- President Widodo
- Arief YahyaMinister of Tourism
- Siti Nurbaya BakarMinister of Environment and Forestry
Boycott Tourism to Cruel Indonesia Now!
0 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000.
Indonesia and her islands, a paradise for tourists but a hellhole for animals. These animals have no voice in cruel Indonesia.
Wild animals are captured illegally and sold in wildlife markets throughout the country, alongside domesticated livestock. This illegal trade is also flourishing online. Majority of these animals do not survive these markets and die in the filthy cramped cages where they are kept. They often have no access to food or water in the scorching Indonesian heat! These wildlife markets are also hot spots for disease mutation and zonosis.
Animals, many of them endangered species, are kept in deplorable conditions in over 93% of Indonesia’s zoos. There is no regulation to stop animals breeding nor laws to stop the cruelty and exploitation of animal performances in zoos and safari parks. These inhumane activities are carried out under the guise of “conservation”.
Local Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) get little help from government to enforce Indonesian Law No. 5/1990 that states: Every person who kill, capture, keep protected species (alive or dead) can be sentenced to five years in jail and fine of IDR100 million (US$7,400.00).
According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), illegal logging accounts for 73-88% of deforestation and loss of wildlife habitat in Indonesia. Illegal poaching and habitat loss has drastically reduced the numbers of Balinese starlings to the point of extinction.
Indonesia is home to approximately 17% of the world’s wildlife and instead of protecting the animals and being the stewards of one of the world’s top bio-diversity rich countries, the Indonesian Government’s tepid action and corruption is condoning the daily torture, exploitation, poaching and rapid loss of wildlife habitats.
Take a pledge for the animals of Indonesia, Be Their Voice and boycott travels to Indonesia until the government addresses this injustice.
Thanks as always and thank you Rebecca Rodriguez of One Animal World (OAW) for the use of her video footage.
- President Widodo
- Minister of Tourism
- Minister of Environment and Forestry
Siti Nurbaya Bakar
We ask that the Indonesian Government:
1. Expand and adopt national animal cruelty laws and regulatory practices to safeguard animals against capture, cruelty, trafficking, inhumane / inadequate housing, improper animal care, exploitation for entertainment or sexual gratification.
2. Work with reputable animal advocacy groups to achieve best standards and practices.
3. Provide adequate financial support for the strict enforcement of the new and existing laws.
We will continue to boycott tourism in your country until this injustice is addressed and corrected.
P Holmes started this petition with a single signature, and now has 4,568 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.
Today: P is counting on you
P Holmes needs your help with “Boycott Tourism to Cruel Indonesia Now!”. Join P and 4,567 supporters today.