The Asia for Animals coalition is deeply concerned about the welfare of captive animals - both wild and domesticated, living within zoos, petting zoos and other public attractions in Taiwan.
Please join us in calling the government of Taiwan to develop animal welfare standards for all facilities which house captive animals, used for public entertainment and so-called educational purposes.
We believe that all animals should be protected from conditions detrimental to their well-being and provided with conditions which meet their behavioural, psychological and physical needs.
We urgently call for a ban on the following practices:
- the practice of feeding live prey to large predators for entertainment;
- the use of wild animals for photo-taking with members of the public;
- the use of wild animals in circus-style performances where animals are forced to exhibit behaviour contrary to their natural behaviour in the wild;
- the exhibition of wild-caught individuals (except for individuals that have been confiscated as part of an illegal trade and cannot be returned to wild)
- the feeding of animals by the public
- the petting of animals by the public