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Peta’s holiday treats

Exciting performances await you this November and December at the Peta Theater Center. Bit by Bit Production presents “Maxie the Musical” at the Peta Phinma Theater, a theatrical adaptation of the award-winning indie film “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros.” Shows are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 23-24 and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 22.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Circus cancelled as Chinese stress animal welfare

A member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) poses in a gown made of lettuce leaves and holds a sign that reads, "Let Vegetarianism Grow on You" in Chinese during an event on a busy shopping street in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. According to the organizers, PETA is asking residents to celebrate the Golden Week of the National Day (Oct. 1) by adopting a healthy, kind, and Earth-friendly vegan diet. AP

A circus featuring animal performances was cancelled after citizens called for a boycott and tipped off authorities, which activists have billed as a victory for a growing animal welfare movement in China.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Estrada: Mali not leaving home

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NO CELEBRATION of Manila Zoo’s anniversary would be complete without its main attraction, Mali, who gets up close and personal with people who flock to her enclosure. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Mali is not going anywhere. She is here to stay.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mali may have 2 companions as Estrada eyes Manila Zoo rehab

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MALI on her lonesome

Coming soon: A bigger, better and modern Manila Zoo and possibly two more elephants to keep Mali, its most popular resident, company.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Thai expert’s findings on Mali ‘inaccurate’

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A veterinarian for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has disputed the findings of an elephant expert from Thailand who said that Mali, the 38-year-old elephant in Manila Zoo, looked healthy and well-cared for.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

No dinner date for Aquino with Pamela Anderson

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President Benigno Aquino III has turned down overtures from former Playboy playmate Pamela Anderson for a dinner date. The bachelor president’s reasons were not immediately known but the Canadian blond bombshell’s motive turned out to be far from romantic.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Women go skimpy for Mali

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BARING IT ALL FOR MALI  Models and entertainers hold placards calling attention to the plight of Mali, the elephant in Manila Zoo that various groups want to be sent to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand to live out her remaining days. The women (not in order)—Ornusa Cadness, Amanda Griffin, Isabella Gonzales, Sanya Smith, Bianca Valerio, Daiana Menezes, Sheena Vera Cruz, Mia Ayesa, Julia Sniegowski and Geneva Cruz—pose for a campaign of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia.  ANDREW TADALAN

Nine female commercial models and entertainers on Tuesday stripped down for the cameras to demonstrate what they called “the naked truth” about the condition of Mali, Manila Zoo’s lone elephant.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Church backs transfer of Manila Zoo elephant

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Mali the elephant in Manila Zoo. FILE PHOTO

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has joined the clamor of animal rights advocates for the transfer of Mali, Manila Zoo’s only elephant, to a sanctuary where she would be freed from “years of boredom and misery.”

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

We need help, not criticism, Manila Zoo director tells PETA

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The Manila Zoo director has criticized a group that has been asking the public to sign an online petition for the city government to shut down the attraction. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other local animal protection groups, the zoo is a “tiny, decrepit and outdated facility.” “Animals… are [...]

Posted: July 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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