Please help free Gundul : 20 years on a chain
Please help free Gundul ~ heartbreaking.
Via Orangutan Embassy
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 feces: Think about that for a moment.
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?
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, lightning 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.
In this instance Gundul’s owner wants her to be confiscated.
If you would like to have Gundul saved, use the sample letter template provided below.
The person to write to is:
Jamartin Sihite, CEO, BOSF, email@example.com
FURTHER UPDATE 13/10/12
– Please make contact with global BOSF partners as per the information below:
Here is the link to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF): http://orangutan.or.id/
Here is the link to BOSF partners in other parts of the world; including names and e mail contact addresses:
Links and Partners – BOS Foundation Partners:
▪ BOS Australia | Kontak: Tony Gilding firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ BOS Jepang
▪ BOS Jerman | Kontak: Christine Szyska email@example.com
▪ BOS Kanada
▪ BOS Swiss | Kontak: Matthias Müller firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ Orangutan Land Trust | Kontak: Michelle Desilets email@example.com
▪ Orangutan Outreach | Kontak: Richard Zimmerman firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ Orangutan Protection Foundation, UK | Kontak: Grainne McEntee email@example.com
▪ Save The Orangutan, Denmark | Kontak: Birgitte Dünweber firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ Save The Orangutan, Sweden | Kontak: Pernilla Svenberg email@example.com
▪ Vier Pfoten International | Kontak: Chris Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please make direct contact with these organisations in your area of the world and ask them, as a partner of BOSF, why they are not demanding that Gundul is rescued and taken into care by the BOSF.
Please ask them to make immediate contact with BOSF CEO Mr. Sihite to ask why the desperate situation of Gundul is being ignored by BOSF.
You can send a message directly to BOSF using their ‘Contact Us’ link on their website: http://orangutan.or.id/contact/
END OF UPDATE
SAMPLE LETTER SAMPLE LETTER SAMPLE LETTER
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until action is taken by yourself to rescue Gundul from the suffering she currently endures on a 24/7 basis, as a supporter of SAV, I will continue to ask them to give international publicity to their supporters and other worldwide organisations regarding the apparent inaction of BOSF to intervene and rescue Gundul.
We will all be watching for immediate progress on this request and ask that you immediately step in and take action – providing photos and information of Gundul’s rescue as necessary. You can provide all rescue information directly to SAV via their site.
You are the CEO of an organisation which is supposed to help Orangutans
– please act and do it immediately – rescue Gundul now !
Thank you in advance for what I hope and consider will be a positive result to save such a vulnerable but beautiful animal – an animal which now relies on YOUR action to rescue and provide a home for her.
ADD YOUR OWN Name and nationality here for maximum international effect.
IF NOT YOU, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?