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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Recent Supporters

William Ciommo
  • 1 week ago
Orangutans are the closest cousin to the human. How can you subject these beautiful creatures to such barbaric displays. You need to stop this immediately. Humans are better than this.
Denise Bonk
  • 1 week ago
Tracey Maunder
  • 1 month ago
No animal should be used for human entertainment. It's cruel and abusive. All animals should have the right to live natural lives free from capitivity.
Shubham Agarwal
  • 2 months ago
Deborah Hill
  • 2 months ago
Henny Uhl
  • 2 months ago
Millamaria Vaittinen
  • 3 months ago
Renae Smith
  • 3 months ago
Animals don't have a voice , I do...
christine beaudry
  • 3 months ago
Shameful......Please stop
Hendricka Samytowski
  • 3 months ago