The Malacca Zoo has made it to the pages of the UK Daily Mail for the wrong reasons. The paper has highlighted the allegedly poor treatment of orangutans at the zoo.
See the report and photos. The photos remind me of the recent Planet of the Apes movie.
The Daily Mail cites wildlife campaigners as saying Malaysia’s zoos are among the worst in the world.
Now, I haven’t been to a local zoo for years and I have no intention of visiting one anytime soon. I don’t believe in zoos or having any animals kept in cages for entertainment or animal testing.
So could any of you who have been to the Malacca zoo verify if this report is true? And perhaps the Malacca Zoo and the Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) folks could respond to the Daily Mail report.
If we don’t respect human rights, what hope do animals have?