Your guide to making animal friendly choices on holiday
Tourist activities that exploit animals only continue because tourists choose to support them. As a tourist you have a choice – to avoid cruel practices and reward positive ones.
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26/11/2014 - ‘Zoo of Death’ (BBC News, 2014), ‘World’s Cruellest Zoo’ (Daily Mail, 2014), ‘Indonesia’s ‘nightmare’ zoo’ (The Telegraph, 2012) – these are some of the other names by which Surabaya Zoo has come to be known as a result of the highly distressing condition of many of its animal residents, high death rate and extremely poor level of care. Currently the subject of a Change.org petition for the zoo to be closed and scoring an appalling zero on the RIGHT-tourism Zoo Review’s quality of life assessment, Surabaya is to be avoided at all costs.
26/11/2014 - Some of the reviewers and bloggers are aware of the fact that the zoo has received multiple awards and its top rankings (such as by the Family Fun magazine, TripAdvisor). The zoo has also been regarded as a very good educational institute by many. Public opinion and animal welfare measures of this zoo suggest that the animals here are looked after well.
24/11/2014 - But Arturo isn’t the only problem, all their animals are living in small, bare cages, and some of them, like monkeys and horses, are loose without any supervision. All the negative comments on TripAdvisor and Google that refer to animal welfare, discuss total neglect towards the animals and a deplorable quality of life.