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Little Orangutan Found Cowering In Backpack As His Captor Gets Busted

Animals  (tags: Sumatra, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Sumatran orangutan, critically endangered species, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programm, SOCP, rescued, cruelty )

- 1382 days ago -
A baby orangutan found stuffed inside a backpack was confiscated just in time to avoid a grim fate - & the person responsible is being brought to justice. Clinging to life, the young ape, under a year old, narrowly avoided being sold into the exotic pet


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Past Member (0)
Monday June 8, 2015, 12:38 pm
This cutie is 1 of the very few lucky ones who are ever saved from their impending hell. Bastards who traffic animals should get a min of 10 yrs--better yet just shoot them. thanks

Roger G (148)
Monday June 8, 2015, 1:01 pm
noted, thanks

Lone F (58)
Monday June 8, 2015, 2:05 pm
Noted - Luck little guy

Freya H (345)
Monday June 8, 2015, 2:28 pm
I'm glad the little "man of the forest" was rescued! I fear, though, that he was far from alone.

P.S. Does anybody know how to get rid of that darn "jerking Oprah" ad? It is really annoying!

Evelyn B (63)
Monday June 8, 2015, 2:39 pm
Freya -
I'm afraid the only way is to use an adblocker ...

Not very good for Care2, since they pay their way by the ads .... But I admit that I got so fed up with highly inappropriate ads bouncing up & down ... in contradiction with the issues we are posting and writing petitions about, that I finally ceded to installing one. What a relief ... If only the ads were better controlled, I wouldn't block them here

MmAway M (522)
Monday June 8, 2015, 3:37 pm
Thank you Evelyn
All that is going through my little head is OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

Animae C (507)
Monday June 8, 2015, 4:07 pm

Lona G (66)
Tuesday June 9, 2015, 7:39 am
A mere 1600 dollars for its now ruined life. It's absolutely heartbreaking. The little one nearly didn't survive the ordeal and surely is traumatized for a long time. I hope there's room in a good rescue center from which it eventually may be returned to the wild, but I doubt that as so little is left, certainly by the time this baby is old enough to fend for itself.

Julia Cabrera-Woscek (0)
Tuesday June 9, 2015, 9:46 am
I am glad they got caught.

Ben O (135)
Tuesday June 9, 2015, 9:48 am
My poor little friend... : ~ (

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 9, 2015, 4:03 pm
Honestly, how mad can humans get?!

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday June 10, 2015, 11:52 am
Poor little fella, so afraid, not knowing what was going on. May this be the worst his life has to endure. But what is the count that is missed.
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