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Pam Anderson Makes Passionate Plea for Mali

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Pamela w. No Fur pinBeauty, brains, and a big heart for animals—Pam Anderson has it all. A long-time PETA supporter, Pam is once again standing up for animals, this time using her voice—and her undeniable charm—to help Mali. Pam recently penned a heartfelt letter to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III thanking him for his presidential directive to evaluate Mali but urging the president to do all that he can to make Mali’s transfer happen. In true Pam style, with charm and confidence, she also asks President Aquino if he’d like to join her for a night on the town in L.A.—just to discuss Mali, of course!

Mali has spent more than 36 years confined by the concrete walls of the Manila Zoo, but as Pam points out in her letter, “Mali still yearns for the life that she was meant to have.” Boon Lott‘s Elephant Sanctuary can offer Mali all the things she has missed for so many years. “We all know that elephants never forget the past, but Mali’s days in the lush Asian jungle, where she was born, must feel like a distant dream.” BLES has those things Mali can barely remember: lakes, rivers, trees, and the soft earth beneath her feet.

Maybe we can’t all have Pam’s looks, but we can have a heart as big as hers. Join Pam in asking President Aquino to give Mali the life that she deserves—the life of an elephant.

Send polite comments to:

His Excellency Benigno Aquino III
President of the Republic of the Philippines
Office of the President
Malacañang Compound
Manila, Philippines

Posted by Edwina Baier


  1. sam...
    May 7th, 2013, 5:41 am

    THAT’S WHAT I SENT I COPIED WHAT YOU GUYS TOLD ME “Mali is suffering every minute of every day—both physically and mentally. She has very serious and painful foot problems as well as other physical issues. Foot infections and arthritis are the leading causes of death among captive elephants. Elephant expert Dr. Mel Richardson says that Mali’s condition is worsening and that she may die prematurely if she remains in the Manila Zoo.Elephants are social animals, and female elephants in the wild never leave the herd. Mali has been alone in a barren concrete enclosure for three decades—she is suffering and needs to be in a sanctuary that can provide her with expert care and other elephants to socialize with in a natural environment.
    There have been no remarkable or acceptable improvements in Mali’s condition, despite the hollow words of zoo and city officials. She is still suffering in a tiny enclosure without the care of elephant experts. She is still denied the lakes, rivers, trees, and acres of land of her natural environment.
    Zoos all around the world are transferring their elephants to sanctuaries and reserves. Zoos with much larger budgets and better facilities are moving away from keeping elephants because they realize that captivity is so detrimental to these highly complex social animals.
    Mali deserves the chance to be healthy and happy. She would enjoy hundreds of acres at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, along with the company of her own kind. A natural environment with ponds and streams and opportunities for foraging is something that every elephant is born to have. Please give Mali the chance to enjoy what is hers—please help send Mali to a sanctuary now!



  2. PETA Asia-Pacific...
    May 7th, 2013, 2:51 pm

    Hi Sam, this is great! thank you so much for your continuing support!

  3. sam...
    May 7th, 2013, 4:37 pm

    thank you alot :)

  4. kjell aage harkestad...
    May 7th, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Please let Mali go,every living beeing needs to be free! I did see her in Manila Zoo late 2011,she did not lock happy.Let her have the rest of her life in a better place,please help send Mali to a sanctuary,PLEASE !

    Sincerely Kjell Aage Harkestad

  5. mark glasser...
    May 8th, 2013, 3:28 am

    You need to care for these majestic animals

  6. tye...
    May 8th, 2013, 3:45 am

    Please help this beautiful elephant. She deserves to live her life free and in the sunshine.

  7. Larry Grazier...
    May 8th, 2013, 4:52 am

    hope this works for you.

  8. nannette ames...
    May 8th, 2013, 6:28 am

    Please free Mali She has suffered enough She deserves to be healthy and well and happy and not locked up

  9. Al...
    May 8th, 2013, 7:32 am

    Please release Mali the elephant to a sanctuary where she would have a much better quality of life.

    Thank you.

  10. debbie dunn...
    May 9th, 2013, 9:12 pm

    Please release Mali the Elephant! She deserves to live life free and peacefully! Please do the right thing!

  11. silvana...
    May 10th, 2013, 3:12 am

    Aiutiamo gli elefanti!!!

  12. kristin dicioccio...
    July 3rd, 2013, 12:39 pm

    I hope Mali is freed but until then, can the people of this country boycott the zoo? if the money isnt coming in maybe that will make them listen. to see people taunting her and laughing is heartbreaking. Please dont go to this zoo! or country as it seems heartless mayors rule all.Very sad people.

  13. Marilyn Dallyn...
    August 10th, 2013, 10:00 am

    set her free.

  14. Marilyn Gibson...
    August 10th, 2013, 3:32 pm

    This cruel and unjust society who thinks they have the right to incarcerate this magnificent animal deserves to have the whole world against them for this !!! Please free MALI to a sanctuary where she is safe but free !!

  15. phyllis mootz...
    November 12th, 2013, 1:21 am

    Mali Is around 36 years old now and the past Is over but let’s let her begin again and a new world for the grass in the river is done with friends she needs friends most of all because they are social animals please do this for her

  16. Ruth Tekell...
    January 25th, 2014, 1:10 am

    I would like to know the outcome of Pam’s letter.

  17. PETA Asia-Pacific...
    February 3rd, 2014, 3:51 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    Unfortunately President Aquino turned down Pamela Anderson’s invitation to meet and speak about Mali’s plight. Mali still remains in Manila Zoo suffering every day while a place for her is available in a sanctuary in Thailand. PETA continue to spread awareness about Mali’s situation and urge the government to release her from the concrete pen she has spent most of her life in. You can help Mali by sending a polite letter requesting that the government take immediate action to ensure Mali is transferred to:
    His Excellency Benigno Aquino III
    President of the Republic of the Philippines
    Office of the President
    Malacañang Compound
    Manila, Philippines

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