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Monday, April 8, 2013

The appalling real cost of palm oil....

Further to our press release last week concerning starving orangutans rescued from a palm oil concession in West Kalimantan, the images in this New York Daily News coverage show the appalling real cost of palm oil. 

PHOTOS: Orangutans rescued from a bulldozed forest in Indonesia.

Starving and stranded orangutans were rescued after bulldozers destroyed most of their forest home.
Rescuers from the UK charity organization International Animal Rescue (IAR) worked with the local forestry department in Ketapang, West Kalimantan on the Indonesian island of Borneo to save the orangutans. They were alerted of the animals’ predicament by the company Bumitama Gunajaya Argo.

Full story at http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/orangutans-rescued-bulldozed-forest-article-1.1309145

Image: Starving orangutans on the brink of death were rescued in Indonesia after bulldozers destroyed their home to make room for a palm oil plantation.

The above article was on my Facebook newsfeed today and I had to pass it along.

Stop using palm oil products, please.


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