Call for action: Wildlife

Apr 8, 2015

Calling for the Protection of Wildlife Housed in Captivity in Cambodia

Calling for the Protection of Wildlife Housed in Captivity in Cambodia

The situation for many animals in zoos in Cambodia remains dire, with thousands of animals suffering under appalling living conditions. The AfA coalition has written to the Director General of Forestry Administration in Cambodia calling for:

  • The closure of those facilities where the animals’ physiological and psychological needs cannot be met;
  • The development of national zoo legislation incorporating minimum animals welfare standards;
  • Compulsory inspection and licensing of all captive wild animal facilities.

Take Action

Action 1

Sign this petition calling to close down Prey Veng Zoo in Cambodia

Action 2

Sign the AfA petition below, calling for the development of national zoo legislation in Cambodia!

Calling for the Protection of Wildlife Housed in Captivity in Cambodia

I am deeply concerned with regards to the welfare of animals housed in zoos in Cambodia. Media reports continue to document the appalling conditions for animals within many zoos, with unsuitable and inadequate conditions resulting in immense animal suffering.

Globally zoos are moving away from being simple collections of animals and towards centres of conservation and education. To meet this new role animals need to be housed in environments which provide for their physical, psychological, and behavioural needs, and can be displayed to the public in conditions which represent their natural habitat. It is no longer permissible or justifiable for animals to be kept under conditions where even their most basic needs cannot be met in the name of entertainment.

I thereby urge you to work with the international zoo community and animal welfare experts to develop new regulations which incorporate animal welfare concepts and provide support for zoos to improve the welfare of the animals they house.

Signatures: 5233

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