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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Jeffrey DeCristofaro
  • 3 days ago
Animals should NOT be exploited for entertainment, or FORCED into gladiatorial combat for sick human thrills!! Bam this permanently and hold those responsible more than merely accountable for their crimes to nature!!!!
Katerina Graham
  • 2 weeks ago
Sandra Exton
  • 2 weeks ago
ELLEN GROSSMAN
  • 2 weeks ago
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  • 3 weeks ago
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  • 4 weeks ago
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  • 1 month ago
Maria Kaidas
  • 1 month ago
BOYCOTT THAILAND!
roxie schliesman
  • 1 month ago
Marti Burris
  • 1 month ago
Hideous treatment of orangutans!