Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:30 am (PDT) . Posted by: "melgraj2
Please help free Gundul ~ heartbreaking.
Via Orangutan Embassy
Say Hello to Gundul. She lives on a pile of garbage beside a goat
pen. Day and night, in all weathers, this is her only life 24/7. When it
rains she has no choice but to sit or sleep in the mud and her own urine
and feces: Think about that for a moment.
Despite at least six personal attempts to persuade the CEO of nearby
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation to rescue Gundul, he/they have never once replied. No answer, no explanation; nothing. What do you think about BOSF?
Her only protection from the weather is a black trash bag to place over
her own head. If you are familiar with tropical storms you will know all
about thunder, lightning and rain. Gundul faces all this, alone, especially at
night: Think about that for a moment. Pitch dark, torrential rain, thunder
and lightning and she is there all alone and this could be a daily
occurrence during the long rainy season.
It has been 20 years since she was taken from her slaughtered mother.
Gundul has not seen another orangutan for 20 years: Why not take some time and think about this as well?
She is now 21 years-old and held by an old man since 1990 in Samarinda on
the east coast of Borneo. When she was a baby, Gundul was free to go
everywhere; even the old man let her around his house. However, when she grew up,
Gundul's strength and frustrations became a threat to the owner, so she
was placed inside a cage. As Gundul could not be kept in a cage anymore,
because she was able to destroy the wooden cage. So she was tied up at her neck by chains, and the chains are tied up to a tree.
Despite everything Gundul is a gentle and seemingly forgiving orangutan.
Her future, though, is uncertain. Will BOSF abandon Gundul the way they
abandoned Rambo before he died? The only certainty is, Gundul will not be
helped unless YOU do something to help her.
In this instance Gundul's owner wants her to be confiscated.
If you would like to have Gundul saved, the person to write to is:
Jamartin Sihite, CEO, BOSF, bos_komunikasi@ orangutan. or.id
IF NOT YOU, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
PHOTO of Gundul
http://www.facebook .com/photo. php?fbid= 469819476391369& set=p.4698194763 91369&type= 1&relevant_ count=1