Wildlife watchdog, ProFauna Indonesia, explained that at least 50 restaurants in Indonesia presents a variety of wildlife meat menu. It is known based on a survey conducted in some areas, such as Surabaya, Jakarta, Denpasar, Malang, Palembang, Yogyakarta, Medan, and Lampung.
“Animals were captured and brutally murdered,” said campaigner ProFauna, Radius Nursidi, while campaigning in front of a perbelajaan center in Jalan Veteran, Malang, Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
Therefore, ProFauna invite all citizens, including in Malaysia, to refuse to consume the meat of wild animals.
Radius revealed that based on the search results in Lampung pada2002 ProFauna, monkeys were burned alive and then processed in accordance with customer orders. Various preparations of soup, satay, and krengsengan made monkey meat, turtles, armadillos, snakes, and lizards are served in a restaurant.
The whole restaurant that serves a variety of wildlife meat menu, according to Radius, the average selling price of Rp 35 thousand per serving. And in fact, the level of wildlife meat consumption is high. Moreover, the myth of foods made from meat grown turtles, snakes, and anteaters can improve stamina. “In fact, there is no scientific evidence that the meat of animals healthy,” he said.
Radius explained, can contain meat, such as snake meat, it is dangerous to health because they contain a disease that can infect humans. Eating meat is berkebihan wildlife also threatens wildlife in nature. Large-scale arrests of animals in nature would trigger local extinction Moreover, there is no valid data on the number of wildlife populations. “Let’s enjoy healthy food, delicious, and pro-conservation,” he said.
He added that the perpetrators of the meat trade of protected animals violating Law No. 5 of 1990 on the Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems. The penalty is imprisonment for five years and a fine of Rp 100 million.
The action of the campaign was held the action of artificial feeding of wildlife meat. Four young people eating meat cool wildlife that are served at the table. There are also three-headed langur of Java and two snakes.