Monday, September 19, 2011

Orangutan Smoking Cigarettes

Orangutan are endangered animals which according to the Indonesian law must be protected from anything that might endanger its existence.

That's why I was very surprised when AFP reported that Orangutan are 'allowed to smoke in Indonesian  zoos' (below).

I hope that the zoo authority in Indonesia will clarify this disturbing report.




JAKARTA — An activist said Saturday that orangutans in many of Indonesia's zoos were allowed to smoke as visitors could freely toss cigarettes to them without proper monitoring.
"Cigarettes are bad for orangutans' health. We demand the zoos closely monitor the orangutans," Centre for Orangutan Protection campaigner Hardi Baktiantoro told AFP.
"Orangutans can also smoke cigarettes because they tend to imitate human behaviour," he said.
Baktiantoro said the apes were able to receive any food or cigarettes thrown to them as there were no barriers between them and zoo visitors.
In Malaysia, an orangutan named Shirley that amused visitors by smoking cigarette butts thrown into her cage was being forced to go cold turkey after authorities seized the great ape from a state-run zoo last week.

20 comments:

colson said...

A mini-tragedy that tells much about the weird and unnatural way human beings treat animals.

Wisata Murah said...

xixixixi really fun visitors

itu orang pada iseng amat yak. jail jail.hehehe

Munir ardi said...

hanya untuk memuaskan pengunjung tapi negara kita mungkin akan mendapat teguran atau hal jelek lainnya dari para penyayang binatang, maaf pak kemarin blog saya dihack orang jadi tidak stabil post saya saja hilang 175 buah

Wind said...

Yes, unusual news!
How can it be like this?
Strange!

Anyway, I wish for you a perfect week!
My best regards from Romania!

r10 said...

Pusat Primata Schmutzer di KB Ragunan melarang pengunjung membawa makanan/minuman termasuk rokok

sayangnya di luar zona itu orang Utan tidak dijaga dengan baik sehingga pengunjung bebas memberi makan/minum

Linda said...

The orangutans have no way of knowing that cigarettes are harmful! Many facilities in the USA have banned smoking in public areas to protect children and people with asthma. Perhaps zoos will have to do this to protect animals.

Aprianti said...

Never understand what these people think. Giving cigarettes to orang utan is nasty, especially when the reason is only because they think a smoking orang utan is a funny scene to see. They’d better watch a comedy show if they want to have a good laugh

Furree Katt said...

that's just cruel.

trancepass said...

Those people simply think that tobacco doesn't harm Orangutan. Protecting Orangutan should include protection from those people.

M Dadan Suryana said...

I'm so sad to hear that. :(

M Dadan Suryana said...

I have followed back your blog.:)

attayaya said...

orangutan tersebut mempunyai kebiasaan merokok mungkin dari penjaga terdahulunya.
hmmm....
pengunjung yg gatau masalah merasa ini suatu pertunjukan aneh dan lucu serta patut ditonton.

kasian orangutan
kasian hutan Indonesia

H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
It is very shameful tragedy.

@Wisata Murah,
Seharusnya petugas kebun binatang selalu monitor agar dapat dicegah.

@Munir Ardi,
Mudah2an keadaannya akan menjadi lebih baik.

Waah para hacker sekarang membabi buta serangannya. Semoga sekarang sudah teratasi masalahnya.

@Wind,
Very unusual indeed.

@R10,
Memang yang diluar pusat primata tsb pengunjung sepertinya dibiarkan memberi makan/minum.

@Linda,
Actually the zoos here forbid giving food/drink and definitely cigarettes to the animals there.
But sometimes visitors would not obey the rule.

@Aprianti,
Yes those visitors should go to a comedy show if they want to have a good laugh, not to a zoo.

@Furree Katt,
Very cruel indeed.

@Trancepass,
I agree that orangutan should be protected from such people.

@M. Dadan,
Very sad indeed.
Thank you for following back.

@Attayaya,
Memang kasihan, habitat mereka
di hutan sudah banyak ditebang, sekarang di kebun binatangpun mereka tidak dipeihara dengan baik.

Medicine Of Herbal said...

The orangutans have no way of knowing that cigarettes are harmful! Many facilities in the USA have banned smoking in public areas to protect children and people with asthma. Perhaps zoos will have to do this to protect animals.

Nature-Pills said...

dont be sad....cheer up...
hehehe

mainelyequal said...

i already follow up your site..
nice post

sinhui said...

that was a great post...keep posting

H. Nizam said...

@Medicines of Herbal,
Yes zoos should be free of cigarette smoking.

@Nature Pills,
Thank you for cheering me up.

@Maynelyequal,
I am glad that you like my blog. Thank you.

@Sinhui,
I am happy that you like this post. Thank you.

buy cigarettes said...

People shouldn't throw cigars at orangutans in the first place let alone let the animal smoke.

newport cigarettes said...

This is a very strange indeed. how come the Indonesian government allows this kind of addiction to orangutans? They are animals and even though they know how to smoke, they don't know what the effects of doing this kind of act. Anyway, the government must do something about this.