Morrissey asks Aquino to free Philippine elephant

Morrissey asks Aquino to free Philippine elephant (via AFP)

Rock icon Morrissey called on Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday, ahead of a Manila concert, to send what the star described as Manila Zoo's long-suffering elephant into retirement. The British ex-singer of alternative rock group The Smiths said Mali, 37, deserved a reprieve from a lifetime…