Reveal Treatment Of Orangutans At Rasa Ria RESORT
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Reveal Treatment Of Orangutans At Rasa Ria RESORT

    1. Friends of the Orangutans
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      Friends of the Orangutans

      Malaysia, Malaysia

Dear Minister,

This year, we came across the details of “TENTEN” on Shangri-la Rasa Ria's Facebook, at this link:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.493699021588.268934.126298946588



We understand at least four emails have been sent to you, Dr. Ambu and others, but Dr. Ambu has chosen to remain silent. Why the secrecy? Surely everyone realises continued silence on this matter will only raise our suspicions?

Please could you arrange for Dr. Laurentius Ambu to respond to the following questions?
 

- why “Tenten” the orphaned orangutan (see link above) was sent to a holiday resort rather than retained at Sepilok for rehabilitation? Isn’t Sepilok better able to administer the care and expertise required of such a young orangutan? We imagine donors to Orangutan Appeal UK would be alarmed and very disappointed to discover Sepilok is passing on cute babies to a luxurious hotel.

- was anyone arrested and prosecuted for the killing Tenten's adult mother?

- In Rasa Ria's Facebook, they claim Tenten was rescued in Keningau. But we were told by the Keningau SWD office "no orangutans have been rescued in Keningau in the last few years"?

- what is the money raised through sponsorship at this hotel used for?

- We were informed Cinta got infected by Melioidosis while she was at Rasa Ria. Where is she now and what is her condition?

- How many orangutans have died at Rasa Ria in the last five years? In this regard we have received a worrying report.


We came across a video of an orangutan from Rasa Ria from last year, all dressed up for visitors' amusement. In the video, she is squeking because she wants to be held, and not dangled like that. What you see is WRONG. That is not rehabilitation, but EXPLOITATION.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M4VaZr2kGA&feature=youtu.be


Yours sincerely,

Upreshpal Singh
Founder & Director
Friends of the Orangutans

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Questions on Rasa Ria remain unanswered

      Friends of the Orangutans
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      Questions on Rasa Ria remain unanswered
      December 3, 2012

      FMT LETTER: From Suzanne Vigenser (Australia), via e-mail

      Why won’t the Sabah Wildlife Department answer questions regarding treatment of orangutans at Rasa Ria. To the director, Dr Laurentius Ambu, why have you remained silent on this issue and will you answer the following questions put to you and the Sabah Wildlife Department please.

      Why was Tenten the orphaned orangutan sent to a holiday resort rather than be retained at Sepilok for rehabilition? Isn’t Sepilok better able to administer the care and expertise required of such a young orangutan? We imagine donors to Orangutan Appeal UK would be alarmed and disappointed to discover Sepilok is passing on cute babies to a luxurious hotel.

      FULL STORY here:

      http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2012/12/03/questions-on-rasa-ria-remain-unanswered/

    3. Why the Shangri-la Rasa Ria orangutan secrecy?

      Friends of the Orangutans
      Petition Organizer

      Letter by founder of Friends of the Orangutans on the Rasa Ria campaign:

      http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2012/11/21/why-the-shangri-la-rasa-ria-orangutan-secrecy/

      Much has been said recently about Sabah’s wish to be more proactive in helping orangutans, so we only hope our request will be addressed.

      Why the Shangri-la Rasa Ria orangutan secrecy? | Free Malaysia Today

      FMT LETTER: From Upreshpal Singh, via e-mail I'd like to addresses this letter to Masidi Manjun, the Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister. Having failed multiple times to obtain any transparency from Dr Laurentius Yambu, director of the Sabah Wildlife Department, regarding orangutans kept at Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Nature Reserve, we are hoping you will treat our requests more positively.

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    • pauline fuit BALDIVIS, WA
      • 6 months ago

      cruelty towards any animal is unjustified

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    • Eileen Tong KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
      • 7 months ago

      Orang Utans are living things. They have expressions you know? I have a feeling that they are NOT protecting the orang utans. Instead, they are making a joke of these. Seriously...

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    • STEPHEN ANDERSON MANCHESTER, UNITED STATES
      • 11 months ago

      all life is sacred---except--politicans,--who are the real--evil, on -planet earth,,

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      • about 1 year ago

      animal abuse must end

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    • Jutta Kalamishi GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      I love animals ! They have more hearts than peoples!

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