Jake McMahon
Jake McMahon campaign leader

The story below is about a baby orangutan named Budi who suffered because he was illegally taken to be a family pet, after his mother was killed and his habitat was destroyed to make a palm oil plantation.


A baby orangutan called Budi is fighting to overcome his appalling encounter with humans which saw him caged in a chicken coop and fed on condensed milk for virtually the whole of the ten months he has been alive. The milk provided virtually no nourishment for him, causing his bones to become malformed in his tiny body. Vets from a British animal welfare charity nursing him back from the brink of death say he cried like a human baby when he was rescued in Indonesia from his hellish life as a family pet.

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