March 20, 2013
Rescue of Elephant Mali Done By Jacqueline Fernandez
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has come out in support of an ailing elephant that is at Manila Zoo and has requested the government to shift her to a sanctuary.
After many B-town celebrities working for the cause, it is actress Jacqueline Fernandez who has come out in support of an ailing elephant that is at Manila Zoo and has requested the government to shift her to a sanctuary. On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia, Jacqueline has sent a letter to William John T. Perera, consulate general of the Philippines in Colombo, Sri Lanka, requesting him to do everything that he can to speed up the transfer of the elephant Mali from the inadequate Manila Zoo to a verdant sanctuary.
“I feel a genuine kinship with Mali since we were both born in Sri Lanka. This proud native daughter has come to symbolize oppression and cruelty, things that compassionate Sri Lankans and Filipinos condemn”, writes Fernandez, who, in addition to being an award-winning actor is also a former model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006. “I hope you agree that Mali should not have to suffer any longer. Let’s give our girl a second chance at life.”
Also, a growing number of Philippine and international celebrities as well as prestigious organisations worldwide – including the Earth Island Institute, the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, Embark Sri Lanka and the World Society for the Protection of Animals – have come out in support of relocating Mali.