Adu Bagong continues, Police are asked to enforce the law
On Monday, April 10, 2018, a team from Indonesia Animal Welfare Society visited the West Java Regional Police Office and handed over a letter asking the police to enforce the law against dog and wild boar fighting (Adu Bagong) performances.
Executive Director of Indonesia Animal Welfare Society Namira Annisa emphasised that adu bagong is a form of animal cruelty and a violation of article 302 of the Criminal Code (Penal Code) which stipulates a criminal penalty for individuals responsible for the torture of animals.
On October 20, 2017, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan had issued Circular No. 302/44 / Hukham on the Prohibition against Adu Bagong performances. In his letter, the Governor asked the Regent / Mayor to issue a regulation to ban on adu bagong performances in his territory, despite it being a long tradition of West Java society.
Although the police have closed some arenas in which adu bagong is held, our monitoring shows that adu bagong performances continue to take place in many others, such as in the Cikadu Village, Sumedang Regency and Pamarican Village, Ciamis Regency.
Adu bagong has a huge negative impact on the community, such as desensitising the public to animal cruelty and encouraging betting and gambling practices.
We will press West Java Police Chief Inspector General Budi Maryoto to enforce the law against dog and wild boar fighting.
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The video footage captured on April 9, 2018 in the Cikadu Village, Sumedang Regency.