Ban Orangutan Boxing in Thailand
  • Petitioned COPY: Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy

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COPY: Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand
His Excellency H.E. Kasit Piromya
Department of Forestry Police
Police Major General Sawake Pinsinchai
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
H.E. Khun Suwit Khunkitti

Ban Orangutan Boxing in Thailand

    1. Annie Hartnett
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      Annie Hartnett

      MA

End the cruel practice of orangutan boxing at Safari World in Thailand. Orangutans are forced to kickbox in front of crowds. The apes are dressed in shorts and boxing gloves. The fights go on for 30 minutes and then the orangutans are sent back to their cages. Orangutans weigh 250 lbs. and could easily hurt one another in these fights. They also may end up hurting an animal trainer. This is not entertainment, it is animal cruelty. Orangutans are endangered animals, and they belong in the wild, not in the boxing ring.

 

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      In 2004, 48 endangered orangutans were rescued from Safari World theme park in Thailand, where they had been forced to participate in boxing matches. The orangutans, illegally smuggled from their native Indonesia, were dressed in gym shorts and...

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