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SCORPION: Stop Using Wildlife as Photo Props (March 15, 2017)
Posted on 08:31 March 16th, 2017


A tiger cub pounced a young girl in Kediri. In relation to that tragic event, the Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group on Wednesday, 15th of March 2017, issued a Press Release urging the government to stop all cruel attractions and photo props with the wildlife throughout Indonesia.


Dangerous photo session of a child with lions.

As wildly publicized by many Indonesian print and online media, a young girl was pounced by a tiger cub in Kediri while having the tiger as photo prop.

Cruelty to orangutan.  
In the Press Release, the Deputy Director of the Scorpion Foundation Marison Guciano expressed concerns about the security of human lives in the animal attraction and photo session with the wildlife.


Cruelty to sun bear.

Previously, Scorpion Foundaiton sent a letter via email to the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Mrs. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, copied to Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation, and Director of Biodiversity Conservation on 10 February 2017. There has not been any reply to the Scorpion’s letter yet.

Cruelty to sea lions.

In addition to the letter, Scorpion has also launched a petition asking to stop all wildlife attraction and photo props with wildlife because they are not only endanger human lives but they are also a form of animal cruelty. Below is a link the petition of Scorpion Foundation asking to stop all cruel attractions and photo props wih the wildlife .

https://www.change.org/p/siti-nurbaya-bakar-ban-all-cruel-animal-attractions-in-the-indonesian-zoos

"Before the tragic event in Kediri, we have reminded the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to immediately stop all wildlife attraction,” Marison said.

The Scorpion Foundation noted some zoos and safari parks in Indonesia used the wildlife as photo props including in Taman Safari Cisarua Bogor, Taman Safari Prigen Pasuruan, Bali Zoo and Gembiraloka, Yogyakarta.

Below is the link to a photo session with lion cub in Taman Safari Prigen Pasuruan.

https://youtu.be/oG-DGgTi3jc

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