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Urgent Alert: Ask Government to Close the Surabaya Zoo

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Monkey at zooIndonesia’s Surabaya Zoo has recently come under fire yet again for keeping animals in severely crowded, filthy, inadequate enclosures and for the long list of animals who have died or gone missing at the decrepit facility. The most recent death was the zoo’s only remaining giraffe, who died after ingesting almost 20 kilograms of plastic, which is believed to have been thrown into the animal’s enclosure.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry has demanded a change in the zoo’s management, but there have been no improvements in the welfare of animals there. “The zoo’s condition is an eyesore,” said Ir. Darori, director general of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation. Please write to the Ministry of Forestry and demand that the suffering of animals at the Surabaya Zoo be ended for good. Please ask the Ministry to close the zoo and transfer the animals to more suitable enclosures.

Please send polite comments to:

The Honorable Zulkifli Hasan
Minister of Forestry
+62 (021) 570-4501-04 or (021) 573-0191

Please also write to your nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate. A list of embassies and consulates can be found here.

More information about the cruelty involved in confining animals to zoos is available here.

Thanks in advance for your action for animals!

Posted by Ashley Fruno


Comments

  1. dianne lynn elko...
    June 22nd, 2012, 10:51 am

    close it!!!!!!!!!

  2. R.W. Hardy...
    June 23rd, 2012, 12:42 am

    Beware the karma you create.

  3. danielya torres...
    June 23rd, 2012, 12:56 am

    please close the zoo

  4. nannette ames...
    June 23rd, 2012, 3:27 am

    The animals need to have room and not be confined like they are It is not fair to them

  5. Gail Roberts...
    June 23rd, 2012, 3:37 am

    Please stop this abuse of animals.

  6. urbain...
    June 23rd, 2012, 3:46 am

    Monsieur le Ministre,
    Merci de vous pencher sur le cas des animaux du zoo de Surabaya dont l’existence décente exige davantage d’espace et de bien-être.
    Il est déjà triste de vivre enfermé quand on est né pour connaître la liberté, il ne faut pas, qu’en sus, les conditions offertes par les zoos soient inadaptées aux besoins des animaux. Les transférer est indispensable.
    En répondant à cette demande vous ferez de nombreux heureux tant parmi les animaux qu’auprès de leurs défenseurs et de tous ceux qui s’intéressent à eux.
    Bien respectueusement.

  7. marlene dinkins...
    June 23rd, 2012, 3:48 am

    this pleace need to be closed . the animals are not in good place, the animals deserve better.

  8. sandra sheehy...
    June 23rd, 2012, 4:29 am

    Please put animal welfare in the forefront and close down this zoo.

  9. Martha Lyons...
    June 23rd, 2012, 4:32 am

    Please close Surabaya Zoo and transfer these poor creatures to a humane environment.

  10. Bonna Mettie...
    June 23rd, 2012, 5:45 am

    I urge you to close this inadequate zoo and transfer the animals to a better facility to avoid further suffering. Thank-You.

  11. Colleen connell...
    June 23rd, 2012, 8:35 am

    You need to close this inhumane, embarrassment you call a zoo!

  12. Kate Kenner...
    June 23rd, 2012, 8:56 am

    This zoo is responsible for the suffering and deaths of too many animals. If a zoo can not care for its inhabitants in an appropriate manner then that means it is time for that zoo to close. It is unethical and cruel to keep the animals who are there now. Please close this zoo and find them homes where they can be dared for properly.

  13. Dulali Nag...
    June 23rd, 2012, 9:22 am

    Since the zoo has ostensibly taken responsibility for the wellbeing of the animals within its enclosure, it should also properly fulfill that responsibility. If for some reason it can’t, it should release the animals to some place where they can find a life. Animals have the same rights to life and wellbeing as humans do. But the humans have no right to snatch that right from the animals.

  14. jaya...
    June 23rd, 2012, 7:49 pm

    For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

    pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

    return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

    the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

  15. Pops...
    June 24th, 2012, 12:30 am

    Thats not right..

  16. Eleni Theofilidou...
    June 25th, 2012, 1:15 am

    Put an end to the abuse of animals.

