Help the Animals of Indonesia

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

FUTURE UPDATES WILL STILL BE PROVIDED.

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.animalrescuedeceivers.com  to learn more about the on-going cyberstalking / harassment campaign that halted my work in Indonesia and damaged my work in other parts of the world. This on-going attack is being perpetrated by CEE4Life, Sybelle Foxcroft, Celia Athumani, Ryan Patrick Bennett and Briony Wolf.  


OAW Follow-up Investigation 10/2017

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Vanguard Logistics Will Not Release the Books for the Animal Reading House!

The Animal Reading House, that came together because of your generous support, to inspire compassion in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, is ready to open to the public. The only problem is that Vanguard Logistics, the shipping company in Indonesia, won't release the 230 books and 60 movies that we sent over.

I have been jumping through fiery hoops for months, trying to get the materials released. Several people have engaged numerous officials, with no success. Now, there is a concern that the shipping company is refusing to release the materials so they can sell at auction.

Would you be so kind as to take a moment and sign these two petitions linked below and respectfully urge the officials at the shipping company to release the books and DVDs to Scorpion Foundation?

Thank you for your kindness and support.

Rebecca

https://www.change.org/p/vanguard-logistic-services-release-the-humane-educational-books-and-dvds-now?signed=true

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/372/914/483/
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A Friendly Reminder:

I am no longer taking in donations on this campaign due to constant harassment / cyber-stalking and attempted extortion by Sybelle Foxcroft, Celia Athumani, Briony Wolf and Ryan Patrick Bennett of the Australia NGO, CEE4Life.

I had disabled this feature some time ago but when GFM upgraded their campaign interface, my preferences were reset without my knowledge. Following the last update, two donations came in for a total of $25. I am refunding the donations.

Thank you for your kind support!

Rebecca R.
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A Reading House Update from Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group aka Scorpion Foundation...

"One Animal World Donates 230 Books to Scorpion Foundation (July 13, 2018)
Posted on 01:33 July 14th, 2018


A U.S. non-profit organization, One Animal World, donates 230 books to Scorpion Foundation (also known as Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group). 13 out of the 230 books arrived at Scorpion office in Medan on Friday afternoon (2018-07-13). Other books have also arrived in Indonesia but they are still at Custom Office in Jakarta. In addition to the books, One Animal World also donates a DVD Player and TV monitor.

All the books, DVD player and TV monitor will be placed in the Animal Reading House in Sumatra which is constructed with fund from One Animal World. This facility will be used by people in the area as a means to learn more about animals and especially on how to better treat, care, and preserve them. "

http://scorpionmonitor.org/news/one-animal-world-donates-230-books-to-scorpion-foundation-july-13-2018-410.html

Note: There are close to 60 films included in the shipment that is currently being held in customs.
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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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