American TV and film star Pamela Anderson has asked President Benigno Aquino III on a date, to discuss the immediate transfer of Mali, the ailing elephant in Manila Zoo, to a sanctuary in Thailand.
Mali is now on her 39th year of existence. Originally named Vishwamali, she was born in Sri Lanka in 1974 and was brought to the Manila Zoo when she was three years old, and since then spent the decades in a small pen.
Anderson wrote a letter to Pres. Aquino, thanking his "strong, serious stance on her behalf by issuing a directive to consider moving her to a sanctuary."
"In a world filled with political self-interest, your character and integrity are inspiring," the letter read.
The ex-"Baywatch" babe is a big supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
"[S]hould you (President Aquino) find yourself in Los Angeles, I'd love to take you to dinner and talk more about how we can help Mali," she dared.