by: Malaysian Friends Of The Animals
target: Perhilitan, the Malaysian Wildlife Department
74,397 SUPPORTERS – 100,000 GOAL
In 2015, three chimpanzees were sent to the Bukit Gambang Safari Park (BGSP), a zoo in Malaysia. They were kept separated in bleak and desolate cages for more than two years.
The three chimps, Botan (17 y.o. female), Gonbay (29, Male) and Sumomo (19, Female) were kept in abusive conditions. Nothing was done by the wildlife authorities (Perhilitan) to stop their suffering.
In December 2017, they were transferred to a new zoo in Malaysia called the Langkawi Nature Park (LNP), which is owned by Sentoria Group Bhd, the same corporation that owns BGSP.
Before LNP was opened to the public, Sumomo escaped her night cage and was sadly shot dead by zoo security. Her tragic death came after years of being exploited in a Japanese TV show and abused at the zoos. No action has been taken to punish those responsible for her death.
Sign this petition to demand the Malaysian Wildlife Department:
- Punish Sentoria Group Bhd according to the wildlife law for keeping three chimps confined to cages for more than two years.
Punish Sentoria for the death of Sumomo.
Retire the two remaining chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Africa.