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2013-01-24 08:55:06 AM
A PETA campaign? Without naked women? Say it ain't so!
 
2013-01-24 09:27:22 AM
Holy crap, poor thing...hope this succeeds.

[ihasasad.jog]
 
2013-01-24 09:28:52 AM
PETA does more damage to the animal welfare movement than a slaughterhouse and a chain of steak restaurants. Seriously, look them up, their track record on animal welfare is horrendous.
 
2013-01-24 09:29:09 AM
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submitter finally has a heart
 
2013-01-24 09:29:39 AM
Morrissey supports it? I'll send PETA $100.
 
2013-01-24 09:32:06 AM
Except that, knowing PETA, they'll probably just decide the elephant is too expensive to help and euthanize it.

/Fark PETA
 
2013-01-24 09:36:46 AM
If PETA were the slightest bit effective, this poor animal wouldn't have been kept like that for 3 decades!!!
 
2013-01-24 09:41:33 AM
That is SO SAD! Elephants are social creatures, and while human keepers took care of her they can't take the place of her own elephant kind.

I hope she can be successfully repatriated in Thailand.
 
2013-01-24 09:43:55 AM
I can't help but think that since it has been in captivity for most of it's life, and the article says it is ailing due to age, that once released it will be dead within a few days either from it's throat getting ripped out by predators, starving (because it might not know how to feed itself), or maybe some sort of slow, painful death by some disease or infection.

/nature is ugly
//PETA never has the animals best interest in mind
 
2013-01-24 09:50:26 AM

Burr: I can't help but think that since it has been in captivity for most of it's life, and the article says it is ailing due to age, that once released it will be dead within a few days either from it's throat getting ripped out by predators, starving (because it might not know how to feed itself), or maybe some sort of slow, painful death by some disease or infection.

/nature is ugly
//PETA never has the animals best interest in mind


I should add that I hope it is put on a Nature Preserve or something like that where it can be looked after, instead of just "thrown back into the wild"
Of course, knowing PETA, a nature preserve is probably just another form of captivity to them.
 
2013-01-24 09:50:41 AM

Burr: I can't help but think that since it has been in captivity for most of it's life, and the article says it is ailing due to age, that once released it will be dead within a few days either from it's throat getting ripped out by predators, starving (because it might not know how to feed itself), or maybe some sort of slow, painful death by some disease or infection.

/nature is ugly
//PETA never has the animals best interest in mind


She won't be released into the wild. If you go the Thai Elephant Conservation website you can see that it looks a lot more like a farm then wilderness and open to visitors. She would have trees and dirt and company, and humans to feed her.
 
2013-01-24 09:52:31 AM
Do elephants have "toenails"? I know elephants don't have toes, but it really looks like some nails.
 
2013-01-24 09:55:06 AM
Not a good idea.
The other elephants will ostracize and reject this strange, solitary creature. Probably kill him.
 
2013-01-24 09:59:08 AM
I has a big grey sad.
 
2013-01-24 10:03:48 AM

doubled99: Not a good idea.
The other elephants will ostracize and reject this strange, solitary creature. Probably kill him.


Swine are known to do this. They single out the weak/sick in a pen and will more or less bite it to death. Happens to at least one swine per pen of 30 it seems (at least by my own experience).
 
2013-01-24 10:05:07 AM
30 years? We had one here for over 40 years that was eventually released into a sanctuary, which, by all accounts, was the best thing that could have happened to her. So, yeah, this needs to happen.

Geez, it got dusty in here all of a sudden.
 
2013-01-24 10:05:19 AM
Terribly sad. I hope they can arrange transport for the old gal.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:12 AM
Elephants are smart, social, (dangerous) and I think they're teh CUTENESS!

Why does it take ecoterrorist idiots like peda to realize this needs to happen?
 
2013-01-24 10:11:13 AM
Man's capacity for cruelty never ceases to amaze me.
 
2013-01-24 10:14:27 AM
Actually if you look at an elephants skeleton you can see that it does have toes. Due to the extreme size the foot has become more like a pillar base. They actually look like they are walking on thier toes with most of the weight being borne by a thick pad under the heel.
 
2013-01-24 10:14:34 AM

angrymonday: Man's capacity for cruelty never ceases to amaze me.

Mali was torn from her mother in Sri Lanka at the age of three and sent to the Philippines as a gift to then-president Ferdinand Marcos in 1977.


One of History's assholes.
That Explains it.
 
2013-01-24 10:16:24 AM

onyxruby: PETA does more damage to the animal welfare movement than a slaughterhouse and a chain of steak restaurants. Seriously, look them up, their track record on animal welfare is horrendous.