  17. sandra barker...
    June 26th, 2012, 3:14 am

    please end all this

  18. paul yate...
    July 12th, 2012, 7:26 am

    this despicable establishment should be closed forthwith – so typical of Indonesia though

  19. Jack Forster...
    July 12th, 2012, 9:27 am

    These animals have suffered enough, shut it down!

  20. Makiko Fujji...
    July 12th, 2012, 9:34 am

    Love for animal

  21. vineel...
    July 12th, 2012, 2:03 pm

    i support human rights and animal rights.that is the way of a real human being.(abraham lincoln).

  22. talila stan...
    July 12th, 2012, 6:54 pm

    The suffering of animals at the Surabaya Zoo must be ended for good.
    Please shut it down and transfer animals to better enclosures.

  23. Vanessa...
    July 12th, 2012, 7:41 pm

    Indonesia’s record on animal welfare is among the worst in the world. They really don’t care.

  24. Veronica Carter...
    July 12th, 2012, 7:56 pm

    Wild animals belong in the wild, not in zoos. Zoos should all be closed, and banned, but most especially when they do not care for the animals in their charge.

  25. elli lipton...
    July 13th, 2012, 10:05 pm

    Veronica, you are so right!

  26. Alice Cremonini...
    July 14th, 2012, 4:15 am

    This is a shame! Close it! Please! We don’t want to see animals in cages anymore!

  27. Alice Cremonini...
    July 14th, 2012, 4:16 am

    This shame must end! Close it! We don’t want to see animals in cages anymore!

  28. chander kumar soni...
    July 15th, 2012, 1:35 am

    close this zoo.

  29. Alexandria...
    July 27th, 2012, 9:33 pm

    One day humanity will look back at this current human consciousness and its continued exploitation of the planet resources and animals and severely condemn those who were in positions of influence and decision making.

    You are in a position to make humane choices that will affect the well being of millions of defenceless and innocent creatures, none of which asked to be exploited by humanities greed and total indulgence of everything that humanity can manipulate and control for humans selfish greed.

  30. Anneke Andries...
    July 12th, 2013, 2:02 am

  31. naomi cohen...
    July 12th, 2013, 2:44 am

    close it down! there are too many hell-holes already!

  32. ellen mccabe...
    July 12th, 2013, 5:28 pm

    The shame that is the Surabaya Zoo seaks volumes of Indonesia..none good.
    It is long overdue, so shut down this animal hell now!

    “The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.” ~Mahatma Gandhi.

  33. Allan Yorkowitz...
    July 13th, 2013, 12:42 am

    This abuse has to stop. Shut it down!

  34. Maria...
    July 13th, 2013, 3:20 pm

    Please shut down Surabaya Zoo and let the animals live in the wild where they belong, where they will surely find food to live without suffering, abuse & neglect.

  35. Muriel Servaege...
    July 15th, 2013, 7:45 am

    Close the zoo. It seems to be the only way to protect the animals that are kept there.

  36. Kathleen Colley...
    November 19th, 2013, 9:00 pm

    I watched in horror a television programme last night on Surabaya Zoo. It was the most disgusting vision I have ever seen about animals in captivity. The tigers in particular, were skeletal and black with neglect and poisoning and in shocking pain and barely able to stand with malnutrition. Unbelievable barbarity! SHAME ON INDONESIA AND THE MAYOR OF SURABAYA! I shall never set foot in Indonesia again, and after the viewing of that programme I am sure thousands of others will feel the same. What can we do to stop this abomination?

  37. PETA Asia-Pacific...
    November 26th, 2013, 10:32 am

    Hi Kathleen,
    Thank you for your comment. To help put an end to the suffering you can write to the Ministry of Forestry and demand that the Surabaya Zoo be closed and the animals sent to suitable sanctuaries.
    Send polite comments to:
    The Honorable Zulkifli Hasan
    Minister of Forestry
    Building Block I Manggala Wanabakti Lt. 3
    Jalan Gatot Subroto, Senayan
    Jakarta, Indonesia 10270
    menhut@dephut.go.id
    Please also write to your nearest Indonesian Embassy or consulate. A list of embassies and consulates can be found here: http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/Indonesia/Indonesia1.html. The animals who are imprisoned in sickening conditions at the Surabaya Zoo need to live free from pain and hunger.

