There's a new effort to free Saigon, but it isn't the same one from the 1960s. Saigon, this time, is a 55-yr old elephant who is transported from town to town by the Perry Bros. Circus although she is already too old to perform. At that age, you'd think she deserves to retire after having earned enough money for the circus. Not so, the milk of human kindness does not flow through the Perry Bros Circus. Animals Australia has embarked on a petition to convince the circus to give Saigon a break, to let her have some kind of retirement life before she finally says good-bye. For pity's sake, let her free. It's not like the circus hasn't squeeze every ounce of financial profit from her. On one of the online forums, someone commented that the last of Saigon's four female companions died last December (2009), and that she has never met a male in all her life. Saigon lives alone now.
What can we do from here? You can email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can help by signing the petition below, and that should not take more than two minutes of your time:
Free Saigon Petition