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Dear Friend,

Indonesia's Surabaya Zoo has recently come under fire yet again for keeping animals in filthy, severely crowded, inadequate enclosures and for the long list of animals who have died or gone missing at the decrepit facility. The most recent death was the zoo's only remaining giraffe, who died after ingesting plastic, which is believed to have been thrown into the animal's enclosure.

Last year, the Ministry of Forestry demanded a change in the zoo's management, but there have been no improvements in the welfare of the animals at the facility. Please write to the Ministry of Forestry and Surbaya city officials and demand that the suffering of animals at the hands of the Surabaya Zoo be ended for good. Please ask them to close the zoo and transfer the animals to more suitable facilities.

Please send polite comments to:

The Honorable Zulkifli Hasan
Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia
+62-21-570-4501-04; +62-21-573-0191

Please also write or call the Indonesian embassy in the U.S. and ask the ambassador to do everything in his power to intervene on behalf of these animals.

His Excellency Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
Indonesian Ambassador to the United States
2020 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-775-5365 (fax)

Contact details for Indonesian embassies outside the U.S. can be found here.

Thanks in advance for your action for animals!


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