DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ORANGUTAN SHOT 40 TIMES AND ACTION AGAINST MAKIN GROUP
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On December 3, 2014, a horribly abused orangutan was discovered in Central Kalimantan on an oil palm plantation owned by a subsidiary of Makin Group. She was delivered to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) who determined she had 40 shotgun pellets in her body. Both of her legs and arms were broken and one arm was decomposing. She died an agonizing death in spite of BOSF’s efforts to save her.
This incident involving the Makin Group is not isolated. Makin Group has a long history of killing endangered orangutans and illegally destroying orangutan habitat for palm oil. According to the Centre for Orangutan Protection, from March 2003 until June 2006, the rescue team of the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) and the Orangutan Reintroduction Center in Nyarumenteng rescued over 200 orangutans in Kotawaringin Timur and Katingan, Central Kalimantan. These orangutans were the direct victims of Makin Group.
On July 24th, 2011 a buried orangutan with a severed arm was documented on a plantation owned by Makin Group in East Kalimantan. These are a few examples of many violations of law directly linked to Makin Group.
The BOS Foundation has a long list of orangutans they rescued from oil palm plantations owned by Makin Group. To date, the total number of orangutans rescued by BOSF from Makin Group plantations is 166. This recent orangutan killing is business as usual and BOSF has incurred substantial expenses in rescuing and caring for Makin Group’s victims.
Orangutans are officially protected by Indonesian Law No. 5/1990. Conservation efforts for orangutans are detailed in the Strategy and Action Plan for Indonesian Orangutan Conservation 2007-20017. Any person who is found guilty of killing orangutans can be sentenced to imprisonment and fined. Makin Group and its subsidiaries have repeatedly violated Indonesian law in what is clearly a pattern of illegal conduct and a total disregard for the rule of law.
Please sign this petition and demand the government investigate and prosecute the person(s) responsible for the illegal killing of the orangutan in Central Kalimantan. Demand that the government take all appropriate legal action against Makin Group which has been found by multiple organizations to repeatedly kill orangutans and illegally clear orangutan habitat in violation of Indonesian law
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