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Mali the World's Loneliest Elephant Wants to Pack Her Trunk and Go to Thailand After 33 YEARS on Her Own

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Campaigners are calling on the Filipino government to free the country's only elephant and allow her to be sent to Thailand to spend her final years among her own kin after three decades of solitude.

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Joe R (190)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:26 am
So cruel!!!

Laurie H (817)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:33 am
I'm familiar with this story through Peta. This has been a very sad, heartbreaking problem for this elephant. Imagine 33 Years ALONE without any of her own kind!!!---something has to finally happen to help!!!!~

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:52 am
notato Jill !!!! so sad!!! so cruel!!!! i hope with all my heart that be free , completely for ever!!!! poor angioletto !!!!!! she had suffered too much in her life!!!! grazie Jill!!!!!

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:22 pm
How cruel to be held all alone in a small enclosure for 33 years! What is wrong with the Filipino people that they refuse to open their eyes to this situation? Thanks to Jill for posting this.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:36 pm
Did they just want to make her suffer like they suffered when Ferdinand Marcos was President of that country?
I guess that they have forgotten that!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday February 4, 2013, 12:34 am
Poor Mali, she needs to be with other elephants in a sanctuary somewhere. I remember when I was a child, visiting our zoo. There was a hippo there, all alone in a small concrete enclosure with a dirty pool; there was a sign saying he'd been there for 44 years. A woman nearby said, "he doesn't look very happy, does he?" I said to her, "you wouldn't be happy if you'd been locked up in there for 44 years, would you?". The stupid b***h didn't know what to say, she walked away. Wild animals need to be free, they are not for our entertainment. Thanks Jill.

P A (117)
Monday February 4, 2013, 2:59 am
Poor Mali - how can any allegedly 'civilised' country do this to an animal - particularly one as highly intelligent as an elephant! I do hope the poor darling can re-integrate with a herd and hasn't gone quite mad with suffering and loneliness. As she was taken from her family at the age of three then she won't have learned all she needs to be with other elephants - poor little soul.

Caroline S (78)
Monday February 4, 2013, 3:55 am
This makes me so sad and so angry. I just can't understand, how can people let this elephant live,alone, for 33 years, (33 years!! )in this small enclosure, and sleep well at night ?

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday February 4, 2013, 3:59 am
Poor Mali - very sad.

Autumn S (151)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:10 am
Oh Poor Mail :( this makes me very sad, alone for all that time. She needs to be free!!

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:15 am
Noted - an organisation needs to go in and rescue her - beat those that are keeping her senseless and take her to some sanctuary - how could this have gone on for all this time and how come nothing was done about it then. This poor elephant - I firmly believe that humans that do these things were not created by God - they were sent by Satan himself because they are wicked, callous, cruel and savage.

Veronique L (209)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:21 am
Such a sad life...noted!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:28 am
Noted. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Mali. Unforgiveable that she has been languishing in this souless and cold pit for 33 years. That is way too long. These zoos should not be operational. This particular zoo needs to be red flagged. Thanks to everyone who signed countless petitions and sent emails on her behalf!!!

Cindy Rhodes (106)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:38 am
this so very sad!!

Danuta W (1250)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:44 am

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:45 am
Hidious, Horrible :-((( Sad for this Intelligent, Social Creature: Mali.


Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:47 am
Let this lonely animal be with her own kind.

Kathleen G (118)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:58 am
They have imprisoned her body and soul in isolation for 33 years.This is extremely cruel.Hasn't she suffered enough for the entertainmemt of stupid people who support these houses of horror?? She must be sent to live her remaining days with others of her kind who will comfort her.She needs to feel grass under her poor tortured feet and know what life really is,instead of the hell she has endured.For what to make a kid smile??

Tanya W (65)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:28 am
Noted and praying for sanctuary for Mali. May you finally get the life you deserve darling girl!!!

Simone D (1462)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:31 am

Thank you Jill for the update about the poor girl xxxx

Louise G (1)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:25 am
Horrible and heartbreaking! Noted.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:53 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:10 pm
Lets hope that this sweet elephant will finally leave that awful prison and go to thailand thid year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:52 pm
Very hopeful that this will happen for Mali this year, she deserves to be happy in her last days on earth! So very sad how some humans treat her terribly for years of profit, this is the least they can do for Mali now! Thanks Jill for posting!

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:39 pm
Noted Tks. Jill....
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