A horrifying video
has surfaced on the internet showing animal traffickers ditching their illegal cargo by tossing it overboard. Sign the petition to ask Indonesian authorities to find these traffickers and hold them accountable.
The traffickers were apparently traveling between Java and Jakarta, which means the culprits could still be in Jakarta. That's why we are asking Indonesian authorities to find them. Whenever there is video, finding the responsible parties is not that complicated if authorities choose to prioritize it. Animal trafficking is the fourth largest illegal trade
industry and we need to crack down on it now.
The video was apparently taken because the ship was potentially going to be searched and the criminals wanted to prove to their bosses that they didn't keep the animals for themselves. What that meant is that the men murdered dozens, maybe hundreds, of exotic animals. They threw birds still in their cages into the ocean as well as snakes and lizards. None of these animals had any chance of survival.
Exotic animal trafficking is a tragic and abusive industry, but this case is particularly heinous given that the animals were just murdered in a cruel and extended way. Please sign on to ask authorities to take this crime seriously and find the men in the video now.