Orangutans Endangered due to Palm Oil

Orangutans Endangered due to Palm Oil

How, exactly, are the orangutans endangered due to palm oil? Jade here, barking for the orangutans. What do the words slavery, animal abuse, and murder have in common? These words, as well as deforestation and complete environmental destruction, are linked to an ongoing plight targeting orangutans and people of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the palm oil industry. My mom worked with orangutans at one of her veterinary externships. One time humom came home with an enchanting tale about caring for an estranged baby orangutan. The baby orangutan wore a diaper and hugged her tight as he peered up at her with his big deep brown eyes. As Humom told me this story I witnessed a far away look of dismay in her eyes. Schristia / Foter / CC BY-SA I waited patiently as I often do when Humom gets sad in the middle of a good story. After a minute, I detected those familiar crows feet and licked her face to welcome her smile’s return. Joy overcame humom as she remembered how the small orangutan grasped around her waist and took food straight from her spoon to his lips. I begged humom to tell me why she was upset. It was then that I learned the predicament orangutans are in. They are being kicked out of their homes in the wild so consumers can have cheap peanut butter, candy, cookies, cosmetics and conditioners. Poor are enslaved to work in the palm oil industry. Poachers slaughter adult orangutans for meat and illegal trade. _paVan_ / Foter / CC BY It is important to save the Asian rainforests from the devastation...
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