An animal rights group is urging Indonesian authorities to intervene within the case of a “critical wildlife crime” within the ongoing gross sales of child primates at Satria Hen Market in Denpasar.
Lengthy-tailed macaques introduced in from Sumatra island are overtly bought month-to-month at Satria, in keeping with the Jakarta Animal Help Community (JAAN).
“In Bali, we see a lot of primates overtly bought on the Satria Market,” JAAN wrote in an announcement. “All our reviews to the authorities requesting intervention stay un-responded.”
The group mentioned many vacationers and guests find yourself shopping for the monkeys out of pity, however most don’t know what to do with them afterwards. JAAN added that although long-tailed macaques are acknowledged as a “susceptible” species internationally, they’ve but to obtain safety in Indonesia.
Promoting child primates in most of these markets, JAAN defined, is a violation of current Indonesian laws, together with Article 302 on animal abuse underneath the Prison Code (KUHP) and the 2019 Legislation on Farming and Animal Well being.
Within the final two months, JAAN mentioned Indonesian authorities confiscated 36 child primates that have been en path to being shipped to Java and Bali, which illustrates “how huge the issue is.”
“This cruelty has to cease and we request a critical intervention of the Bali authorities to guard primates and Indonesian wildlife [sic],” JAAN wrote.
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