Target: Indonesian President Goal: Enforce harsher punishment in Indonesia for killing Orangutans. An Orangutan that had been shot with a pellet gun over 100 times is expected to survive. The Primate, named ‘Aan’ was found on a Palm Oil plantation with 37 shots in her head, & the rest covering her entire body. She is still in a critical state, but is expected to pull through. She has lost one of her eyes, will most likely lose sight in the other eye, has extensive lung & some hearing damage; she will probably never return to the wild.
In the past decade, the Orangutan population has diminished at an alarming rate; it has been reduced by 50%. Already an Endangered Species, they are nearing extinction because of the destruction of their Habitat caused by the creation of Palm Oil plantations & the harsh treatment of plantation workers. Experts believe there are only a mere 50,000- 60,000 Orangutan Species left on the Earth. Indonesia is one of the largest producers of Palm Oil in the world. Seeing Orangutans as pests, many owners of these Palm Oil plantations justify killing or beating them. While there have been some instances of beating or killing Orangutans that have resulted in a few months of jail time, this is not properly sending the message. In one case, This is no way to treat any living animal. We are infringing on their territory, & Orangutans should not be punished for trying to survive. Sign the petition to call for harsher punishment for the mistreatment of Orangutans in Indonesia. Source: Vicynthia Tjahjadi
Aan has been shot 104 times with an air rifle 37 head shots & 67 body shots. She is now blind & water & food must be placed in her hands, she is responding to care at the Orangutan Foundation Facility in Borneo. Did she do something wrong? NO her crime was to be walking around an Oil plantation which is where she belongs. But people with vested interests want her dead. She can no longer be allowed to roam as she would be an easy target for anyone with a vendetta against these wonderful creatures. We have to stop this!!
A female Bornean Orangutan named Aan, rescued from an Oil plantation in the Indonesian part of Borneo where she had been roaming for over a month, has survived an operation to remove 32 of the 104 air gun pellets in her body.
Aan seen at the top of Palm trees. Although Orangutans are protected by law, much of the ancient Rainforest in which they live is now severely degraded through habitat destruction including logging & conversion to Oil-Palm plantations
Medics examine Aan.
The Orangutan Foundation says Aan's attack shows more education & support are needed to improve local communities’ understanding of the need to protect Orangutans & how they can contribute to the recovery & successful relocation of Orangutans to safer, protected areas
X-ray image showing bullets in Aan's head.
The Bornean Orangutan is an endangered species, with oil-palm plantations posing a serious threat to its continued existence. Orangutans come into conflict with humans through encroachment on plantations & village crops & are often viewed as pests by local farmers
X-rays showed 104 pellets scattered all over her body, including vital organs, her eyes & ears
Bullets lodged in Aan's legs
A dozen pellets were lodged in & around her eyes. When she was rescued from the Oil Palm plantation, she had already lost the sight in her left eye & was beginning to lose sight in her right
Now she has lost sight in both eyes completely, so food & water must be placed in her hands
News: Biodiversity in Logged Forests Far Higher Than Once Believed http://e360.yale.edu/feature/biodiversity_in_logged_forests_far_higher_than_once_believed/2625/
research shows that scientists have significantly overestimated the damage that logging in tropical forests has done to biodiversity, a finding that could change the way conservationists think about how best to preserve species in areas disturbed by humans.Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3543888
News: How your fuel bills are subsidising Deforestation http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1834996/how_your_fuel_bills_are_subsidising_deforestation.html
One Gov.t department raises awareness about endangered species whilst another uses our fuel bills to contribute to their demise. Helen Buckland, Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Society, explains...Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3542946
The Habitat of the Endangered Orangutan continues to shrink as Palm Oil monoculture spreads
Thank you dearest Michela for all the gorgeous pictures you sent me today, they're stunning!!! Here's one for you my cherished friend. Love always Liz Xx
from June M.
How horrible can a human be.
This is why I'm not a member of Facebook.
They do nothing about all of the criminals that post horrific photos of torture and cruelty and killing of animals (and in some cases, people I've heard). But they take down a profile of someone trying to do good in the world.
The hell with Facebook. You are better off promoting your cause here where people welcome you.
Both petitions signed, of course.Michelle
hi michela, facebook has deleted your account?? incredible! I think animal welfare is ââ very difficult on fb but I will not give up.Animal and environmental protection is so important... and you're a great human... keep it up!Take the stones which are placed in your way and build yourself a road to your happiness!
