- President WidodoPresident of Indonesia
- Siti Nurbaya BakarMinister of Environment and Forestry
Shut down the Bandung Zoo now!
Shut down the Bandung Zoo now!
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Sun Bears kept in the Bandung Zoo are so hungry they eat their own feces. One of the zoo’s giraffes suddenly died and was found to have 40 pounds of plastic trash in its stomach. The Bandung Zoo has been coined Indonesia’s “death zoo” and must be shut down immediately.
Perhaps the most upsetting was the recent loss of Yani, a 34-year-old Sumatran elephant, who was visibly weeping when she died shackled on the ground. She had been sick and neglected for too long. Yani’s species is critically endangered and she was one of about 2,800 of these majestic animals left.
Tourists often report that the confined animals look emaciated and weak. The zoo is overcrowded and doesn't have a veterinarian on hand, so when animals fall ill they are left to suffer like Yani. These are not the only horrific events to have occurred within the zoo, and won’t be the last.
Join me in imploring the President of Indonesia and his Minister of Environment and Forestry to shut down this zoo and relocate these animals to a conservation or sanctuary where they can be taken care of.
Boycott all zoos and boycott Indonesia. "We are the Spartacus for the voiceless"
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- President of Indonesia
- Minister of Environment and Forestry
Siti Nurbaya Bakar
Sun Bears kept in Bandung Zoo, West Java, Indonesia are so hungry they eat their own dung. This is not the only horrific theme discovered within this zoo.
Yani an endangered Sumatran elephant was this zoo latest victim. In May of 2016, she died crying, and shackled in chains. In 2014, a giraffe suddenly died and was found to have 40lbs of plastic trash in it's stomach.
The animals in this zoo rely heavily on food donations to survive and with no on site veterinarian. A zoo is not a charity nor is it a death pit for innocent animals.
Many of your zoos are also found to be in deplorable conditions eg Surabaya Zoo. There are numerous and various online petitions to shut down Surabaya Zoo and one of the petitions has gathered close to 1 million signatures. Why have you not taken any action? How do you sleep at night knowing that a giraffe is so hungry it had to eat trash and sun bears so hungry they eat their own dung?
It is unconscionable how you continue to do nothing whilst these innocent animals, many that are endangered species suffer and feel no moral duty to protect these animals from neglect and abuse.
We urge you President Widodo and Madam Minister, enforce your law 5/1990. These offenders must not go unpunished.
Please seek the basic humanity in your hearts and do the right thing. Shut down this zoo and work with animal activist groups to relocate these animals to conservation/sanctuary centers where they can be properly taken care off.
Thank you for your kind attention.
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