In gentle of Zarith Sofia’s sun bear incident, it’s come to many individuals’s consideration that unique and endangered animals are all too typically present in Malaysian houses, particularly within the houses of the wealthy and influential.
In response to an eye fixed opening Facebook posting by Bam Arrogancia, who’s an advisor of the Gibbon Protection Society Malaysia (GPSM), Zarith isn’t the one celeb/influencer/wealthy/well-known particular person in Malaysia to personal and hold a uncommon and endangered species, and even wildlife generally, as pets.
Nak bagitau ni. Bukan Zarith Sofia sorang je ada bela wildlife sebagai haiwan peliharaan. Ramai lagi selebriti melakukan…
In what appears like the results of intensive analysis, Bam shares 15 pictures showcasing Malaysians who personal endangered monkeys as pets. Every picture is accompanied by a caption that illuminates the assorted troubling points associated to the possession of those animals.
One caption explains how households of child gibbons are solely killed off resulting from their protectiveness of their offspring. Therefore, killing your entire household makes it simpler for poachers and hunters to amass the infants to be offered as pets.
A few of these child monkeys may be seen sucking on their thumbs (no, it’s to not look cute) as a result of they miss their mom’s milk.
One of many images in Bam’s posting showcases a celeb being featured in a newspaper article holding a child monkey, which can lead to the promotion of wildlife as pets.
Typically instances, celebrities who exhibit wild pets are praised and regarded as much as. What most individuals don’t know is that a few of these animals are so endangered that there are not any licenses obtainable to personal them. Those that do personal them are thought of to be committing an offence towards the regulation.
Gibbons are only one instance of a monkey with no possession licenses. Sadly, there are licenses to personal Dusky Leaf Monkeys, although they’re nonetheless thought of very endangered.
These monkeys can typically lose their minds over the stress and torture of captive dwelling, ending up biting at their very own palms and pulling out their fur.
The worst a part of all of it is that with no implementation of correct pointers to take care of these creatures and their diets, they typically die within the palms of their homeowners, who would then cry for a day and purchase one other, repeating the vicious cycle.
As a lot as we’d prefer to assume now we have an abundance of wildlife in Malaysia, we don’t anymore. So I say, it’s about time we break the sadistic cycle.
Bam’s posting has since garnered over 3,900 shares.
Please, women and gents, say no to wild animals as pets, and please do report anybody you assume owns one. (In the event you’re unsure if the animal is taken into account wild or endangered, calling the Wildlife Crime Hotline -0193564194, and asking for a affirmation received’t damage a soul, nevertheless it may save one.)