Thank you, Michela, for all that you do. I've just seen publicity for NUTELLA on TV, explaining how biological it is, using, among others, vegetable oÃ¯l from palm oÃ¯l trees grown in Malaysia. I guess nobody will react.
Thank you Michela, for highlighting this awfull treatment of a defenceless animal , who has as much right to live there as humans , after all it is the orangutans home !
All the contents of ALL the Topics in this Group previous than some time ago have DISAPPEARED (this means back to 2010 & some Topics have disappeared entirely): i.e.: Petitions, Pictures, News, Info, Everything!!!!!!!! This means that my daily, constant, work until 4:30 - 5:00 a.m., was LOST!! This Group is the ONLY reason why I'm on Care2!!!!
The Care2 Support Center said that the posts in the Group Topics are too many.
This is why I deleted & I will continue deleting all the Posts just saying: “signed”& ”already signed” to make room for the Petitions’ posts.
This is why I continue sending Warnings: Set Email preferences!! NOT to receive too many mails!! as for any other Group: go to Group Vitals (preferences)
Set: o Web only (you go there when you can)
But notwithstanding my continue requests & the Host Announcement warnings to set Email preferences, only in the last 2 days 18 Members unjoined Group and 4 deleted friendship!!! A very sad michela
For example: marie Grieving offline message: I have been flagged for putting signed comment on here? Leaving
Signed and shared on twitter.
Please... Note the following article, Sign the 2 Petitions & Share as much as you can!!
Aan, a 15 years-old female Orangutan has been shot with a pellet gun 104 times!! She was found on a Palm Oil plantation with 37 shots in her head, & the rest covering her entire body. She is still in a critical state. She has lost one of her eyes, & lost sight in the other eye, has extensive lung & some hearing damage. As she is now blind, water & food must be placed in her hands. Did she do something wrong? NO!! her crime was to be walking around a Palm Oil plantation which is where she belongs, in search of food!!!
X-rays showed 37 bullets in her head & 67 bullets scattered all over her body, including vital organs, her eyes & ears
Signed all I could (to this point) and shared to Facebook
Thanks Michela, signed and shared.
TY for those beautiful pictures, Michela. Their eyes really talk to us.
SIGNED & Diffuse
Aan the brave
You have many beautiful photos here,i enjoy looking at them,from time to time.
It's sad that these situations happen. Wish you well Aan... the miracle of life cannot be destroyed.
p.s. i adopt an orangutan called wenda,via care for the wild international!!
from Sara P.: Ciao Michela, buona serata, abbracci!!!
This is just so incredibly sad, how people can do these things, I will never understand. Thank Diane
TY, Dianne. Egotism, cruelty, greed ... rule the world. Animals are so much more compassionate and ... humane ...
Shared this story...I am so overwhelmed at the cruelty of whoever did this.
Done~~~ Pray for Aan continue to improve please~~~
Will share this heartbreak---cruelty to innocent animals HAS TO STOP!!!!!!!!! Thanks Dearest Michela!~
Noticed shared and signed,thanks Michela
- Biodiversity in logged forests ...: I am not surprised.
- How your fuel bills subsidise deforestation: What a rotten place the world has become.
- Aan: 1 and 2: signed.
Signed, tx! Jude What a horror, the female's story is!
As a matter of fact in most of those Organizations mentioned above. As I get them all in my Hotmail. Thanks for all you do for aniamls.
So heartbreaking. Mankind is made up of so many sub-humans can inflict such atrocities on an innocent animal. I wish we could all do more. Thanks for the post.
Noted and signed Both M Dear Friend Darling Baby Photo
What a cute little thing!
Dear michela, the picture of a young orangutan you have selected is so cute! Hard to believe people spend time killing them.
I am pleased to read orangutans are protected by the law. Have the criminals been found?
Had already signed, Michela. There are really people for whom cruelty is enjoyable.
Heartbreaking Signed both petitions
hopefully her other senses will help make up for it.
104 pellets makes me think some might be getting some sick jollies off.
No need for so many shots,Have they even found the criminals?
And what would happen to them anyway,the whole situation screams HORROR!
Thanks Mic, what a terrible outcome for Aan.
Poor sweet Aan. Thank you for sharing this, Michela. My heart breaks for all of them.
