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2013-01-24 09:32:06 AM
5 votes:
Except that, knowing PETA, they'll probably just decide the elephant is too expensive to help and euthanize it.

/Fark PETA
2013-01-24 09:28:52 AM
5 votes:
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 11:08:35 AM
2 votes:

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 10:47:41 AM
2 votes:

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 10:28:11 AM
2 votes:

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 10:16:24 AM
2 votes:

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 10:05:07 AM
2 votes:
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 09:43:55 AM
2 votes:
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 09:41:33 AM
2 votes:
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 09:36:46 AM
2 votes:
If PETA were the slightest bit effective, this poor animal wouldn't have been kept like that for 3 decades!!!
2013-01-24 09:27:22 AM
2 votes:
Holy crap, poor thing...hope this succeeds.

[ihasasad.jog]
2013-01-24 03:48:51 PM
1 votes:

Polish Hussar: 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.


I can't believe I'm saying this but, we should all be more like Detroit.
2013-01-24 02:20:12 PM
1 votes:
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 12:52:09 PM
1 votes:

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 12:50:27 PM
1 votes:

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 12:49:19 PM
1 votes:
PETA's online petition is closed, just in case anyone here was thinking of signing it.
2013-01-24 11:40:59 AM
1 votes:
A broken clock is right twice a day. Peta still sucks.
2013-01-24 11:04:27 AM
1 votes:
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 11:02:23 AM
1 votes:
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 10:46:57 AM
1 votes:

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 10:19:38 AM
1 votes:
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 10:14:34 AM
1 votes:

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 10:11:13 AM
1 votes:
Man's capacity for cruelty never ceases to amaze me.
2013-01-24 10:11:12 AM
1 votes:
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 09:50:26 AM
1 votes:

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 09:29:39 AM
1 votes:
Morrissey supports it? I'll send PETA $100.
2013-01-24 09:29:09 AM
1 votes:
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