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PETA calls for elephant's transfer

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Animal rights campaigners in the Philippines will submit an online petition with 60,000 signatures to the government demanding that a neglected elephant be transferred from Manila Zoo to a sanctuary in Thailand. 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Monday said it would submit the petition to Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala to highlight their campaign for Mali the elephant to be kept in more humane conditions.

“Mali has been locked up in what amounts to no more than a prison for 35 painful years,” PETA Asia campaign manager Rochelle Regodon told The Philippine Star.

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