  38. Monica Smith...
    December 28th, 2013, 1:49 am

    This is barbaric and disgusting and must be stopped

  39. cat...
    December 28th, 2013, 1:51 am

    close this zoo asap! give these poor animals the proper life they deserve :(((

  40. Ash...
    December 28th, 2013, 1:56 am

    DISGUSTING

  41. Angela Polland...
    December 28th, 2013, 1:56 am

    This Zoo needs closing down shocking animal abuse they look so sad ;(

  42. Dawn...
    December 28th, 2013, 1:56 am

    Someone needs to help these poor animals

  43. Diana Machado...
    December 28th, 2013, 1:57 am

    This needs to stop! Now! This is absolutely horrendous!

  44. Lorna Routledge...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:03 am

    Please close Surabaya Zoo! In this day and age there is a absolutely no excuse for this cruelty! The conditions that these poor once great animals are existing is is barbaric beyond belief!! Chains tethering legs until they are cut, painful and bleeding. Wilful starvation and neglect of these poor animals beggars belief. Society is now well aware of the rights of animals. The animals are unable to speak up for themselves so we will do it for them.
    Shame in your government for allowing this too happen over a long period of time! Close this zoo immediately for the sake of these animals!!!!
    The images of this zoo will do nothing but harm the tourism trade in your country, as no right minded person would pay to look at animals being kept in squalor and misery!

    Thanks

    Lorna Routledge

  45. Charlie king...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:09 am

    ThIs is barbaric and extremely upsetting!! For god sake please end this suffering and close this hell hole down! I’m gutted by what I see!!

  46. Sandra Hinds...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:13 am

    Please stop this cruelty now! These poor animals need to be transferred to a more appropriate facility asap. To keep them in these conditions is an absolute disgrace.
    Sandra Hinds

  47. Kalinka SmithOwen...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:14 am

    This is an absolute disgrace…the arseholes responsible need to be starved and shackled. .or battered! But you’ll have to get in line behind me!!

  48. Kimberley peck...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:16 am

    This needs to be closed and end now. It’s disgusting that these beautiful animals can be treated this way. Let them live the life that they deserve. Would you like to be treated this way????? No you wouldn’t so stop treating defenses animals in this way

  49. Marilyn Cocking...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:17 am

    How can you be so CRUEL . Disgusting .

  50. Mandy Mccarthy...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:18 am

    What a living hell.what a shame hate zoos.animals deserve much more.so sad left in hands of humans

  51. linda...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:19 am

    close this place down, its not a zoo its a place of torture, u leaders must no about it, close it now, the animals come first !

  52. Rosa D’Aloia...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:20 am

    This is disgusting, sick and awful excuse for a zoo! No animal should be chained up, abused and caged! The zoo must be closed immediately and the animals transfered to an open space where they will be cared for, loved and nurtured back to they’re gracefully selves!

  53. Ria Jones...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:25 am

    Please close down this cruel zoo and set these sick and defenseless animals free.

  54. SAMANTHA...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:25 am

    Hi,
    I have tried emailing but it appears that the address above has now been deleted.
    Cheers,
    Sam

  55. Helen Barnett...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:26 am

    Close this zoo!!!

  56. Teresa redman...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:27 am

    Places like these are the reason I hate countries like yours I will never support this or put my money into your tourism! Free these animals it’s disgusting!!!! U shud be made to swap places with these animals

  57. Lesley White...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:28 am

    Please close this zoo, the animals deserve better, they are starving and unkempt and should be receiving better treatment than they are receiving now

  58. Rachel Nunn...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:29 am

    Please take these poor animals to an Animal sanctuary. Away from this disgusting place xx

  59. Geraldine O’Farrell...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:34 am

    Close the zoo now!

  60. Natalie...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:36 am

    Close this zoo and end the suffering on these poor animals!

