Demand Overhaul in Legal System for Victims of Animal Cruelty

Target: Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia

Goal: Implement stringent legal penalties for animal cruelty in Indonesia.

In a recent revelation, it’s come to light that a disheartening number of videos showcasing animal cruelty reportedly hail from Indonesia, placing the nation at the forefront of a grim ranking. This issue has sparked outrage and a call to arms among animal rights advocates, pressing for a major overhaul in the legal system to address and penalize such acts. The alarming statistics, suggesting that one in five animal abuse videos on social media can be traced back to this region, highlight an urgent need for reform.

Further details shed light on the motivations behind these alleged abuses, with individuals seemingly drawn to the infamy and attention garnered online. The anonymity afforded by social media platforms allows for the dissemination of these heinous acts without immediate consequence, according to statements from the founder of Jakarta Animal Aid Network. This situation underscores not just a lack of legal deterrents but a broader societal issue where the value of animal life is undermined, and exploitation is trivialized for fleeting online notoriety. These actions, if left unchecked, threaten to normalize cruelty and desensitize the public to violence against animals.

The campaign spearheaded by Francine Widjojo, a parliamentary candidate, underscores the necessity of legislative action coupled with educational initiatives to combat this epidemic. Her commitment to enhancing animal welfare laws, alongside proposals for community-based programs aimed at the welfare of stray cats, provides a glimmer of hope. However, without robust legal frameworks to back these efforts, change remains elusive. Urge for the immediate enactment of comprehensive laws that not only penalize perpetrators but also foster a culture of empathy and responsibility towards all living beings.


Dear Siti Nurbaya Bakar,

The stark reality of animal cruelty in Indonesia, as highlighted by recent studies and reports, presents a pressing challenge that demands immediate attention. With allegations indicating a significant portion of animal abuse content on social media emanating from within our borders, the time to act is now. This not only tarnishes Indonesia’s international image but more importantly, it reflects a deep-seated issue within our society’s attitude towards the most vulnerable.

Amidst this backdrop, individuals reportedly engage in acts of cruelty to garner attention online, exploiting the lack of legal consequences for their actions. This situation is exacerbated by the absence of adequate national legislation protecting animals, leaving them at the mercy of those who seek notoriety through their suffering. The implications of such actions extend beyond the immediate harm to animals, eroding the moral fabric of our society and desensitizing individuals to violence.

Therefore, we appeal to you for the urgent establishment of stringent laws that address all forms of animal cruelty, including the abuse depicted in social media videos. These laws must encompass protections not only for wildlife but for domestic animals as well, ensuring that acts of cruelty are met with appropriate legal repercussions. Additionally, we advocate for the implementation of educational programs to foster a culture of respect and kindness towards animals, aligning with Francine Widjojo’s proposed initiatives for stray animal welfare.


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