Sunday, November 10, 2013

THE SURABAYA ZOO IN INDONESIA: DON'T SAY "THEY ARE JUST ANIMALS"


For a long time the Surabaya Zoo is under fire over the bad treatment and care of animals. The Indonesian government sent a temporary team to manage and improve conditions at the zoo, but no real improvements have been made. This zoo has problems with uncontrolled breeding, a lack of funding for animal welfare, and suspicions that staff may be involved in illegal wildlife trafficking. Also one of the problems in the zoo is the conflict in staff and the Mayor regarding keeping what is being referred as "historical significant" cages (old and inhumane cages).



The Sumatran tiger Melani is very well known from the poster for the bad treatment of animals at the Surabaya Zoo. Due to the public outcry, in June 2013 Melani was rescued and moved at Taman Safari Park for specialized care.




In late October 2013, the Indonesian Minister of Forestry came to visit Melani. She is now eating well, has direct sunlight in her den area and the company of tiger friends. 

Melani is safe but animals are still suffering in Surabaya Zoo. The female orangutan Nanik is the latest animal who died in zoo quarantine facility. 
 
 

HELP ANIMALS AT SURABAYA ZOO  
SIGN THESE PETITIONS

Surabaya Zoo Animal Welfare Action - Cee4life
 
Save animals in Surabaya zoo

Immediate Action to Save the Surabaya Zoo Animals

SHUT DOWN Surabaya zoo, due to cruel and scandalous conditions

Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono: Close Surabaya Zoo

FOOD FOR SURABAYA ZOO ANIMALS IN EAST JAVA, INDONESIA

SAVE THE ANIMALS OF Surabaya Zoo in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Close the Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia

Stop the cruelty in Surabaya Zoo


UPDATE!!!
More sad news is coming from Surabaya Zoo: Damlier, the last black jaguar died 14th November 2013. His cause of death has been listed as from tumors and the pneumonia. Goodbye Damlier, you are finally free.
Chandrika, the white female tiger, is wounded and very sick. She is skinny and starving, and needs URGENT help!

 

LATEST UPDATE
THE WILD ANGEL FROM SURABAYA ZOO: CHANDRIKA'S STORY. Chandrika died on February 6, 2014.

Write to your nearest Indonesian embassy and demand to save these animals from the same fate as the jaguar Damlier. If Surabaya Zoo is unable to care for these animals, must send them to sanctuaries that can! This is the list of embassies.

Thank you Cee4life and Sybelle for doing everything to help these wonderful creatures!!!

Follow the progress of these animals
https://www.facebook.com/SurabayaZooAnimalWelfareActionCee4life

Info:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/26/orangutan-die-surabaya-zoo-indonesia
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/9140708/Surabaya-Zoo-animals-kept-in-scandalous-conditions-at-Indonesias-largest-zoo.html
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/zoo-takes-terrible-toll-on-animals-20130526-2n5ct.html

7 comments:

  1. This is DISGRACEFUL!! Have you no shame, no sense of decency??

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  2. I am so disgusted and saddened how these tigers are being treated. This zoo is not worthy having such beautiful creatures. We will be heard!!!! Signed all of course and sharing.

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  3. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING, BARBARIC & UNCIVILIZED !
    SIGNED ALL PETS. !
    SHARED TO FB !

    TRISH OF AUSTRALIA.

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  4. Unfortunately, there is more bad news about the fate of the animals in Surabaya zoo. Damlier, the last black Jaguar, died 14th November. Surabaya zoo should be closed down and all animals sent to sanctuaries. I don’t understand how this could have gone on for so long? Thank you for your comments Respect All Life, Ruth and Trish!

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  5. Hi Mmeow I added a link to your blog to a petition I am running, to try and get more signatures on all the petitions you list. You are doing a great job and Cee4Life are heroes.

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  6. There's another petition here: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Indonesian_Government_Shut_down_Surabaya_Zoo/

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