Orang-utans are kind gentle creatures. They are harmless. The last place they have now is Borneo. Yet since 1990 100,000 of these poor gentle creatures have been mindlessly killed – over 50% of them are gone.
Last week a poor adult orang-utan was found dying with 150 airgun wounds. He’d been repeated shot and left to die a horrible death.
Now their habitat is being destroyed for palm oil and they are driven out and left to starve. Those that are left are being hunted for food. When they venture into the farming areas they are killed.
These apes are one of our closest relatives. It is illegal to kill them but the laws are not enforced.
To preserve these beautiful creatures we need to do three things:
a. Maintain the dwindling forests.
b. Educate the population not to hunt and kill them and that they are gentle creatures who do nobody any harm.
c. Enforce the laws and protect the last of these noble creatures.