  61. aastha...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:38 am

    This is cruel and needs to end . We don’t want entertainment on the cost of some ones freedom

  62. angela shephard...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:45 am

    End this now, nothing more to say is there

  63. janet...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:47 am

    close the bloody place NOW… i am not against Zoos they do a lot of good and the ones in the UK are like their own habitat..but somebody please in a position to do so get the place closed down , find homes for those pathetic sad animals , and prosecute the excuse for human beings that run it….no good showing pictures etc, action must be taken now before its too late to save a single animal….i am so livid …just wish i had money and i could do something about it …………

  64. Jenny Kelly...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:56 am

    Please help these poor suffering animals..locked away and overcrowded cages…horrific…

  65. Carolynn Wentworth...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:04 am

    Please take urgent action to help these poor defenceless animals. Terrible cruelty should be punished !!!!

  66. Janice Simmonds...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:09 am

    Shut this horrible pale down ASAP

  67. Fiona...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:24 am

    This is a disgrace. Please close this zoo.

  68. ann williamson...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:33 am

    This is what makes me ashamed to be human. We share this planet with animals and should respect their right to live among their own species in a way that is natural to them. As humans, we do not have the right to degrade, harm or manipulate these beautiful creatures. Close this zoo and allow the remaining animals to be saved, and if possible, returned to their natural habitats. As long as this continues, I will never visit Indonesia

  69. Lydia Nicoll...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:43 am

    Please look after these poor animals. Imagine how it feels to be starved and not kept in good conditions.

  70. Ian riding...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:50 am

    Please show compassion to these wonderful animals and close the zoo. The zoo is even home to rare and endangered animals let them go to a new home that with help to protect their survival.

  71. Mavis Highfield...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:58 am

    Surely something can be done to free these animals from distress!? How can such a place be called a zoo? A zoo is a place people visit to enjoy seeing contented animals that are properly looked after!!

  72. Belma ilkan...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:27 am

    Shut it down and give away the animals

  73. Joanne Reynolds...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:32 am

    This zoo should be closed now. Humans have no right to treat animals in this way.

  74. Joanne Reynolds...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:33 am

    I have emailed the government in their country.

  75. Karen penn...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:35 am

    Please close this down, can we start an e petition to send to their govt???

  76. cheryl woolliscroft...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:41 am

    Shut the hell hole down!!!!! Such heartless people on planet earth

  77. Annewatkins...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:47 am

    Animals belong in the wild not in zoos, especially when they r not even looked after

  78. Fran Guille-Wadey...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:49 am

    Enough is enough. To many deaths, the place needs shutting down and all animals removed. Disgusting cruel and nasty

  79. JANET CARTER...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:50 am

    This sort of animal welfare makes your country look bad in the eyes of the civilised world and unless you do something with immediate effect the whole world will look on you as a backward third world country, who are uneducated, and l for one will never give to any charity in the future that will benefit your country until this appalling situation is rectified, disgusting !!!!!!

  80. Aaron...
    December 28th, 2013, 5:00 am

    Shut this zoo down. Treating creatures like this is nor right

  81. Maxine Budding...
    December 28th, 2013, 5:02 am

    This is disgusting! Animals dont deserve this treatment, they are the most beautiful beings on this evil planet and there wont be any left if this carries in. CLOSE THIS ‘ZOO’ !!!!!

  82. carol else...
    December 28th, 2013, 5:15 am

    put a stop to this right now,it not right,would you like to be treated like this,no i bet you wouldnt

  83. Carla...
    December 28th, 2013, 5:18 am

    Why is this allowed!? Simple as that.

  84. val binns...
    December 28th, 2013, 5:22 am

    what sickening photos, day after day something horrific is happening to poor defenceless animal. why do these countries allow this to happen. something needs to be done sooner rather than later. I cant bring myself to watch these upsetting stories as they reduce me to tears and I really cannot bear to see such suffering.

  85. diane smith...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:01 am

    This zoo must be shut down a.s.a.p!!!! Save these poor animals a ps from any more suffering!!!

  86. Ira Miskovic...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:10 am

    Please end suffering of these magnificent & innocent animals , by closing this Zoo & moving them to better place where they’ll be loved & respected!

  87. Tamar Phillips...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:27 am

    Please close this down. We are supposed to love and care for animals not lock them up and ultimately kill them. Who in their right mind would be even paying to go and see these poor animals in the state they are in. Just shut it down!

