"Milo is a 13-year-old orangutan who has spent her life in terrible conditions in Phuket Zoo, Thailand," Vicki Kiely wrote in a petition that started to cast light on Milo's plight. "She is a living in a dark concrete box that is closed with a roller blind, and gets no light."
Kiely described how, when Milo was finally allowed outside, she was forced to wear silly glasses and hats and pose for photographs with gawking tourists. "She hates doing this," Kiely wrote. "She sits with her arms folded and [has] a fed-up look on her face."