January 11th, 2011, 08:47 PM
January 11th, 2011, 10:09 PM
I remember when living there back in 1999 and 2000, there was an Orang-utan used some days at road intersections (in Menteng or Matraman district I think) as an attraction to get a few rupiah off drivers. At first I was taken aback but after a while you normalise some of the crazy things that go on in a place like that and nothing surprises you, so I imagine many locals take a differing view to us over here. The bird market itself was incredible and I saw some unexpected things in there. But then again, life is tough in Jakarta (and Indonesia generally) for a lot of people and change takes time, education and provision of an alternative way to attain a decent standard of living. A wonderful, diverse, intriguing, and at times infuriating, country.
Originally Posted by Colin Key
Last edited by forktail; January 11th, 2011 at 10:12 PM.
January 13th, 2011, 09:42 PM
We also need to look hard at ourselves and ask why we need to keep animals such as cats, dogs, budgies, rabbits, etc. captive. If it was not for such an attitude the animal trade on an exponential rarity scale would not be so lucrative away from our clean doorsteps.
Last edited by Andrew Cunningham; January 13th, 2011 at 09:46 PM.
January 14th, 2011, 04:26 AM