💔 From @paulhiltonphoto
: Orangutan ‘Hope’, shot 74 times with an air rifle undergoes surgery to fix broken collar bone. Dr Ian Singleton, Director of the @Socp.official
commented that “The fact that so many people are still wandering around with air rifles and shooting at wildlife is a major problem for conservation in Indonesia. Despite yesterday’s surgery, Hope’s condition is still very serious and the vet team still have a lot of hard work to do if she’s to survive her ordeal. Its always extremely sad to come across cases like this one, but what’s most depressing is the fact that she is not the first to be shot so many times like this. We’ve had several orangutans arrive over the years, still alive but riddled with air rifle pellets. Its hard to comprehend that in 2019 there are still people out there capable of doing this to such and incredible and non-threatening creature like an orangutan, in such a brutal way.
Dr. Ir. Hotmauli Sianturi, M.Sc, @bksda
Sumatra stated “Orangutans are a protected species under Indonesian law. Its strictly forbidden to kill, catch, keep, injure or trade an orangutan with fines for doing so up to USD 7,000 and prison term #cutconflictpalmoil #lovetheleuser #racingextinction #theforgottenelephants