Indoneasia: Bears in Hellhole Zoo Filmed Begging for Food, Eating Feces.




Bears in Hellhole Zoo Filmed Begging for Food, Eating Feces

Written by Danny Prater | January 19, 2017




Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo is again under fire after shocking video footage allegedly captured inside the facility surfaced showing underweight captive sun bears—their ribs protruding—begging tourists for food. Monitored for months, hungry bears forced to live in the same exhibit have even been filmed eating their own feces, possibly because of a lack of proper sustenance.


Bandung Zoo has a long, sordid history of animal abuse, and hundreds of the animals it imprisons are known to suffer from physical and mental health problems. Last year, Yani, a neglected Sumatran elephant, died at the zoo after she was left lying on the hard ground without veterinary care for more than a week.


The Indonesian government must stop turning a blind eye and shut down this hellhole. PETA urges everyone who opposes cruelty to stay well away from facilities that rob animals of meaningful lives and lock them up, condemning them to despair for the sake of an archaic and inhumane form of entertainment.

Take a Stand for Exploited Animals

Whether you’re at home or on a trip to the other side of the world, it’s important—and possible—to make compassionate, conscientious choices to prevent animal suffering. Did you know that an estimated half-million exotic animals are enslaved worldwide in the tourism industry? From selfies with tigers to elephant rides, these activities may be hurting living beings more than you know. If you’re planning a vacation to Indonesia (or any other country), make sure that the activities you participate in don’t involve captive wild animals.

Vote with your feet. Stay away from all tawdry, run-down roadside attractions that profit from the misery of animals. Just like the underweight sun bears seen in the video above, bears kept right here in the United States are locked in barren concrete pits and forced to beg tourists for food.


Take Action: Help Close ‘Zoo of Death’ in Indonesia





Mexico: Has Just Passed A Nationwide Law Banning Dogfighting.


UPDATE 28/1/17.


Our old post on this campaign –

Dear Mark — Founder ‘Serbian Animals Voice’,

We did it: Mexico, just this week, passed a nationwide ban on dogfighting!

This is a fantastic win for animals and we’re proud of our team in Mexico City who took this on last summer in a big way, just after establishing our new office there. In fact, it was one of their first major campaigns.

But they didn’t accomplish this alone. Because you and thousands of compassionate people cared enough to take action, Humane Society International/Mexico gathered more than 200,000 signatures on its petition calling for a federal law to stop these bloody competitions, which they delivered to the government.

And you were heard.

This reform mandates that the Mexican Federation, the Federal States, and Mexico City penalize dogfighting within one year.

Learn more »

The ban is a big step in the right direction, but the battle isn’t over.
Humane Society International will continue to push for criminal penalties, which we expect soon. We hope you’ll continue to stand with us.

Please share this good news with family and friends:

On behalf of countless dogs who do not have a voice, I thank you for lending yours.


Andrew Rowan
President and CEO
Humane Society International



Well done everybody – you see, sometimes simple petition signs bring great results ! – SAV.


India:    Some more superb animal rescues by the team at Animal Aid Unlimited.




 Some more superb animal rescues by the team at Animal Aid Unlimited:

We are thrilled to share these new inspirations with you. Thank you for the strength you give us. We feel so lucky to have YOU on our Rescue Team.



A dog turned rock-solid in a tar drum 

The metal drum of tar had almost become a tomb for a beautiful street dog. Encased by tar as hard as rock, she couldn’t move a muscle except to blink, and her eyes were filled with terror. She was so firmly stuck in the drum that after removing the top with a metal cutter, we had to bring the entire drum in the ambulance back to Animal Aid’s shelter. Her raging thirst made us realize she must have been stuck for several days, head first in the drum with the heat of the sun excruciating as the black drum became hotter and hotter. We named her Asha, which means hope in Hindi. Watch the girl who wouldn’t give up despite terrible odds…

Watch Asha’s rescue and incredible relief.


Please give a donation to support the rescue teams if you are able:




Newborn calf still wet with afterbirth rescued–Meet this little sweetheart named Dil…

Only minutes old and still wet with afterbirth, we were called to rescue a newborn male calf who had been dumped on the road to die by a dairy farmer. The farmer had dumped him because he wanted to make sure not a rupee’s worth of the mother’s milk would be “wasted” on her baby. Male calves born into dairy farms around the world are separated from their mothers just like this.

The little boy was terrified and curled up in a ball when we found him. We scooped him up and rushed him back to Animal Aid’s shelter and immediately started bottle feeding him the milk he so desperately needed. We named this precious angel Dil which means “heart” in Hindi, and his nature truly is full of love. The depth of sorrow you are going to feel when you see him so alone and fragile on the side of the road, might just be out-done by the joy of seeing Dil growing up. Watch his first time coming out of the baby pen and meeting the Big Boys of our sanctuary. Dil can’t quite believe his eyes–or his feet. They truly do seem to have wings. Not surprising–he is an angel.

Someone dumped a newborn angel. But he has a home now! Meet Animal Aid’s newest baby.



10 animal rescues that will restore your faith in humanity

“I’m not alone!” It’s not just what the desperate animal feels, but what the rescuers feel too when so many wonderful people rush in to help. These 10 thrilling rescues capture the beautiful and repeated moments when the best of a community rises up and shines like a galaxy of goodness — for no reason other than to respond to the cries of someone vulnerable, someone frightened, someone trapped in horror. Humanity CAN be good. We can be GREAT. Just watch!

Watch 10 rescues of animals who had given up hope.



Please give a donation to support the rescue teams if you are able:


With our deepest thanks for your generous help,

Erika, Claire and Jim,

Animal Aid Unlimited’s Founding Family