Will you please write today to the Environment Minister of Malaysia (NRE) to ask for Lasah’s transfer to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary here? The Wildlife Department and the prime minister’s office will also be copied in.
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Please write to:
Y.B. Dato Sri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Bin Tuanku Jaafar (Environment Minister of Malaysia)
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Dear YB Dato Sri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi Bin Tuanku Jaafar,
The Langkawi Elephant Adventures on Langkawi island has held the elephant Lasah under deplorable conditions for ten years and used him for elephant rides. Investigators also found Lasah kept in brutal conditions behind public eyes, chained on all four legs. Is Lasah chained in this cruel manner during LEA’s closing hours? This is devastating for a social animal like Lasah and his treatment is unacceptable.
Lasah has spent over 25 years in several zoos, forced to work in a logging camp, perform in shows including in a popular Malaysian entertainment outlet and used in commercials and films.
Lasah has endured a lonely life of exploitation at the Langkawi Elephant Adventures and other places long enough. Over 395,000 supporters around the world have spoken up for Lasah through the Care2.com petition at this link http://tinyurl.com/freelasah3. It is disgraceful what this elephant has endured all these years and if Lasah dies in Langkawi after years of ill treatment the Malaysian government will be blamed and never forgiven.
It is time the Malaysian government put an end to Lasah’s suffering after shamefully ignoring his plight since the campaign for Lasah started in July last year.
I join FOTO Malaysia and other animal lovers like myself from around the world in asking you to please order the transfer of Lasah to the Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary where he will have the companionship of other elephants, space, and care that he deserves for the rest of his life, if he cannot be wild released.
Yours Sincerely,[Your name here]