Last 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" so reported.
The report also 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."
According to PETA, they have secured a place for Mali at a sanctuary in Thailand, where she could have acres to roam, rivers to bathe in, fresh vegetation to eat, foraging opportunities, the company of many other elephants, and, of course, the care of elephant experts 24 hours a day.
So, with these we brought the kids to Manila Zoo to have them wave their last farewell to the ailing elephant.