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Exploitation of Orangutan and Sun bear at Lembah Hijau Zoo (Sumatra) Discontinued (September 18, 2017)
Posted on 13:52 September 18th, 2017

 


Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group recently investigated wildlife conditions in Lemah Hijau and conducted a campaign calling for support from various parties to express concerns about the orangutan and sun bear circus of the zoo. This approach was quite successful.

After featuring a circus performance of bears and orangutan in Lembah Hijau, many Scorpion Facebook visitors sent email to the management of the Lembah Hijau Zoo. Finally, this zoo discontinued the exploitation of bear and orangutan at the zoo.

As a follow up of the previous monitoring and campaign, Scorpion visited the zoo again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday (12,13, and 17 September 2017) and found no more bear circus performance at the zoo. Then Scorpion asked an officer why no bear and orangutan circus. The officer said, they had been stopped because of many protests, including from NGOs.

We thank all our FB visitors who supported Scorpion in the campaigns.

The bear circus video on Scorpion Facebook reached 1,486,990 persons, disseminated by 11,869 persons. The video also received 5,500 reactions, and 1,776 comments. In addition to the video campaigns on FB, Scorpion also ran a petition that received media attention. Below are links to media reports:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bear-forced-perform-tricks-slippery-165423898.html

https://ph.news.yahoo.com/bear-forced-perform-tricks-slippery-165423898.html

http://www.australianewstoday.com/news/2017/08/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food-credit-facebookscorpion-wildlife-trade-monitoring-group-via-storyful/

http://www.willistonherald.com/national/news/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food/html_2b43e22c-2e82-5950-9ec1-a9700db6670f.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/world/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food/html_8b9daa08-8e06-5eec-9a8c-7b755ef79afa.html

http://www.purcellregister.com/news/national/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food/html_9cdf66ef-33dd-591d-bdb5-a6f40ba98536.html

http://syvnews.com/news/world/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food/html_a184f301-0c95-5807-b4a6-24c0b16dfc86.html

https://fawesome.tv/fawesome-topics/10232617-bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food

https://play.mobicast.tv/news/storyful-news-weather/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food

http://kokomoperspective.com/news/national/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food/html_1071512d-444c-50e4-95ae-b3a8aead11c9.html

http://kdhnews.com/news/nation/bear-forced-to-perform-tricks-on-slippery-floor-for-food/html_66fca531-98be-54c5-bccc-6e3ea9c8f44c.html


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