After conducting various campaigns through social media ,
youtube , websites , and even demonstrations to protest the Ministry of the
Environment and Forestry (MoEF) pertaining to poor conditions of animals in
Indonesia zoos, finally the MoEF began to recognize openly that the conditions
in the Indonesian zoos are bad and require guideline.
The Environment and Forestry Ministry is preparing a standard zoo guideline for zoos in Indonesia. "We are working with PKBSI (the Indonesian Zoo Association)," said Director General of Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems of the Ministry Tachrir Fathoni in Jakarta, Sunday (14/8).
Tachrir added that the guideline includes several aspects, including the management of cages, zoo area, number of animals that populate the zoo, zoo management, human resources, food, and animal welfare.
The guideline is still in the process of completion, he added.
Tachrir also acknowledged some zoos in Indonesia still have poor management.
The management of ten zoos under the supervisory of regional government, he said, is still not optimal, for example Bandung zoo.
"We've reprimanded the management," Tachrir added.
Tachrir further said the government also obliges the zoos to recruit permanent veterinarians for the management of the animals. (tempo.co/scorpionmonitor.org).
Director General of Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mr. Tachrir Fathoni.
Scorpion Demonstration in Bandung appealing to close down Bandung Zoo.
Scorpion Demonstration in from of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry appealing to end cruelty to animals in Indonesian zoos.