Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group insists the Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) to stop cruelty to elephants in Surabaya Zoo. The request was submitted in a letter sent via email today (Wednesday, 4th of January 2017, copied to Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation at the MoEF, and to the Minister of MoEF.
The Scorpion investigator visited the zoo last Tuesday (27th December 2016) for monitoring at the zoo and find an elephant with two legs (one front and one back legs) chained. The elephant was standing on a concrete floor containing urine and feces. The elephant were not able to access food and drinking water and looked so stress.