  88. Fiona Baker...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:29 am

    Please close down the Indonesian Zoo immediately and stop the appauling suffering and neglect that these animals are enduring by being in the Indonesian Zoo. So many animals have already died or dying please do something now these animals cant wait anylonger!

  89. Adam Fransella...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:40 am

    STOP THIS ABUSE AND NEGLECT! START IMPROVING CONDITIONS NOW!!

  90. Emma Sharkey...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:42 am

    Close down the zoo!

  91. Maggie Cranfield...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:48 am

    Disgusting and down right cruel.

  92. Hazel Gillies...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:49 am

    This is Absolutely Disgusting. We need a petition to sign to shut the Zoo down for good. Wild animals belong in the WILD not in cages and being horrifically bad used.It breaks my heart to see any animal in distress and all these animals are.Please shut the zoo down .

  93. Julie Miller...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:53 am

    Shut down this horrific zoo!!! Place these neglected animals in a sanctuary to live the rest if there lives without suffering!! I’m sooo disgusted!!!

  94. siobhan thorpe...
    December 28th, 2013, 6:54 am

    Dear Sirs

    It is very clear these animals are not receiving the care they need, are suffering, underweight, keep in cramped enclosures and in poor conditions. The zoo needs to be closed and the animals moved to much better enclosures where they can be happy and live out the rest of their lives without feeling pain or suffering from the neglect they are going through at the Surabaya Zoo. Something needs to be done now before anymore animals die!! It disgusts me that the governments and authorities allow this to be happening. ACT NOW

  95. Chris Forest -Potter...
    December 28th, 2013, 7:26 am

    Stop this now Get the animals out shut the zoo and bring to court all those that allow this to happen

  96. karen clow...
    December 28th, 2013, 7:33 am

    This is discusting! How can any normal person allow any species to suffer such appauling cruelty! Pleas God let a strong counrty intervene and get this hell hole shut down! Shame on the people who let this happen i hope Karma comes for you soon and you recieve the punishment you deserve! I would never want to visit a country such as Indonisia if the people there are so heartless and barbaric that they allow this to happen shanme on the government to !!!

  97. Liz Steen...
    December 28th, 2013, 7:41 am

    Indonesia, shame on you for this abomination called a zoo. My grandmother used to say ‘measure a man by how he treats his animals’. How simple and true

  98. Megan...
    December 28th, 2013, 8:19 am

    If you can’t take care of the animal’s properly then this zoo should be shut down immediately.. its horrible to witness such beautiful animals being neglected and harmed.

  99. Paul Furnival...
    December 28th, 2013, 9:09 am

    People. We are an intelligent world. We know in our hearts when animals (or humans) are being treated badly. Step up guys and sort this out. Imagine if it was your children that were being treated like this. Would you have a smile on your face? I think not. :/

  100. Jenny...
    December 28th, 2013, 9:30 am

    Shut it down ASAP and arrest the owner and cease the zoo as an asset and sell to rehab and rehouse this animals so they can retire in luxury

  101. Jelique Ayala...
    December 28th, 2013, 10:59 am

    Please give these animals a chance to be loved and live right!!

  102. colette...
    December 28th, 2013, 12:59 pm

    Please stop this!!!! ):

  103. Tijana...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:00 pm

    Boycott Indonesia, until it installs legislation against animal torture!

  104. jan hales...
    December 28th, 2013, 2:39 pm

    Someone please get in this place now and get it sorted. These poor animals would be better of put to sleep…….. SO CRUEL but what do these people care ? Nothing at all it would seem.

  105. vanegas ana...
    December 28th, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Por favor un poco de piedad por todos estos animales.. es el momento que tengan su libertad, que en estos ultimos agnos q les quedan logren llevar una vida llena de paz, amor, livertad y confianza con la naturaleza, que sientan la naturaleza en su. inteterio,que sepan lo que es la libertad, que sientan que la naturaleza los ama.. gracias por su comprencion. Ayuda la naturaleza dejando estos animales en libertad.. gracias…♡

  106. Lois Sherret...
    December 28th, 2013, 4:39 pm

    Please close this zoo and give these animals a second chance at a normal and kind life

  107. Nancy Nudds...
    December 28th, 2013, 5:35 pm

  108. Susan Gibbins...
    December 28th, 2013, 7:23 pm

    How disgraceful in this day and age , that people can treat animals like that !!! Stop the cruelty !!

