Borneo: 20 Years On A Chain With No Companion – Please Write To The BOSF And Ask Them To Take Action For Once !
Posted on October 12, 2012 by Serbian Animals Voice
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 faeces: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Send to: email@example.com
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
I am writing to you as a supporter of UK based ‘Serbian Animals Voice’ (SAV), to request your immediate and full attention is given to rescuing the gentle and forgiving Orangutan named ‘Grundul’.I understand that many attempts have been made in the past to ask you to intervene in the rescue of Grundul; but that you have never replied to any requests. I find this rather disturbing since you are the Chielf Executive of the nearby Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, an organisation which should be fully committed to the rescue of all Orangutans. Grundul is very close to your facility, living a life of torment and isolation. Gundul has lived on a pile of garbage beside a goat pen for over 20 years of her life since her mother was killed. She has never had any contact with any other of her species. It is now time for immediate change.
Gundul’s owner is now willing to give her up for better keeping and protection. As the CEO of BOSF I consider that you now have an immediate responsibility to act and protect her by undertaking a rescue.
I therefore request that you undertake the immediate rescue and rehoming of Grundul with others of her kind for the future life she has. Please show compassion.
SAV has a large global supporter network which can be viewed at
Until action is taken by yourself to rescue Grundul 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 Grundul.
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 Grundul’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 Grundul 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.