The A’Famosa tourist park is primarily a golf resort situated about 70 miles south of Kuala Lumpur.
The 8 orangutans have been kept in cramped, dark, indoor quarters for the last 18 months, with no fresh air, no sun on their backs, no rain, nothing to play with or do all day.
The government has a long history of protecting the resort from prosecution for handling illegally obtained orangutans.
The A’Famosa resort should never be allowed to keep these orangutans.
We would greatly appreciate your support in the form of signing this petition which will automatically trigger sixteen emails being sent to key government people, including the Prime Minister.
On behalf of these orangutans who are unable to help or speak for themselves, thank you.
Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak
Office of the Prime Minister
Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Dear Prime Minister,
Do YOU realise how badly the abuse of the orangutans at A’Famosa is hurting your country’s eco-tourism industry?
What will YOU tell your eco-tourism operators when they see bookings fall? Will YOU compensate them?
Do YOU know how long it takes a country to shake off a reputation for abuse of animals? Think decades.
Do YOU understand why people so despise you for having ignored the desperate plight of these orangutans for so long?
What do YOU say to the children of Malaysia who see their own Prime Minister and his Cabinet allowing orangutans to be abused this way?
Will YOU know order the NRE and Perhilitan to stop protecting the owners of A’Famosa and instead rescue the eight orangutans NOW? Perhaps before too long, they will return and confiscate the remaining wild animals at this golf resort?
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.......* Mahatma Ghandi *