Guys, have you heard of Mali? For those who haven't been checking local animal news lately, she's an Indian elephant that's currently staying in Manila Zoo, and she's been getting a lot of attention but not because she can do some crazy carnival-grade stunts. You see, the folks over at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are currently petitioning for Mali's transfer to a better animal sanctuary in Thailand.
According to PETA, the gentle giant is lonely and needs company. We couldn't blame them if they feel that way since Mali's been in solitary confinement for about 36 years now. But that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as her woes go. PETA also says that she's experiencing a lot of other problems, which includes staying in a cramped enclosure with sub-par living conditions, as well as having foot problems that need medical care A-S-A-P.
The thing is, the Manila Zoo isn't too keen on releasing Mali. Why? Two reasons:
- They say they can actually take good care of her and;
- at Mali's age, 38, they think she might not survive the trip
Which, of course, PETA and its supporters think is a load of elephant dung. (More on this on the gallery below)
So it looks like Mali's still down on her luck. But we dare say, at least for today, masuwerte siya! Because more and more celebrities are joining the free Mali coalition, including FHM cover girls Sanya Smith, Geneva Cruz, Amanda Griffin, Daiana Menezes, and Ornusa Cadness. These girls posed, bared skin, and gave their support for Mali's cause!
Ikaw na, Mali!
Talk about going all out for Mali!
We also managed to get these lovely ladies to spill their two-cents' worth regarding the issue, and, to no surprise, they have a lot to say! Check it all out below, as well as their solo, mala-fan sign poses for you and Mali.
PHOTOS: MAJOY SIASON AND PETA