Ban Orangutan Boxing for Entertainment

PETITION: Ban Orangutan Boxing for Entertainment

TARGET: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand

In Thailand, orangutans are being forced in the boxing ring to fight one another for human entertainment. The animals are dressed in boxing gear and placed in a ring to resemble a boxing match with each other. Animal lovers are in awe and appalled at such an exploitation of animals for the amusement of humans. Since 2005, over 22,000 apes have been sold, killed while being hunted or died in captivity as a part of the illegal trade of primates that still continues to this day. Huge profits are made selling illegally captured primates to zoos and other attractions around the world . Winners are awarded food and other rewards but ultimately both primates return to the dark cells where they are illegally kept. It is time to stop this disgusting display of animal brutality; orangutan boxing certainly stands as the most shameful symptom of the illegal primate trade. Orangutans are highly intelligent and sensitive animals and share 97 percent of their DNA with humans. Orangutans do not belong in a ring where they are dressed up and made to fight- they are not boxing because they want to, they’re boxing because they’re afraid not to.

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Connie Allen
  • 2 days ago
So wrong and barbaric. I will never visit Thailand!!!
Sherrie Shown
  • 6 days ago
Kira Day
  • 3 weeks ago
Gulde Sybille
  • 1 month ago
Gerechtigkeit für die Tiere. Wir Leben im einundzwanzigsten Jahrhundert und nicht mehr im Mittelalter. Gerechtigkeit für die Tiere.
Angela Van Cranenbroek
  • 1 month ago
Caroline Sévilla
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Carol Painter
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Aruj Rudolph
  • 2 months ago
Only ugly & smelly countries could think of ugly things... then again. America isn't all that great either! Here we're killing our own wildlife in the name of Game!
Betty Harris
  • 2 months ago
Just wrong
Sharon Peters
  • 2 months ago