  109. Sonia Aldridge...
    December 28th, 2013, 7:26 pm

    the people that run this zoo obviously don’t give a damb about the animals in their care so why would they want to keep it open it is beyond belief that in this day and age such cruelty exists CLOSE THIS POOR EXCUSE FOR A ZOO before anymore die
    and end this suffering please !

  110. Shona Costello...
    December 28th, 2013, 8:01 pm

    Shut this hellhole down…just awful!

  111. Kirsty Lymburn...
    December 28th, 2013, 8:30 pm

    Please can you close the zoo and make sure all the animals are moved to a healthier and happier existance. I have travelled to Indonesia and plan on returning and your zoo is not a place which I or any other tourist wish to visit. Please give the animals a chance to live out their lives in a much better place. Thank you!

  112. Carol Gardner...
    December 28th, 2013, 8:56 pm

    I have taken part in protests using aanimals as a source of income atvtgecexoense and suffering of animals. We have no right to remove an animal from its natural habitat to do this nor do we have the right to breed in captivity fior the same reason.
    I am deeply horrified at the negkect and disgusting conditions you allow these poor aninals to exist in untill the die ior go mental. Your zoos are disgusting and shameful please do something about it
    From one pretty disgusted and very disappointed uk cituzen…this is not good for advertisung your country it us shameful

  113. Karen McKeown...
    December 28th, 2013, 9:37 pm

    This zoo is disgusting. I am horrified. Shut down Surabaya Zoo now. Hand over all these poor animals to someone who can tend for them properly.

    “The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.” ~Mahatma Gandhi.

    Stop the exploitation & shut it down NOW.

  114. Nelam...
    December 28th, 2013, 10:44 pm

    Please close down this zoo and end the suffering of these poor animals

  115. kelly bondon...
    December 29th, 2013, 12:31 am

    this made me cry i cant put it in to words how i feel pls pls shut this down or put the poor animals out of there misery god is so upset with this it must stop asap

  116. Annmarie...
    December 29th, 2013, 6:26 am

    Pls close it down!! It is not healthy for any animal to be lock up or to be in invirorment that is so disquieting !!! Please close it down ans send these animals somewhere else. I beg you!!!!

  117. Sarah Hunt...
    December 29th, 2013, 3:30 pm

    Please close this zoo down and end the suffering for all those animals. All animals deserve to be treated better than this.

  118. Dawn...
    December 29th, 2013, 9:24 pm

    Please close this zoo down, animals have the same emotions and experience the same pain as us humans do…….imagine if you found your own children living in these conditions…..this is just barbaric!!!!! Animals need to be free or at least in a comforting caring environment if held as pets (and that is the ONLY reason animals should be in captivity – as pets).

  119. Sharon Hunter...
    December 30th, 2013, 7:31 am

    This is not a zoo…this is a concentration camp for torturing animals…an absolute disgrace to mankind. You show your worth by how you treat your animals, and this is how you treat these beautiful creatures…it is there for all to see. What have they done to deserve such horrendous treatment…. Have the courage and the decency to help these poor, poor animals and close this down now.

  120. nura...
    December 30th, 2013, 12:39 pm

    Please world…., RESCUE those animals out of there first. Immediately! Or we only keep counting their death .

  121. eka martha...
    January 9th, 2014, 12:04 am

    I am indonesian and I wrote letter to PETA this morning,because one more lion died thia morning.its so terrible.the goverment cant take the right action immediately and thats why I ask PETA.the animal must be saved and heald..

  122. rachel...
    January 10th, 2014, 3:10 am

    Please close this zoo down. The conditions and treatment of these animals are outrageously cruel. The fact that so many animals have died in such horrific circumstances is scandelous.

  123. DENISE...
    January 10th, 2014, 4:22 am

    Wont visit any of these cruel countries – please close and relocate every animal as obviously cannot look after them in a proper environment that each and every animal requires

  124. Jennifer Goldthwaite...
    January 10th, 2014, 4:25 am

    Shut down this zoo!!!

