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 Welcome
 Daisy's Friends
About Us
            

                                   Who are Daisy’s Friends?
All of us!!  
This is a non-profit organization supporting the Orangutan survival mission.  Our namesake, Daisy is an Orangutan currently being rehabilitated in Nyaru Menteng, Borneo, Indonesia.   She is one of the stars of Animal Planet's Orangutan Island    

Why Daisy?
Daisy is the self appointed sheriff of all the forest school graduates on Orangutan Island.  She keeps bullies at bay and keeps order amongst the community.  She doesn’t tolerate others taking advantage of the weak.  Daisy works tirelessly to protect the others from any kind of trouble. She has protected her group from internal and external threats.
While watching the program, we realized Daisy is a role model for more than just her apes. Daisy is a role model for all of us. 

Regardless of her strengths, Daisy cannot fight developers, Daisy cannot fight disease and Daisy cannot fight a lack of food and medical resources. Daisy needs help. Daisy
needs friends. We were established to gather a group of friends.  Friends for the environment, Friends for Apes, and Friends for Daisy.   

How can I be one of Daisy’s Friends? 
You can be one of Daisy’s Friends by not purchasing products that have Palm Oil or Palm Fruit in them.  Also look for this (Elaeis guineensis) since it’s the Latin name used in the ingredients list.  Together we can pressure the Indonesian Govt and larger corporations that use Palm oil in their products.  Palm Oil is a substitute for Vegetable Oil because it’s cheaper.  Large Corporations like Burger King and Nestle are major buyers of Palm Oil.   There is a donation page where you can use your credit card or go through PayPal and donate money to Daisy’s Friends to help raise the 1.5 million dollars needed for Nyaru Menteng to keep the land.  Please forward this link to your friends and family and ask them to do the same.  You won’t get 10 years of bad luck for not doing so but it will feel good to make a difference.  The best thing that can be done for these Orangutans is giving them the publicity they need for people like us to donate money and reach out to help.
 

Thanks for taking time to look at the site and we hope that you will forward it on to your friends and family.  The more publicity the apes get the more we can help.  

Cheers,


E. Britt Whitley-Rusk
Director
Daisy’s Friends
227 Bellevue Way #597
Bellevue, WA 98004

         

Daisy's Friends is a WA state 501 (c) (3) non profit organization.  Please contact us if you have any questions about tax exempt donations.
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