The Scorpion Wildlife Monitoring Group demanded Jakarta Governor closes down illegal wildlife market in Jatinegara, East Jakarta in a demonstration in front of Governor Office on Thursday (13/10/2016). Following the demonstration the media had a brief interview with the Governor (Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok).
“I haven’t got a report, but for sure, it is not allowed (to sell wildlife in Jatinegara),” the governor said.
The comment of the governor published by News Channel television on Thursday (13/10/2016). (Linkto News Channel report)
Scorpion asked the governor to close down Jatinegara market because protected wildlife often on sale in this market. Besides that, the wildlife on this market are not covered with transportation document (Surat Angkut Tumbuhan dan Satwa Dalam Negeri/SATS-DN).