A coalition of international NGO’s (supported by 195 organizations) appeals to Dr. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, the Minister of Environment and Forestry, to end cruelty to animals in Ragunan Zoo.
“On behalf of our members globally, we appeal to you to carry out a welfare assessment of the zoo and to address these specific issues as a priority,” the letter said.
The letter also copied to President Joko Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Chairman of House of Representatives Drs. Setya Novanto, Ak, Executive Director of WAZA Gerald Dick, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, President of Indonesian Zoo and Aquarium Association (PKBSI) Dr H Rahmat Shah, Secretary General of Indonesian Zoo and Aquarium Association (PKBSI) Tony Sumampau, Director of Ragunan Zoo.
Below is a copy of the letter which was sent to Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group.