Uk: If we don’t help the orangutans in West Kalimantan, no one will…





If we don’t help the orangutans in West Kalimantan, no one will…

International Animal Rescue website:

Our team in Indonesia is making real progress rescuing primates from the pet markets. Now they have uncovered another shocking situation which they cannot ignore – in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) a number of orangutans are being kept in terrible squalor, chained up on pallets over open sewers choked with human waste.

Charlie is one of these orangutans, a gentle giant bent and arthritic from years crouching on the end of a short chain. Our vet Karmele was asked to treat his sores but was devastated at having to put the shackle back on his arm and leave him in his misery. He is still there now, weak and starving, patiently waiting for us to help him.


**Photo – Vet Karmele with Charlie **

We have found nearly 20 others like Charlie that have been caught during the destruction of the rainforest and are living in hellholes in the backstreets of Indonesia.

To put it plainly, if we don’t help these poor animals, no one will. But with your support our team can act immediately to bring them food and medicine and set the wheels in motion to create a new home for them before it is too late.

There is no other team working in West Kalimantan to help orangutans. This small group of helpless animals has gone unnoticed by rescuers working elsewhere in Borneo. We simply have to help them.

Please, if you possibly can, make a donation today, indicating that you want it to support ‘Primates’. We will use your gift as swiftly and as effectively as possible to help these forgotten animals. And we will let you know the fate of Charlie and his friends.

If you have already responded to my appeal for the orangutans in the post, thank you very much for your kind support.

Thank you so much..

Yours sincerely

Alan Knight OBE
Chief Executive

About IAR:

United Kingdom
The head office of International Animal Rescue is in Uckfield, East Sussex in the UK. We help marine wildlife in distress by providing an office and full administrative service for British Divers Marine Life Rescue.Through Catastrophes Cat Rescue in Sussex, IAR gives sanctuary to abandoned and unwanted cats and also conducts sterilisation and vaccination trips in Europe where there is a need to stabilise populations of feral cats and prevent the spread of disease.

United States
IAR’s US office is run by Laurence Van Atten from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Laurence organises lectures and fundraising events to raise awareness of IAR’s efforts.

IAR has veterinary clinics in Goa and Tamil Nadu. Our clinics sterilise cats and dogs and are registered with the Government of India under their Animal Birth Control (ABC) Scheme. We are also closely involved in the campaign to remove the dancing bears from the streets of India and we are the sole UK funder of bear sanctuaries in Agra in the north and Bannerghatta in the south of India.

Our Indonesian team focuses on the rescue and rehabilitation of captive primates, particularly macaque monkeys and slow lorises.

Max Farrugia, Chairman of IAR Malta, runs a bird rehabilitation hospital in Valleta. Species that he has nursed back to health after shooting injuries have included honey buzzards, hobbies, kestrels and short eared owls. When they have recovered, rescued birds are released back into the wild.






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