Why Indonesia’s Pet Breeding Businesses Are Controversial – Environment

JP Staff (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta ●
Sun Jun 12, 2022

Often decried by animal rights activists, pet breeders are seeing their business continue to prosper, especially in large cities. From breeding typical domestic animals like cats to more exotic creatures like turtles, the profession has made a lot of profits over the years, especially now that people are trying to bring nature closer to home.

Businesses will always have their pros and cons, and the pet farming industry is no different. The industry has flourished, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Pet farming has indeed been very busy, especially in 2020-2021 – at the start of the pandemic, when many people were looking for a business to do from home because they had the opportunity to work For example, you just have to see the trending boom in ornamental fish, such as betta fish, and reptiles such as turtles, geckos and others,” said Andrie Kriesniawan, owner of Manggala Cattery in East Jakarta.

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