  125. Lauren Smith...
    January 10th, 2014, 4:28 am

    Lauren Smith
    Absolutely disgusting

  126. Juliet...
    January 10th, 2014, 7:28 am

    Please, be kind to animals… This is an appalling sight, the least you can do, is close down the zoo and rehouse the animals.

    Every animal, no matter how small deserves a right to life and food.

    Shut down this zoo please, it is an embarrassment to human nature.

    Thank you.

  127. Lisa Jackson...
    January 10th, 2014, 8:19 am

    Please close this zoo down.
    How many animals need to die under horrific conditions before the Indonesian authorities step in and ensure it no longer happens. This is heartbreaking to see .

  128. Marie...
    January 10th, 2014, 6:28 pm

    Absolutely shocked at the images of this majestic beast hanging. Please close this, so called, “Zoo” down NOW!

  129. Indah...
    January 10th, 2014, 8:58 pm

    I am Indonesian and I am beyond ashamed with this. People around me are as horrified and heartbroken as I am. We support the closing of this deathly zoo. For those thinking this is typical Indonesian government, I am affraid you are right. Its time for them to stop those beasts sittin in this zoo management or whoever in charge for this matter bein a disgrace for mankind. Lets put a stop to this , but pls be fair when judging a nation. Millions of young Indonesian are in the same spirit towards a better and proper animal treatment.

  130. Hali dagarti...
    January 11th, 2014, 1:08 am

    This horrific place MUST close those poor beautiful animals….someone has to do something get the animals out of there and cared for. How could the zoo do this they should be punished severely…..FOR GODS SAKE WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET THIS STOPPED?!?!

  131. Muriel Servaege...
    January 11th, 2014, 7:03 am

    I really feel sorry for the poor animals forced to live there. They should be set free. But instead of that, whenever I read reports about their plight, things don’t seem to evolve.

  132. Rosie...
    January 11th, 2014, 12:21 pm

    Indonesia, please stop this horrific cruelty! Close this horrible place and relocate the amimals before they all die. There are a lot of animal lovers around the world, who are at this moment, thinking that Indonesians are not very nice people, if they continue to practice such cruelty to amimal.

  133. Wendy...
    January 11th, 2014, 8:44 pm

    Please close this horrible zoo. Send the animals to the Bali Safari and marine park. The animals will be happy there.

  134. Brian Nolan...
    January 12th, 2014, 12:05 am

    This is 2014 NOT the middle ages,how can you be considered modern ,when you allow this barbarity to go on,STOP it now,all animals in the wild are in danger,none more so than in your disgusting so called zoo.

  135. aneela hafeez...
    January 13th, 2014, 12:01 am

    This is disgraceful. Mr Hasan, If you are a true muslim and you understand and believe in what the Quran reveals, then you should follow its teachings. the Quran teaches us that we are the custodians of this world and all life in it. We are charged with ensuring we look after our animals and treat them gently and with care. The image of Micheal the poor poor lion, hanging from the bars of the cage your zoo put him in, is tearing my heart to pieces. How could you allow this to happen? Its absolutely disgusting and from what I read, none of the animals in this so called zoo are safe. Please, for the sake of all that is good and pure, please close down this zoo and locate these poop defenseless creatures to better places.
    You are heaping more and more sins against yourself, not to mention the ‘baddua’ (the curses) that these voiceless animals are giving you.
    PLEASE CLOSE THIS ZOO NOW!

  136. Anya...
    January 14th, 2014, 12:15 pm

    Please shut the zoo down and move the animals into better habitats where tet can be treated fairly and take excellent care of. It breaks my heart to see thing like this. Please help these poor animals from their suffering!!!

  137. April Smith...
    January 15th, 2014, 12:34 pm

    This is an atrocity! Take proper care of these innocent animals or shut down!

  138. Sonia Coram...
    January 18th, 2014, 11:14 pm

    Please close this zoo now. These poor animals have suffered tremendously and it is beyond disgusting and cruel for this to continue. What kind of an example is led for young minds who visit these establishments? It is beyond unacceptable. Take heed and close this immediately and find elsewhere for these animals to attempt to live.

  139. Muriel Servaege...
    February 7th, 2014, 5:07 am

    All the animals live in hell in that zoo.

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