Melaka Zoo is located two hours south of capital Kuala Lumpur
This zoo has been repeatedly criticised in the past for its cruelty to orangutans, among other species.
Friends of the Orangutans recently paid a visit to this zoo again and we were shocked to find supervision totally void all over the zoo! On the day of visit day we observed countless amount of people tossing junk food, including fizzy drinks, snacks laden with sodium and MSG to the orangutans.
One visitor even threw a lit cigarette at one of them and FOTO investigators had to stop the visitor from tossing another. Investigators also had to man the enclosure keeping an eye on irresponsible visitors, to the shame of Melaka Zoo.
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Melaka Zoo's sacreligious and disgusting attitude towards orangutans must be stopped. Please sign and share this petition widely.
Stop continued abuse of orangutans at Melaka Zoo, MALAYSIA
Dato' Sri Douglas Uggah Embas
Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar,
Wisma Sumber Asli,
No.25 Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4,
62574 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Dear minister Embas,
How much longer will you allow these orangutans at Melaka Zoo to go on suffering before you
a) help them?
b) prosecute the zoo management for cruelty to these great apes?
Take a look at the pictures from Friends of the Orangutans' visit to Melaka Zoo recently:
How do you feel about orangutans, a flagship species in Malaysia, smoking cigarettes and eating & drinking junk food? It looks like Melaka Zoo never learn, simply because the NRE and Perhilitan are lazy and apathetic towards orangutans and other animals at this (and other!) infamous zoo.
It is the usual thing with the NRE and Perhilitan, all talk and no walk. It's sad the new Wildlife Act 2010 is made to look like a joke.
SHAME ON YOU MINISTER EMBAS.
A Friend of the Orangutans