Washington, Nov 27 : Michael Jackson is being urged by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to rescue the giraffes that used to roam on his Neverland Ranch from a hellish new home in Arizona.
The animal rights group bosses claim that four giraffes, which once belonged to the singer, have been confined in cramped pens at an unlicensed facility in Arizona for over a year.
Now, they're hoping a plea to the King of Pop will urge him to take action. PETA has written to Jackson and asked him to intervene on the animals' behalf.
"When Jackson faced recent financial troubles, the giraffes were sold to a couple in Page, Arizona, who were reportedly planning to set up a zoo," Contactmusic quoted a spokesman, as saying.
"More than a year later, the giraffes are still confined to pens that allegedly each measure approximately 15 feet by 15 feet, and the animals reportedly have not been receiving adequate veterinary or husbandry care.
"If Michael could see the giraffes' plight for himself, I'm sure he'd agree that it's bad - really, really bad. The giraffes may be out of Michael's life, but he has a responsibility to see that they don't suffer," the spokesman added.