has Failed Mali”

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President Benigno Aquino III has received a personal letter from world-renowned animal conservation expert Dr. Jane Goodall. Goodall wrote to the president to support his directive that orders that Mali—the lone elephant suffering without veterinary care at the Manila Zoo—be reviewed and considered for transfer to a sanctuary. In the letter, Goodall emphasizes the importance of transferring Mali as soon as possible so that she can finally receive proper veterinary care and enjoy the companionship of other elephants.

Jane Goodall's letter for Mali, Manila ZooWant to join Dr. Goodall in speaking up for Mali? Sign the petition now! It only takes 30 seconds and it would make a world of difference to Mali. If you want to do more to help, please check out this list of suggestions.

Posted by Jason Baker


  1. Chi Hsu...
    September 20th, 2012, 2:51 pm

    Great to see this – hopefully some of us activists will also use our anger productively and take the time to write personally to the President like Jane has done. Unfortunately most governments tend to not want to touch an issue if there will be an economic impact so it will be hard to inform as many Filipinos as possible that animals are trapped if they keep visiting the zoo.

  2. Allan Yorkowitz...
    September 24th, 2012, 1:27 am

    To: His Excellency Benigo Aquino III:

    Please consider Jane Goodall’s letter. Her work has been noted world wide for decades.

    Thank you,
    Allan Yorkowitz

  3. jaya...
    September 24th, 2012, 7:02 pm

    For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

    pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

    return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

    the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

  4. chris Schneebeli...
    September 24th, 2012, 11:50 pm

    please help this poor elephant NOW BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE !
    Thank you

  5. Janice Wolski...
    September 25th, 2012, 8:33 am

    I am glad the esteemed Dr. Jane Goodall is joining the thousands who have petitioned for Mali the Elephant’s release. We cannot even fathom how that elephant has suffered. Go stand in a room…and now do not leave for over three decades. No other elephants for company. She is being broken spiritually, psychologically and physically (feet are bad and no basic blood work). When I think of the Manila Zoo, I think of extreme animal abuse. What else would you call it?

  6. Yttevya...
    September 25th, 2012, 10:12 am

    All living beings are born with the right to be free.

  7. KC Caraos...
    October 2nd, 2012, 3:07 pm

    PNoy, you’re crazy if you don’t consider this.

  8. Muriel Servaege...
    November 28th, 2012, 1:29 am

    This poor elephant badly needs our help. Every creature on this planet was born to be free, not to belong to people to make money.

  9. Valérie Pichon-Rupp...
    November 28th, 2012, 3:58 am

    Pease, respect for animal!

  10. Anna Paula...
    November 28th, 2012, 8:28 am

    Por favor Dr. esperamos sua compreensão e bom senso.

  11. chander kumar soni...
    November 29th, 2012, 12:23 am


  12. Anne Grice...
    November 29th, 2012, 11:12 am

    How much more cruelty does this elephant have to endure at this zoo. At least if you release this elephant your people can still see her in a new better enviornment which is better than her dying and then no one can see her again!!

    Please end this cruelty and free her for your people’s sake.

  13. LaVene Conerly...
    November 30th, 2012, 7:36 pm

    Set the Elephant FREE!!! Set her free NOW!!! I would like to see you be treated like you treat her! There are people who want to help her, let them, set her Free!
    I think we all need to pray for her! I can not help with money cause I have little myself. And I don’t TRUST anyone to do what I say with the money I would send!!!
    But, PLEASE Set her Free!!! I think there is an Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, in the United States of America! I don’t know if they would be able to take her or not, but it is worth a try!
    Sincerely, LaVerne

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