Philippines: ‘Free elephant,’ Morrissey asks President Aquino ahead of Manila concert
British Pop icon, Morrissey, ahead of a concert in the Philippines, has asked President Benigno Aquino to free an elephant at the Manila Zoo.
He said Mali, the Asian elephant, deserved to retire at a sanctuary after spending a lifetime in a cramped enclosure.
“I ask that you send Mali to a sanctuary, where she would have room to roam and be able to be among other members of her own species,” Morrissey wrote, according to Agence France-Presse.
“Her life consists of extreme loneliness, boredom and isolation in an area that is a fraction of the size of her natural habitat,” he said in a letter to the president.