As I commented before, I think that we could support all those petitions that have been sent regarding apes and forests with letters to those countries permanent missions at the UN 's. UN could have their programs regarding this but do not have -let me see if I can explain: - Do not have all their offices regarding animals and it's cases "tied" to say it some way, (could we add culture and education offices?) to the permanent missions of those countries. A Permanent mission is a representation of a country at the UN's! When gvt. of do not answer the world outcries, compassionate petitions, ignore situations and not even answer to the world and when the most important institutions in the world are trying to help those same causes, then, communication with those countries through the UN's could offer a new door where to knock at.
Institutions in general believe in receiving personal letters and they see them. Letters show how the people think and feel about a theme and they give importance to them. Good, peaceful Letters including petitions or not, do not create tension in the receiver but simpathy and respect and could serve as a stimuli to work for the cause. The more the better.
A copy of those letters with a note could be sent to animal related institutions as they ALL are working for the achievement of a status of WERLFARE for ALL the animals in the world. That way they could see we are supporting the causes they are working for.
Excluse my errors please!
104 is 104 too many, losing one's sight is a tragedy
have been signing ,not always posting
Thanks and a big hug,Michela
sis,you know how I feel, hugs
Hi Michela, sorry I haven't been around but I lost s dear friend then lost my brother last month. Am still waiting for his cremains from Texas to arrive by Christmas. I wish you a Merry Christmas to everyone here. Poor baby Orangutan, how some people are so cruel. Hope she heals up fine. xo
Signed both petitions, Michela. Cowardly people who shoot like that at a defencelss orangutan. They should undergo the same treatment.
It really breaks my heart. Signed!
Oh, this is just heartbreaking. Petition signed.
I'll never forget the story of orangutan Pelangsi, who was lived off nothing but rainwater for ten days before chewing off his own hand in a desperate bid to escape.
Pelangsi under leaves,on his road to recovery
Now, this happened to lovely Aan.
Just to complain this is evil is not enough, we can stop this by boycotting products containing palm oil.
It is crucial moment to save the orangutans and their precious habitat. This is there planet too!
Petitions signed. Big thank you Michela.
Thanks Michela, Signed and shared both petitions, What in the world is wrong with people.
2 sigs ea on both petitions. Just makes me want to scream. My god what is happening to
our society. Evil pure Evil
All noted and signed, dear Michela! Big, big hugs and thank you for all you do, my friend.
Gladly signed! Thanks so much for posting these petitions!
Noted,signed and promoted on fb and twitter, thanks Michela
This is so very heart-breaking -- God, please stop this insanity perpetrated by cruel, unconscionable criminals -- WE DON'T WANT PALM OIL -- WE DON'T NEED PALM OIL! STOP YOUR UNGODLY INSANITY! THESE ABUSERS AND KILLERS OF ORANGUTANS SHOULD BE IMPRISONED FOR LIFE -- SHAME ON ALL OF YOU -- GOD IS WATCHING!
News: Orangutan shot 104 times with pellet gun rescued in Indonesia http://www.theprovince.com/news/asia-pacific/Orangutan+shot+times+with+pellet+rescued+Indonesia/7458467/story.html
Oct 27,2012 JAKARTA A female Orangutan, believed to be about 15 years old, that was shot with an air rifle has been rescued in the Indonesian part of Borneo, & rescuers are working to remove 104 pellets from her body. The wounded Ape was discovered this month on a Palm Oil plantation in Central Kalimantan province. It's not known who shot the Orangutan. Veterinarians managed to remove 32 of the pellets lodged in her body & head during a 3-hour surgery on Oct. 20 at a hospital in the town of Pangkalan Bun, where an X-ray found 37 bullets in her head & 67 others in the body. The Orangutan, named Aan, was blinded in her left eye by the pellets. Another operation will be performed depending on her condition.
Indonesia is home to about 90% of the Orangutans left in the wild, but half its plush Rainforest been cleared in the past half-century in the rush to supply the world with timber, pulp, paper & more recently, Palm Oil. The remaining 50,000 to 60,000 Apes live in scattered, degraded Forests, putting them in frequent, & often deadly, conflict with humans.A survey last year by the Nature Conservancy & 19 other private organizations, incl. WWF & the Association of Indonesian Primate Experts & Observers, found that villagers living on the Indonesian side of Borneo killed at least 750 Endangered Orangutans in a year, some to protect crops from being raided & others for their meat.
Source: DiTIMEOUT C.
A female Orangutan named Aan receives medical treatment after being rescued, in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Aan that was shot with an air rifle has been rescued in the Indonesian part of Borneo. Rescuers are working to remove 104 pellets from her body!!!