2018 - Kiri and Seila have been relocated from
Teuk Chhou Zoo to Phnom Penh Safari
in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
They are being brutally beaten, chained, starved and
trained for tourist entertainment.
Our website highlights footage from 2011 of our
campaigns to help captive zoo animals in Cambodia.
#StopTheSuffering, filmed in April 2016, highlights the conditions for
the animals at Teuk Chhou Zoo in Kampot (zoo closed 2018)
Prey Veng Zoo in Cambodia is housing animals in the most deplorable conditions:
Cages are barren, often with garbage and plastic bottles inside
Limited fresh water in often high temperatures
Visitors witnessed malnourished, sick and injured animals
Limited or no shelter in most enclosures to protect the animals from the scorching sun or heavy rains
No enrichment to provide mental stimulation and natural behaviours
Limited safety barriers to protect both the visitors and the animals
Bill the Gibbon
December 2015 - This video shows Fiona Hardie at Teuk Chhou Zoo giving water to 'Bill' the pileated gibbon. Bill had no fresh water in high temperatures, no shelter from the sun, and no ropes or vines to allow Bill the freedom to swing freely like gibbons in the wild. It is truly heartbreaking to see the squalid conditions for this gibbon and all the animals.
Animals are sentient beings
It is now widely accepted that all vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) are sentient beings. They have the capacity to feel pain, to experience distress and suffering, to experience both positive and negative feelings and emotions.
The 5 freedoms
These compact guidelines for animals 'under human control' were originally developed from a UK Government report on livestock husbandry in 1965, and have greatly influenced a number of farming and captive welfare techniques. These 5 Guidelines state that the animals should have:
1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by providing access to fresh water and a nutritious diet
2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate natural environment including shelter and a comfortable rest area
3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease
4. Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, appropriate facilities and company of the animal's own kind
5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering