Help the Animals of Indonesia

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12/29/2017: THIS CAMPAIGN IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS.

FUTURE UPDATES WILL STILL BE PROVIDE.

PLEASE REVIEW THE 60 UPDATES TO LEARN  ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF THIS PROJECT.
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THIS CAMPAIGN HAS EVOLVED AS WE HAVE LEARNED MORE ABOUT THE SITUATION IN INDONESIA. PLEASE READ THE UPDATES BEFORE CONTRIBUTING. (10/2/2017)

My name is Rebecca Rodriguez. I am a life-long animal advocate, filmmaker, and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. I am also the creator and producer of "Animal House" and the upcoming International Animal Series entitled "Animal House International". You can see some of my video work HERE

Like many, we have learned of the plight of the Sun Bears and several other zoo animals in Indonesia. I am assembling a team of animal experts to fly to Indonesia to advocate on behalf of these animals with the government agencies and zoo owners.  We will be capturing video footage if possible and working to identify ways to inspire accountability and positive change.
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UPDATE: Our team visited Indonesia in June 2017. Please see the updates to learn about what we found. 
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We understand that there are 28 zoos total and we intend to visit each of them if possible as well as meet with the local advocacy groups, decision-makers, and stakeholders.
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CLARIFICATION: Since visiting Indonesia, we learned that there are more than 60 zoos and safari parks and countless illegal animal markets in Indonesia. The suffering is indescribable.  
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We aim to examine all the circumstances that are impacting these animals (laws, enforcement, regulations, resources, etc...) and do everything in our power to first improve the conditions and requirements and if possible, free these animals. We will be looking for ways to ensure lasting change and inspire the people of Indonesia to demand improved conditions for animals. 

Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group (SWTMG) has generously allowed us to utilize their images and videos. can be seen here. We plan to interface with this them when we arrive in Indonesia.   Update 12/26/2017: We have changed the main video of this campaign to reflect more recent findings. The original Sun Bear video by SWTMG can be found here.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp-3C9scRtY 
 
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UPDATE 4/10/2017: Since this video was taken, the government has intervened and the animals are now being fed. We are not certain if they have established a long-term plan to keep the animals safe and healthy - but we will find out once we visit. 
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We are also working with a P Holmes who is the individual behind the Change.org and Care2 petitions aimed at raising awareness for the plight of these animals.

This is a very complex and heartbreaking situation that needs immediate and creative action. We are unsure about what type of reception we will receive but we will do all we can to turn the tide for the animals of Indonesia. PLEASE SEE THE UPDATES TO LEARN ABOUT HOW WE WERE RECEIVED.

The $75,000 will be used to cover the expenses of a six-person team to travel to Indonesia for two weeks. This team will consist of a wildlife veterinary expert, an animal legal representative, a rescue/placement expert, a special projects facilitator and a government advocate. Most of the $75K will be used to address the immediate needs facing the animals and for supplies, improvements and/or transportation for any compromised animals. 7/17/2017 PLEASE READ THE CAMPAIGN UPDATES TO LEARN ABOUT HOW THE MISSION HAS CHANGED.

To learn more about me and my past efforts on behalf of animals, please visit www.oneanimalworld.com. To see my advocacy film work, please visit Animal Time TV.

Thank you for considering this campaign. 

Rebecca Rodriguez


Please help us help the animals of Indonesia!

Please see Update 14 if you have questions about how the funds will be distributed.


Please visit www.facebook.com/animalsofindonesia to learn more about this on-going effort.

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Hello Everyone –

I’m writing today to let you know that I will no longer be accepting donations on this campaign. For months, I have been harassed, stalked and slandered by CEE4Life and their volunteers. We have been forced to limit and monitor our engagement with our contributors because of the constant and vile attacks hurled at those who support us. In addition, they have attacked and damaged the reputation of the organizations that we have helped in Indonesia, to the point that we are no longer working together. There is a lot that I cannot share but please know that things are not what they seem.

On a positive note, the books for the reading house have arrived in Indonesia. More on this soon. While I am no longer accepting donations on this campaign, I will continue to provide updates related to the projects that we have supported. And please know that my efforts related to Indonesia will continue.

I cannot express how deeply grateful I am for your confidence and support over the past ten months. If any of you have questions, please contact me directly.

Rebecca
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AMAZING NEWS!!!

Today, the Indonesia Animal Welfare Society (IAWS), the NGO that we helped form in Indonesia, made an incredible announcement. This is what they posted...

"The recent national and international attention on animal welfare issues, along with constant support from our followers and petition signers, has lead to an opportunity to have a meeting with staff from the President of Indonesia's office. Deputy 2 of the President's staff, IAWS, along with IAR Indonesia, Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group, and Planet Indonesia attended the meeting. The discussions are in the very early stages, so keep an eye on updates.
More on the meeting here: http://iawsociety.org/2017/12/19/iaws-visit-to-the-president-of-indonesias-office/ "

THIS is how lasting change occurs. IAWS is a young organization but is already working alongside the most established and successful groups in the country to present compassionate values to high-level stakeholders.

Please know that this could not have happened without YOU. I am deeply honored to have your support! Thank you for believing in this project!

For the Animals,

Rebecca
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Congratulations to Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group...

I'm pleased to share that the Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group (SWTMG), the organization that captured the plight of the starving Sun Bears of Bandung Zoo, has been honored at the Asia for Animals Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 6, 2017.

Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group received the "award for an outstanding performance by an emerging organization".

Please take a moment to visit SWTMG and congratulation them for receiving this much-deserved recognition. This organization has been instrumental in raising awareness about the delicate issues surrounding animals in Indonesia.

It is an honor to support their important mission!

More soon!

Rebecca

Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group

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https://www.facebook.com/scorpionmonitor/

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https://twitter.com/scorpionmonitor





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Hello Everyone!

I am excited to share that the Indonesia Animal Welfare Society (IAWS), the NGO that we helped form, has officially started their school program AND launched their new website…

http://www.iawsociety.org/

They are already working to develop their video presentation content and looking to introduce the concept of “public service announcements” in Indonesia. This is a very proud moment for all of us!

As you know, humane education/outreach is the foundation for inspiring compassion. To have an organization in Indonesia, that focuses exclusively on humane education, will have a significant and lasting impact.

There are amazing and loving people in Indonesia. Through humane education and advocacy, IAWS will empower them to be a part of amazing change for the animals in their communities!

Thank you all so much for being a part of this important journey.

With my deepest gratitude,

Rebecca
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