Wednesday, 29 July 2009
SHAME ON THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT - ORANGUTAN KILLERS
This was Toni only three weeks earlier (see next news post below) enjoying some refreshing water melon provided by COP and Nature Alert. The zoo did not provide water for him to drink.
We made repeated offers to transfer Toni to a rescue centre only two hours away where he would receive the best possible care. All costs involved in moving Toni and his mate were to be met by COP and Nature Alert.
The Solo zoo is officially bankrupt and a disaster area for animals. Despite our offers and the zoo's obvious inability to care for orangutans, the local authorities refused all offers of help, time and again.
Three weeks later Toni died; see below.