Target: Keo Omaliss, Vice Director of Wildlife Protection at the Ministry of Agriculture
Goal: Rescue animals allegedly being starved in cramped cages at inhumane zoos.
Animals are allegedly being kept in small cages without food and water at two zoos. If this situation does not immediately change, these animals will likely soon be dead.
Teuk Chhou Zoo and Prey Veng Zoo in Cambodia are no longer being managed properly. While the owner has been addressed about the welfare of the animals, officials are concluding there is not much they can do because the zoos are privately owned.
Owner and politician Nhim Vanda claims he no longer has the funds to take care of the animals. However, he allegedly used money he was given to improve the situation in order to purchase other animals for a third zoo that had been badly damaged by floods. This action was probably an attempt to gain political recognition, as Mr. Vanda is the Vice President of the National Committee for Disaster Management.
Sign this petition and demand these animals be moved to reputable zoos and sanctuaries. These innocent creatures do not deserve to live in unfit conditions, and a person who cares only about political gain does not deserve to have them in his care.
Dear Vice Director Omaliss,
As you know, animals at Teuk Chhou Zoo and Prey Veng Zoo are currently being confined to small cages and are barely surviving without food and water. If these animals are not rehomed, they will likely soon die.
Although your organization has addressed the owner of the zoos about the situation, the owner has not taken the needed steps to improve their conditions. In fact, he allegedly used funds that were given to him to help these particular animals to buy animals for another zoo that had been damaged by previous floods. Since Mr. Vanda is the Vice President of the National Committee for Disaster Management, his actions were almost certainly a political move in order to try and gain approval from the public, or possibly a favor from someone else in a high powered position.
While you have said that there is not much that can be done because the zoos are privately owned, these animals do not deserve to continue to be neglected and abused because nobody is responsible enough to fix this horrible situation. Even if there is a limited budget, your organization could set up a fund in an effort to raise the needed money to help.
For all of these reasons, I urge you to take immediate action in rehoming these animals, and to raise the needed funds to provide them with the urgent care they so badly need. If you continue to ignore the situation, “the blood of many innocent creatures will soon be on your hands.”
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: PETA