Bali Zoo: Make the animal enclosures humane!
  • Petitioned Mr. Anak Agung Gde Putra

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Mr. Anak Agung Gde Putra

Bali Zoo: Make the animal enclosures humane!

    1. Maddison Brett
    2. Petition by

      Maddison Brett

      Legian - Kuta, Indonesia

My name is Maddison Brett. I am 15 years old; I’ve lived in Bali for 5 years now. I participate in Green Super Camp twice a year and for the adventure day; we have to go to Bali Zoo.

I was shocked when we first arrived at Bali Zoo, we got to do activities that other tourists couldn’t, for example, doing a treasure hunt around the back of the zoo where tourists are not permitted. During the treasure hunt, I saw cages on the muddy floor with dirty blankets over the top of them, I wondered what was in them and pulled the blanket off, I saw 5 small dirty tiger cubs, in less than a meter squared cage, crying and yelping. They looked so sad and I realized I couldn’t do anything about it.

Some of the staff live behind the zoo and animals are caged up outside of their rooms. That’s not the only thing, when I did the tour around the Zoo; I saw the pain in all of the animal’s eyes. Their enclosures were small and dirty; some animals did not have any company, or anything to entertain themselves with, they were obviously bored.

There was also one more that brought tears to my eyes, the orangutan, Jacky. Jacky is a large male Sumatran orangutan that lives in a concrete enclosure by himself. Jacky spends his days sitting in the corner of his enclosure, staring at the wall. Loud tourists usually come past and yell at him to make him do something, Jacky starts to feel threatened and throws anything he can find at them. There are warning signs in front of his enclosure about this. A lady from Australia saw this and felt the same way I did, she decided to start up a project to help Jacky, and his enclosure renovations started in September and are almost finished. He now has obstacles to climb and swing on, he seems much happier.

There are animals at the zoo that need our help. We all hate seeing animals in pain. Please put a stop to this, if Bali Zoo can’t make natural and decent enclosures, they shouldn’t have a license to keep wild animals like that.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Vera Iocco MILFORD, PA
      • 8 months ago

      No Being... Human or Animal should ever Be mistreated... Let us Show Our Compassion for ALL Life.... This Brought tears to my Eyes...

    • Karine Verhoeven ZANDHOVEN, BELGIUM
      • 8 months ago


    • James Dickson AUSTIN, TX
      • 8 months ago

      All creatures deserve respect and adequate living quarters/food/water.

    • Stacy Vogt SEYMOUR, MO
      • 8 months ago

      I absolutely agree with Maddison. A zoo should not be able to have a license to care for animals if they aren't going to give them the things they need. I think Jacky should be sent to a sanctuary where he can be with others of his kind though. Alone is a miserable way to spend a life, seeing as you only get one. None of these animals asked to be there & I am sure they can all tell that it is not their real home. If you insist on having them for people to come & see, then respect the visitors wishes & give the animals some dignity. Clean them & their habitats up or lose the zoo of horror.

    • jules fergus BURGAS, BULGARIA
      • 8 months ago

      Shame on Bali zoo, a lovely 15year old girl shames your practices. Huge respect for this girl and shame on Bali Zoo !!!!!


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