Yeah. I'm a vegetarian and a fairly accomplished troll, if I do say so myself, but PETA is a professional trolling operation that uses vegetarianism (etc.) as their schtick, and they're annoyingly good at it. We'd be further along on animal rights as a culture if they'd never existed.
 
2013-01-24 10:19:38 AM
Was about to raise the same objection about this poor things ability to survive the wild that others have but apparently the place they want to send her is essentially just a really nice zoo with a more natural environment and other elephants. She would still be cared for by humans.

Hope it works out.
 
2013-01-24 10:27:40 AM
She's going to fit right in
 
2013-01-24 10:28:11 AM

phalaeo: Terribly sad. I hope they can arrange transport for the old gal.


This is a case of PETA, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Do you have any idea of the amount of joy this elephant has brought to the children of the Philippines over the past 33 years?

Hi, military brat here. My family was stationed in the Philippines 31 years ago. Mila was the first elephant my baby sister (she was 7) ever saw.

Hey PETA, how about you spend your money wisely. Improve the elephant habitat and import a few freinds instead of stripping the country of it's only elephant.
 
2013-01-24 10:34:48 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: angrymonday: Man's capacity for cruelty never ceases to amaze me.

Mali was torn from her mother in Sri Lanka at the age of three and sent to the Philippines as a gift to then-president Ferdinand Marcos in 1977.

One of History's assholes.
That Explains it.


This is almost exactly what I came here to say.
 
2013-01-24 10:45:11 AM

trickymoo: Do elephants have "toenails"? I know elephants don't have toes, but it really looks like some nails.


They sure do, that big foot is actually their toes pressed together such that their toe pads merge. Oddly enough, I learned that as a kid from Warner Brother's cartoons, and later verified it with Zoobooks.
 
2013-01-24 10:46:30 AM

megarian: I has a big grey sad.


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2013-01-24 10:46:57 AM

pxsteel: This is a case of PETA, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Do you have any idea of the amount of joy this elephant has brought to the children of the Philippines over the past 33 years?


Who the fark cares?

Hi, military brat here. My family was stationed in the Philippines 31 years ago. Mila was the first elephant my baby sister (she was 7) ever saw.

Who the fark cares?

Hey PETA, how about you spend your money wisely. Improve the elephant habitat and import a few freinds instead of stripping the country of it's only elephant.

Who the fark cares?

You're a horrible person. I hope you and your baby sister get cancer.
 
2013-01-24 10:47:41 AM

Burr: I can't help but think that since it has been in captivity for most of it's life, and the article says it is ailing due to age, that once released it will be dead within a few days either from it's throat getting ripped out by predators, starving (because it might not know how to feed itself), or maybe some sort of slow, painful death by some disease or infection.

/nature is ugly
//PETA never has the animals best interest in mind


Having actually been to the "Manila Zoo" (that is just way funnier than you know), I would have to say any of the above options are probably better than the life that poor animal had. If PETA is aware of this zoos existence and is only worried about the elephant they are seriously flawed.
 
2013-01-24 10:49:38 AM

Mr Guy: trickymoo: Do elephants have "toenails"? I know elephants don't have toes, but it really looks like some nails.

They sure do, that big foot is actually their toes pressed together such that their toe pads merge. Oddly enough, I learned that as a kid from Warner Brother's cartoons, and later verified it with Zoobooks.


I'll be dipped.

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Looks like someone is getting a mani-pedi before her big trip!
 
2013-01-24 11:02:05 AM
I forgot what I came here to say.
 
2013-01-24 11:02:23 AM
Me too in this case subby. I'm an anti-circus (with animals) and an anti-small private zoo and anti-marine park (Marine Land Canada at Niagara Falls is abusing the animals) guy. I hate the fact that wild animals are being abused in this manner and would like to see an all out boycott on any public display for money in North America that uses wild animals (tigers, lions, elephants). It's just wrong.
 
2013-01-24 11:04:27 AM
It's too bad PETA is so obnoxious, because this is the sort of thing I don't see how anyone with a shred of feeling in their hearts could not support.
 
2013-01-24 11:08:35 AM

pxsteel: phalaeo: Terribly sad. I hope they can arrange transport for the old gal.

This is a case of PETA, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Do you have any idea of the amount of joy this elephant has brought to the children of the Philippines over the past 33 years?

Hi, military brat here. My family was stationed in the Philippines 31 years ago. Mila was the first elephant my baby sister (she was 7) ever saw.

Hey PETA, how about you spend your money wisely. Improve the elephant habitat and import a few freinds instead of stripping the country of it's only elephant.


