To create awareness of the millions of wild animals in cages worldwide kept as pets and for exploitation in tourism our founder, Edwin Wiek, will be locked up in a cage on Friday the 10th of July. Edwin will be entering the cage, that was home to a chimpanzee in Bangkok for 32 years, until further notice.
This event can be followed “LIVE” on our Facebook page, where you can interact with Edwin at all times, trying to make his life in the cage more comfortable, or if you rather see him in trouble, take away more of his comfort or freedom! We aim at raising funds during this event to care for and feed the over 700 wild animals at our projects. You can donate to get Edwin out earlier, or if you wish, to keep him in the cage longer.
On Friday the 10th, around noon, Thailand time Edwin will enter the old cage of Canoe, only being allowed to exit the cage to go to the bathroom, not more than 6 times a day and no longer than 10 minutes at a time (max 1 hour a day in total), until we have reached 25,000 Dollars in donations!
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Any donation to PayPal, our Foundation’s Thai or Dutch bank account will add to the target to get Edwin out of the cage and help the animals, but you can also buy “enrichments” for the caged man, whether some fruit, a drink or something to play with. If you think his life in the cage is getting too comfortable you can donate to deprive him of some convenience or freedom. What about a $50 donation to wake him during the night or to poke him with a stick? Our eager staff will be available all night to make that happen! It is up to you, you can make or break him during this event.
Give him an enrichment (snack or non-alcoholic beverage) $25
Buy him an (alcoholic) enrichment (beer or wine) $50
Let him have a shower (10 mins) $200
Hose him down! $250
Put his deputy, Tom, in the cage with him (for 3 hours) $200
Take away his phone (2 hours) $500
Poke him with a bamboo stick $300
Wake him up when he is sleeping $250
Make him read aloud a chapter of his own book $100
Blast noise at his cage (15 mins) $200
Wear a dress for half a day $500
Throw away the key! $5,000
Buy him bolt cutters (only AFTER someone pays to throw away the key) $5,000
More option available as we go, or make one up yourself!!!