Stop Renting Out Endangered Koalas for Parties

Target: Susan Ley, Australian Minister of the Environment

Goal: Protect koalas from distress caused by park rentals.

Koalas are among the most beloved animals in Australia, yet human beings are continually putting them in harm’s way. In December, a land-clearing operation reportedly caused the deaths of over 50 of the animals. Such losses of habitat, combined with other dangers, led to the koala’s unfortunate entry on the critically endangered list. Conservationists estimate that these beautiful animals could become extinct in mere decades. Now, another form of exploitation is on the rise.

A park in New South Wales drew criticism for an advertisement in which it would “rent out” koalas for entertainment purposes. Under this agreement, the koalas would be taken from their homes and their havens of comfort and subjected to unfamiliar environments. They would also have to endure stares at best, and harassment at worst, from people they likely fear. These stressful settings could greatly hinder the koalas’ quality of life and even endanger their health.

The government is considering calls to restrict these harmful and on-the-rise practices. Sign the petition below to demand this protection go into effect as soon as possible.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Ley,

Animal parks’ first priority should always remain the welfare of the living beings under their care. These entities should not exploit their duties of care to turn a quick profit at the expense of vulnerable animals. The recent revelations about apparent koala rentals for hotels, parties, and other forms of “entertainment” is a gross example of this irresponsible behavior.

Koalas are already facing extinction because of the reckless actions of humans. The remaining animals should not have to live their lives under constant duress and fear. Please take the necessary action to ban these unethical and harmful rentals and to fight for the future of these beautiful Australian fixtures on a broader level.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pixabay 


39 Comments

  1. PEOPLE ARE SO CRUEL!!!! STOP!!~!~! ABUSING KOALAS!!~!

  2. Stop having WILD ANIMALS RENTED OUT FOR ALL REASONS IMMEDIATELY!!!

  3. Michelle Stewart says:

    This must be made illegal to do in Australia. Stop it immediately.

  4. Jaime Perez says:

    What the hell is wrong with people? Greedy s.o.b.’s who care nothing about the welfare of innocent animals. What a sick world we live in.

  5. What about endangered do they not understand? Stupid, cruel, greedy, the list goes on towards the describe those idiots. I pray that they pay for their foolish decisions, and that koalas are allowed to live and that the breed grows many strong in the years to come.

  6. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES’ LIVES DON’T MATTER TO ANYONE THERE.

  7. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

  8. shirley seddon says:

    sickening !!! they’re not objects, they’re living beings !!!

  9. Raymond Stevens says:

    Humans that do this abusive exploitation are STUPID and should be stuck naked in a cage in a zoo with a sign telling the viewers what kind of stupid these scum are.

  10. This is an EXTREMELY SHITTY, UNETHICAL, SELFISH and SHOCKING “business”.
    Koalas are NOT toys for brainless and ignorant people.
    A HUGE SHAME on YOU, AUSTRALIA!!!!! STOP it NOW!

  11. ARE YOU ALL INSANE OR SOMETHING, TOO MUCH HEAT GOT TO YOUR HEAD?! SHAME ON YOU, ANIMALS ARE NOT HERE TO RENT OUT…PERHAPS WE SHOULD RENT YOU IDIOTS OUT INSTEAD. FOR HEAVENS SAKE WAKE UP…THIS IS JUST PLAIN CRUEL, STOP IT NOW. I CANT EVEN BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING YOU STUPID, IGNORANT FOOLS. AUSTRALIA…WAKE UP AND SORTH THIS DISGUTING ACTION OUT….STOP IT NOW!! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU INVOLVED IN THIS AND ALLOWING IT TO HAPPEN….IGNORANT IDIOTS.. AND I AM BEING POLITE!!

  12. The worst part of it is that they are being RAPED by sick human devils. I read a news article in australia regarding a zoo. the zoo keeper and his son have sex parties and invite disgusting, dirty, nasty devils that dress up and pretend to be human but are nothing but trash . Total garbage people. I am disgusted when i hear of these vile acts to human. Why are we being master of our animals. they are smarter than us. They are loving and forgiving. These disgusting garbage should go feed on their like minded self.

  13. Patricia Morrow says:

    Disgusting

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