Mr Jamartin Sihite CEO of BOSF (Borneo Orangutan Survivial Foundation): To rescue Orangutan Gundul who lives on a pile of garbage in Borneo
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Mr Jamartin Sihite CEO of BOSF (Borneo Orangutan Survivial Foundation): To rescue Orangutan Gundul who lives on a pile of garbage in Borneo

    1. Elizabeth  Baron
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Baron

      london, United Kingdom

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October 2012

Victory

Success! Orangutan Gundul has been rescued!! She underwent a health check and rested overnight on Thursday 18/10 and the next day was transported to a Sanctuary in West Kutai Regency with another young male Orangutan called Koto in the care of BKSDA and BOSF. Thank you very much for signing the Petitions and for sending emails to BOSF. Gundul now has a future free of chains and loneliness. Gundul is a very forgiving and well-adjusted lady Orangutan so there is every reason to expect that she will integrate well with others of her kind in the future. Many thanks to you and Sean Whyte of Nature Alert and Friends of the Orangutan. http://orangutan.or.id/bos-foundation-assists-bksda-on-gunduls-case/

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 faeces: Think about that for a moment.

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, lightening 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.

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? If you would like to have Gundul saved, the person to write to is: Jamartin Sihite, CEO, BOSF,       jhs_sihite@yahoo.com; info@sambojalodge.com; bos_komunikasi@orangutan.or.id; info@bos-deutschland.de

 

IF NOT YOU, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

 

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    1. Success! Orangutan Gundul has been rescued!!

      Elizabeth  Baron
      Petition Organizer

      Gundul has been rescued. She has undergone a health check and rested overnight and is now (Friday 19/10) on her way to a Sanctuary in West Kutai Regency with another young male Orangutan called Koto in the care of BKSDA and BOSF. Thank you very much for signing the Petitions and for sending emails to BOSF. Gundul now has a future free of chains and loneliness with the hope she will integrate with other Orangutans. Many thanks to you and Sean Whyte of Nature Alert and Friends of the Orangutan. http://orangutan.or.id/bos-foundation-assists-bksda-on-gunduls-case/

      BOS Foundation Assists BKSDA on Gundul's Case | BOS Foundation

      Tenggarong, East Kalimantan, October 19, 2012. On Thursday October 18, 2012, the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation was requested by the East Kalimantan Conservation and Natural Resources Authority (BKSDA) to provide medical services, health checks and blood sampling at the East Kalimantan BKSDA Office in Samarinda for one adult female orangutan who had just been [...]

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. To rescue Orangutan Gundul who lives on a pile of garbage in Borneo.

      Elizabeth  Baron
      Petition Organizer

      We are approaching 1000 supporters on this Petition! Thank you everyone. I have increased the target to 5000. Please keep sharing and signing both Petitions for Gundul. She must not be left to die like others before her - you can make the difference!

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. To rescue Orangutan Gundul who lives on a pile of garbage in Borneo

      Elizabeth  Baron
      Petition Organizer

      We have reached 100 signatures! Thank you everyone. The Target is now 1000 so please keep sharing for Gundul!

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Ruth McD REDMOND, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am so happy Gundel is rescued. Our voices were heard and will be heard for all the other animals and habitats. Thanks.

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    • Joanne Maylott MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      That's great news!! Well done for starting the petition :)

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    • Caroline Wright LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      All animals should be treated with kindness and respect.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      Estoy ne contra del maltrato animal, esto es maltrato.

      !BASTA¡ !LOS ANIMALES TAMBIEN SIENTEN¡

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    • zoe merrick PRESTATYN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      She has spent her whole life chained to the spot. She is a wild animal. She should be free

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