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Send Pongky back home to the forest
  • Petitioning BKSDA Aceh

This petition will be delivered to:

BKSDA Aceh
Director General, Dept of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation (PHKA)
Ir. Darori, MM
Secretary of Directorate General, Department of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation (PHKA)
Ir. Hartono
Director of Biodiversity Conservation
Dr. Ir. Novianto Bambang W,M.Si
Chairman of Indonesian Zoo and Aquarium Association
Dr Rahmat Syah
Head of Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of North Sumatra
Ir. Istanto
Head of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of Aceh province, Sumatra
Ir Amon Zamora
Chairman of Indonesian Orangutan Forum (FORINA)
Herry Djoko Susilo

Send Pongky back home to the forest

    1. Petition by

      Orangutan Information Centre (OIC)

The Medan Zoo in Sumatra has recently acquired two new residents – two male orangutans, confiscated from the illegal pet trade by the government conservation agency (BKSDA) in Aceh province.

Both orangutans were being illegally held in captivity in Aceh. One of the animals, named Pongky, was being kept by a high-ranking police officer. The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) attempted to rescue Pongky in July, but when the police officer refused to give him up, they were forced to go to the government for support. Instead of placing Pongky in a rehabilitation programme to one day return to the wild, BKSDA Aceh have sent him, and another orangutan, to the Medan Zoo. The orangutans have simply swapped one life behind bars for another.

According to the Indonesian national Strategy and Action Plan for Orangutan Conservation, any orangutans confiscated from the illegal pet trade should enter a rehabilitation programme and be returned to the wild. Both orangutans should be immediately transferred to the Sumatran orangutan rehabilitation centre, rather than being caged in the Medan Zoo for the rest of their lives.

Moreover, under Indonesian law, it is illegal to keep, kill, harm, transport or trade any protected species, including the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. However, BKSDA Aceh has failed to take any legal action against the ‘owners’ of these two orangutans.

The Indonesian government must enforce its own laws and regulations - the orangutans must be immediately transferred to the orangutan rehabilitation centre to be given a second chance at life in the wild, and the individuals who were keeping them as pets must be prosecuted.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. Good news for Pongky the orangutan at Medan Zoo!

      UPDATE: 25th September 2013

      The Indonesian Director of Biodiversity Conservation has agreed with us that Pongky should never have been taken to Medan Zoo, and should be moved to the SOCP quarantine centre. We won't be happy until he's actually under the care of our friends at SOCP, but this is very good news. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition!

    3. Reached 7,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Waltraud U. VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • 19 days ago

      THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERS AND CRIMINAL WORK, NOT HUMAN DEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT! THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!!!

      Pure infantile primitivism - what kind of inhumane monsters are able to handle and destroy LIVING BREATHING CREATURES in that way is unbelievable.

      HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE??

      People need to vote unacting authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to future generations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

      DEFORMED INHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD LOCK SEPARATED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN AN INHUMANE WAY!

      MONSTER HUNTERS NEEDED

      IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRA CHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTURE GENERATIONS!

      THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

      MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with human beings

      RESPONSIBLES DO NOT HAVE TO RIGHT TO BE CALLED “HUMAN” – THIS

      CONSTITUTE A DELIBERATE INSULT FOR ALL OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.

      I WISH ALL KILLERS, ABUSERS - ASSHOLES, A VIRUS WHICH CLEAR THEM AWAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

      DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS !

      People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to future generations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

      ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITIES HAS TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT & LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO THE RESPONSIBLES.

      DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

      People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to future generations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

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    • Elaine Simmons LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 27 days ago

      this poor animal, how dare he be treated this vile way? Enough, no more cruelty to dumb animals, who are by the way more intelligent then there jailers will ever be. Let him go, NOW!!!!!

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    • Daryl Michael READING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 27 days ago

      Makes me so sad this animal is suffering in prison!

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    • dette mc loughlin GALWAY, IRELAND
      • 28 days ago

      Born free, live free, stay free, die free.

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    • karen cobb LANCING, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
      • 29 days ago

      Release Pongky and friend to the EXPERTS or as you'll normally do you'll teach these Organs to smoke. Medan Zoo is a disgrace to the animal community.

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