Manila, free Mali the elephant now!

Tourists visit Mali at the Manila Zoo. Photo: AFP

Mali is the Philippines' only captive elephant and one of the world's saddest and loneliest. Captured in Sri Lanka in 1977, she has spent the past 35 years inside a very small, barren concrete pen at the Manila Zoo.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012, 3:03am 2 comments

'Human reptile' Ashley Fruno in Peta protest at Hermes store

Animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno attracts the attention of shoppers in her reptile disguise as she protests outside the Hermes store in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

While most people shy away from snakes, shoppers were only too happy to slither up to animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno after she covered herself in green and gold paint to look like a reptile.

18 Aug 2012 - 5:17am

Gillian Chung promises she'll shun real fur

Gillian Chung Yan-tung says you won't ever see her wearing any real fur. At least, that's what the scandal-plagued entertainer told People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). According to the animal rights' organisation, Chung's handlers contacted them after Peta sent a letter to the artist suggesting there were public complaints about her wearing animal skin at events.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Maggie Q among frontrunners in Peta's poll for sexiest salad eaters

In case you care, animal rights group Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is running its annual internet poll for sexiest vegetarian celebrity. Although there is no specific category for different races, Peta's local chapter is fervently charting who is in the running for the sexiest veggie Asian.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Stay fur a while

Protesters from animal rights group Peta failed to discourage 1500 people making their way into the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Grand Hall for the Fur Gala 2004 fashion show and dinner. The theme of the extravaganza was Cold Mountain (as in the film), with the showing of the 220 fur creations lasting almost as long as the epic movie.

12 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

The naked truth hurts

Action star Jackie Chan has signed a petition being circulated by Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), urging the Thai government to stop the torture of baby elephants.

21 Nov 2003 - 12:00am


I am writing in response to comments expressed in recent letters to the South China Morning Post from Jason Baker of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) in Asia and Kristen Myers concerning the alleged torturing of baby elephants as part of training methods employed in Thailand.

12 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Why tourists should boycott Thailand

On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) I wish to reply to the letter from the Thai Consul-General, Sihasak Phuangketkeow ('Thai authorities support protection of elephants', South China Morning Post, November 19), regarding Peta's campaign to end the abuse of baby elephants in Thailand.

23 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Nothing will be gained by retribution

Individual citizens around the world will grieve with the people of the United States.

13 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Sleeping on the sleepers leads to train on the brain

A Florida man woke up with a 109-car freight train rattling past above him.

'They'd put the brakes on and there was squealing and sparks flying all around me,' said 39-year-old James Alliff from his hospital bed.

Unemployed Mr Alliff emerged from under the train with a long list of injuries.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am