Release Monkey Captured in Pakistan after Crossing Border
  • Petitioned Khalid Sarwar

This petition was delivered to:

Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi
Khalid Sarwar
Chief Secretary of Punjab
Secretary Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
Bahawalpur District

Release Monkey Captured in Pakistan after Crossing Border

    1. Carin Zellerman
    2. Petition by

      Carin Zellerman

      Stockholm, Sweden

A monkey was “arrested” in Pakistan after crossing the Indian border. Wildlife officials in Pakistan’s Punjab province captured the monkey on the 5th of December following a hectic chase. As if this wasn't bad enough, the 4-year-old monkey (named “Bobby”) has been taken to Bahawalpur zoo, lodged next to a local monkey, Raju, who recently made headlines after escaping from the zoo. The government-run zoo in Punjab has previously received multiple complaints from tourists and locals for its cruel treatment of animals. PETA has asked for the closure of this zoo.

The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations (FIAPO) has complained to Shahid Malik, Pakistan’s ambassador to India, asking for the release of the monkey. Arpan Sharma from FIAPO has said that “we hope that the authorities will do the needful. Let the monkey be a messenger of peace & freedom and not of captivity & confinement”.

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    • A G DAYTON, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is so utterly ridiculous, it would be laughable if it weren't that an animal's well-being, or life, is at stake! Totally ignorant humans, as usual!

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    • syhbil sable ILFORD, AE
      • almost 3 years ago

      no animal should be in a zoo

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    • MARILYN DAVIES TYNONG, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This monkey should be released from its confinement and returned to its natural habitat. To confine this creature in an environment that has a reputation for cruelty is wonton cruelty.

      Sincerely

      Marilyn Davies

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    • Amanda Weston COLCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I despair at the stupidity, ignorance and cruelty of my kind. I am ashamed of my species and every day I beg the forgiveness of all of the noble, gentle, magnificent beings whom we wrong.

      There will be no peace on earth until every one of them is free from our tyranny.

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    • Allan Yorkowitz COLONIA, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Is there a reason for this?

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