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ProFauna Protests against Traveling Dolphin Show
Dolphin attraction in Safari Par Indonesia II, East Java. TEMPO/Abdi Purmono
Thursday, 09 May, 2013 | 12:13 WIB
ProFauna Protests against Traveling Dolphin Show

TEMPO.CO, Malang - Wildlife protection institution, ProFauna Indonesia, has protested against traveling dolphin and circus shows. Based on ProFauna Indonesia’s research in 1998, these shows use illegal dolphins. In addition, the training of these dolphins was characterized by violence and cruelty. 

During the training, the dolphins were starved. They were only fed after they obeyed instructions from the training. As a result, some of the dolphins died during the brutal training process. 

ProFauna demanded the Natural Resource Conservation Agency to investigate the origins of the wildlife. This is because ProFauna discovered that these dolphins were illegally captured. TheNatural Resources and Conservation Center (BKSDA) only released a permit to catch the wildlife and not use them for show.

The dolphin show held by PT Wersut Seguni Indonesia takes place on Rampal field in Malang from April 26 to May 26. One day consists of four shows beginning from 11.00 local time. 

PT Wersut ignored the protests made by ProFauna Indonesia because it believes it legally obtained the wildlife. 

The Region III BKSDA chief, Sunandar Trigunajasa, claimed the traveling circus show on Rampal field already has an official permit for its shows in Malang and Pasuruan.

EKO WIDIANTO