Considering that the zoo isn't spending the money to bring in proper staff, build better habits, etc. No. If a country wants to have a zoo, they need to be willing to spend the money to maintain a humane one. Otherwise they are just a massive version of the "my kids want a puppy, I'm getting them a puppy, but I'm not spending ANY money on a shelter, training classes, decent food, or trips to the vet. that stupid dog can sit outside chained to the pole. how dare you tell me how to take care of MY dog?"
 
2013-01-24 11:15:55 AM
A team has already been assembled:

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2013-01-24 11:17:43 AM
So according to tfa elephants in captivity rarely live more than 20 years, yet this one is now 36 years old because she's so mistreated? So we should mistreat all captive elephants so they can live longer? I guess I'm missing something.
 
2013-01-24 11:28:38 AM

xanadian: A PETA campaign? Without naked women? Say it ain't so!


I didnt see you post any to make up for PETA's fail.
 
2013-01-24 11:28:54 AM
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2013-01-24 11:33:13 AM
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2013-01-24 11:40:59 AM
A broken clock is right twice a day. Peta still sucks.
 
2013-01-24 11:43:38 AM

LaraAmber: pxsteel: phalaeo: Terribly sad. I hope they can arrange transport for the old gal.

This is a case of PETA, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Do you have any idea of the amount of joy this elephant has brought to the children of the Philippines over the past 33 years?

Hi, military brat here. My family was stationed in the Philippines 31 years ago. Mila was the first elephant my baby sister (she was 7) ever saw.

Hey PETA, how about you spend your money wisely. Improve the elephant habitat and import a few freinds instead of stripping the country of it's only elephant.

Considering that the zoo isn't spending the money to bring in proper staff, build better habits, etc. No. If a country wants to have a zoo, they need to be willing to spend the money to maintain a humane one. Otherwise they are just a massive version of the "my kids want a puppy, I'm getting them a puppy, but I'm not spending ANY money on a shelter, training classes, decent food, or trips to the vet. that stupid dog can sit outside chained to the pole. how dare you tell me how to take care of MY dog?"


The Philippines is a country with masive overpopulation an few natural resources. How far in the red is the zoo, maybe a little PETA money is exactly what they need. Why not try turning a negative into a positive? a win for this poor animal and a win for the people of the Philippines.
 
2013-01-24 12:49:19 PM
PETA's online petition is closed, just in case anyone here was thinking of signing it.
 
2013-01-24 12:50:27 PM

pxsteel:

The Philippines is a country with masive overpopulation an few natural resources. How far in the red is the zoo, maybe a little PETA money is exactly what they need. Why not try turning a negative into a positive? a win for this poor animal and a win for the people of the Philippines.


Sounds like the Philippines have bigger concerns and better places to spend their money then on their elephant. Any animal welfare organization has also be good stewards of their money and do the most good. Which do you think costs less, paying to move an animal to an existing sanctuary with plenty of other elephants and doctors on hand or paying for a new enclosure, planting trees, hiring proper staff, and bringing in more elephants? (The needs to be addressed are space, health care, and loneliness.) We just rebuilt a massive enclosure here for our elephants (go look up Denver's Elephant Passage) and it took huge donations plus sponsorship by Toyota and we already had the elephants, a decent enclosure, and medical staff. It also took NINE YEARS to build so this elephant would likely be dead before it was finished.
 
2013-01-24 12:50:38 PM
Even a broke clock is right twice a day,
 
2013-01-24 12:52:09 PM

natas6.0: Elephants are smart, social, (dangerous) and I think they're teh CUTENESS!

Why does it take ecoterrorist idiots like peda to realize this needs to happen?


Elephants are also the only other species other than humans and dolphins who visit the resting places of their dead.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120919-respect-the-dead

They have that much of a sense of their community and that makes it even worse that this one is so isolated.  Sigh.
 
2013-01-24 01:02:11 PM
Stopped clock, etc.
 
2013-01-24 02:07:06 PM
cuckoo clock, etc

no hero tag for PETA?
 
2013-01-24 02:20:12 PM
It's like Al Queda sponsoring a blind orphan through college - you want to cheer them on, but it doesn't stop them being psychotic terrorists...
 
2013-01-24 02:47:33 PM

basscomm: 30 years? We had one here for over 40 years that was eventually released into a sanctuary, which, by all accounts, was the best thing that could have happened to her. So, yeah, this needs to happen.

Geez, it got dusty in here all of a sudden.


The Detroit Zoo, my local zoo, sent their elephants to a sanctuary in 2004 (the linked Det. Free Press article says this was the first time this had been done on just ethical grounds).  They felt the one acre enclosure wasn't big enough and the Michigan winters were too hard on them.
 
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