Ban Orangutan Boxing for Entertainment

PETITION: Ban Orangutan Boxing for Entertainment

TARGET: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand

In Thailand, orangutans are being forced in the boxing ring to fight one another for human entertainment. The animals are dressed in boxing gear and placed in a ring to resemble a boxing match with each other. Animal lovers are in awe and appalled at such an exploitation of animals for the amusement of humans. Since 2005, over 22,000 apes have been sold, killed while being hunted or died in captivity as a part of the illegal trade of primates that still continues to this day. Huge profits are made selling illegally captured primates to zoos and other attractions around the world . Winners are awarded food and other rewards but ultimately both primates return to the dark cells where they are illegally kept. It is time to stop this disgusting display of animal brutality; orangutan boxing certainly stands as the most shameful symptom of the illegal primate trade. Orangutans are highly intelligent and sensitive animals and share 97 percent of their DNA with humans. Orangutans do not belong in a ring where they are dressed up and made to fight- they are not boxing because they want to, they’re boxing because they’re afraid not to.


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Recent Supporters

Marcel Alexandrovich
  • 3 months ago
selva millheiser
  • 3 months ago
Animals were not put on this earth for your entertainment. They all deserve to be treated with respect and NEVER abused.
Ireland Hollie
  • 4 months ago
Absolutely disgusting.
anne Leung
  • 5 months ago
Ricky Sloan
  • 7 months ago
Jane Bishop
  • 7 months ago
They are animals but should not be tortoured.
Karolina Davi.
  • 9 months ago
These are sentient and super intelligent living beings!
Sylvia Tyree
  • 10 months ago
Bob the builder
  • 11 months ago
Bianca Roxas
  • 1 year ago
It is only because they are not man or woman enough to fight themselves in the ring, that they need to rely on gaining cash for their greed by making orangutans do it instead.