Melaka Zoo, 2 hours south of capital Kuala Lumpur is now infamous for their treatment of orangutans.
The picture of this petition is of a beautiful male Sumatran orangutan, who has been locked up in his barren cage for at least 12 months now. Absolutely cruel and heartless, and this is condoned by the Malaysian wildlife authorities, Perhilitan!
No one knows if he ever gets a chance to go out in the boring enclosure in front, to breathe fresh air, to feel rain on his back, to feel freedom from the hell he is going through day in, day out. This poor orangutan is now showing signs of mental illness. Check out a video of his condition here:
Other orangutans have also suffered at the hands of irresponsible management at this zoo, and last year the misery of Melaka Zoo orangutans was highlighted by newspapers in the UK, including the Daily Mirror, here:
Please will you sign this petition and share it on your Facebook and Twitter wall? YOUR help is needed to stop the abuse of orangutans at Melaka Zoo. Thank you very much.
~Friends of the Orangutans~
Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak
Office of the Prime Minister
Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Dear Prime Minister,
The orangutans at Melaka Zoo have been suffering for a long time now, we have highlighted their plight to you, still we do not see any changes.
You seem to be a caring prime minister, if this is so, why nothing has been done to help these orangutans? Have you seen pictures of their condition? Do you have the stomach to look? Do you feel sorry for them?
People from all over the world are looking at how these orangutans are being mistreated and Malaysia will pay the price in the form of tourism when they realise you do not care to help. Every year tons of people visit Malaysia to see orangutans, but this definitely change if action is not taken as soon as possible.
Will you take matters into your own hands and fix the situation at Melaka Zoo? How do you feel when a flagship species, an icon of this country is treated like rats? We want to see the Melaka Zoo orangutans helped and Melaka Zoo prosecuted under the new Wildlife Act 2010 immediately.
SHAME ON YOU PRIME MINISTER.
A Friend of the Orangutans