Anyone Who Had A Heart…


A mother orangutan with her little baby clinging to her approached a village in Borneo. She was looking for food her her baby as her home had been encroached on first by the villagers and then stripped bare by palm oil companies.


A group of villagers spotted her, began throwing rocks at her and beating her with sticks.

A male orang nearby saw what was happening and tried to defend the already weakened and possibly already injured mother. He was chased away.

The villagers continued to beat the mother until she fainted. Then they tied her with ropes and tried to pull her daughter away. She rallied for a moment and tried to rescue her baby so the villagers dragged her to a pool of water and submerged her head until she passed out.

Then they threw her into a cage.

They tossed the baby in with her.

She was barely alive at this point, struggling under the beating she had been given and water in her lungs.


Mom mustered enough strength to put her arms around her frightened baby and hug her close. Her baby tried in vain to bite through the ropes that were binding her.

Fortunately an IAR‘s veterinarian stumbled on the scene and managed to rescue the mother and the child from the barbarity.

Unfortunately the beating, stoning and the drowning proved too much for the mother and despite the rescue, she died.

Just another day…


As far as orangutans are concerned it is just one of the ways that man is killing them off to make way for their palm oil and other products. An orang is likely to be either shot on sight or burnt from the wildfires caused by deforestation, or the mother is killed to steal her child so that people can take selfies with it.

Take your pick.

This little girl however was taken into care and spent 4 years learning how to be an orangutan before being released back into the wild.lahaa-wpftr3


23 thoughts on “Anyone Who Had A Heart…

    1. That’s the pleasure of knowing interesting people, they constantly lead you to interesting new discoveries.

      PS – is this a new addition to our WordPress tomfoolery Pockle? Names that sound totally made up?

      1. Cecil I said ‘SOUND made up’ not ARE made up. I already looked her up hence my comment about people (i.e yourself) who expand one’s knowledge.

        We’re out of synch this year Arthur…

        We may have to go to Online Relationships Counseling.

  1. Reblogged this on My Life as Mrs. A and commented:
    Did you know that millions of products we buy has palm oil in it? Did you know that because palm oil is so cheap that it’s all manufacturers want to use, even though there may be better options? Indonesians are constantly destroying their forests to plant more palms and animals are dying because of the fires or killings or they do not have a home anymore. We need to try harder to make the changes. I know I don’t try hard enough…..and we need to try harder because if we all made small changes, it can equal to be a massive change.

  2. Madam Ed, this has totally sickened me, so much so, that I’m ready to jump on a plane and kill the bastards! Of the entire Ape Family, I adore the silver-back gorillas and Orangutans the most. I also adore all the others, make no mistake.

    If these ignorant, selfish pieces of shit had ONE brain cell in their heads, they’d know that the Apes are only ONE DNA strand different to humans! So what they did to this poor Mother, was outright murder, as if they’d murdered a Human.Murdering any animal is just as horrific!

    Humans mostly are very nasty, selfish and greedy, and I am just deeply sad that this rot continues. I wish that there was more I could do. i.e. go kill them!

      1. Oh there are ways! How does any underground get their AK47’s?? I hope I don’t get into shit for saying this, so let’s just put in a disclaimer…..’I had a dream, but it’s only a dream’…..and….I’m NOT an underground weapons operator! disclaimer….Maybe an attorney needs to moderate my comments LOL x x

  3. Where is the unlike button for the subject but like for the one who posted? We are on the same page, as I watch very little tv mainly because of commercials asking for help for abused animals. Even more for the commercials for the suffering children. My heart bleeds from the inside out over it, for what little i can do is another level of well will say no more.

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