Target: Police General Badrodin Haiti, Chief of Indonesian National Police
Demand: Prosecute man who stuffed Cockatoos inside bottles for smuggling.
Twenty-four Cockatoos were found stuffed inside empty plastic bottles in Indonesia recently. The birds, who are endangered, were put into the bottles so they could be smuggled through a port in order to be sold illegally.
The Yellow-Crested Cockatoo is critically endangered due to capturing. They are often smuggled overseas to be sold as pets or for meat or medicine. They are thought to have healing properties by some populations.
Twenty-two birds were found alive and were cut free from their plastic confines. They were handed over to Indonesia’s Natural Resource Conservation Agency.
This cruelty must not go unpunished.
Dear Chief Badrodin Haiti,
It was recently reported that 24 endangered Cockatoos were found stuffed into plastic bottles destined to be sold illegally. These birds are endangered and must be protected and this cruelty must stop.
These birds were subjected to stress that no animal should suffer. If they hadn’t been found, they would most certainly be exposed to more cruelty. We the undersigned urge you to prosecute the man responsible for this and sentence him to the most severe punishment allowed by law for his crime if he is found guilty.
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