appeals to the Wildlife Authority (BBKSDA) in West Java to end cruelty and torture to
the wildlife in this province. The appeal is conveyed via email today (30/08/2016)
to BBKSDA Officer who is in charge of handling zoo affairs in West Java Province.
In current visit to Plaza Asia Mini Zoo, Scorpion Investigator found siamang gibbons, pig-tailed macaques, and long-tailed macaques have no water to drink ready 24/7 in their cages. This is very cruel to these animals.
In Bandung zoo, Scorpion investigator found an elephant chained on two legs causing the elephant unable to move freely. This is a kind of torture to this creature.
Local online media (www.initasik.com) recently filed a report based on interview with an animal keeper of Plaza Asia Mini Zoo saying that feeding of animals in the mini zoo rely on fruits and vegetables that are unsold in markets. As a result, many animals here have died. Initially there are about 80 species of animals, but now all that remains less than half.
www.initasik.com also reported unconfirmed information that Taman Mini Plaza Asia is illegal.
The five photographs above are all from Plaza Asia Mini Zoo in Tasikmalaya, West Java province. (Photo: Scorpion)
This elephant is chained on two legs causing this beautiful creature unable to move freely.