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Critically endangered Sumatran orangutan found alive after being shot 24 times. Just a few thousand individuals remain in northern Sumatra, as palm oil plantations have decimated habitat.

Critically endangered Sumatran orangutan found alive after being shot 24 times. Just a few thousand individuals remain in northern Sumatra, as palm oil plantations have decimated habitat.

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  2. This is the organization taking care of Paguh. They are working right now to build a natural haven for orangutans like him who cannot be wild again due to injuries. https://www.sumatranorangutan.org

  3. How the fuck can someone do that.

  4. STOP. BUYING. NUTELLA. Or anything else with palm oil in it. Look at the gd ingredients or gtfo with acting outraged that people will kill animals for a profit

  5. I wish we could teach them to defend themself and how weapons work

  6. I challenge everyone to truly watch a few orangutan videos on YouTube. Look in their eyes and tell me you don’t see a person similar to you in there.

    They are our close cousins. They have the same fundamental desires, fears, and emotions as we do. They love their children, they like food, they play, they teach other, they learn, they hate the rain.

    They will be gone from this planet in a few years. Every last one of them murdered. Mothers, babies, and males slaughtered or burned alive, primarily to make palm oil but also by the exotic pet trade.

    The government does not care, the people with power to change things do not care. Even people who realize that their shopping habits directly impact this disgusting ‘genocide’ are not bothered enough to even just check their food labels to see if palm oil is listed. A single billionaire could easily save the orangutans. The orangutans just need to be moved to protected land. But no one will champion them.

    If you want to help, there are orangutan rescues on the front line which desperately need money. Secondly, support organizations that are trying to stop the exotic pet industry, especially with respect to primates.

    But most of all, don’t buy products containing palm oil and let companies that sell palm oil products know that you are doing so. There are companies that use responsibly sourced palm oil which is ok, although some major corporations have been caught lying about this.

    You don’t want to give up your favorite cookies or switch peanut butter brands? Decide what’s more important to you. Making a difference with your life or shoving crap in your mouth. If you decide to take a stand, you will be able to look in the mirror each day and know you have done your part to save these miraculous “forest people” and that will fill your heart more than garbage food ever could.

    Now on a lighter note: the people of Borneo believed that orangutans could talk, but were deliberately trying to hide the fact from humans. The people believed the orangutans did this because they were afraid the humans would make them get jobs if they ever found out they could talk. 😉

  7. What cunt shoots a fucking orangatan.

  8. We humans just need to die off completely.

  9. It’s disgusting what Indonesia is doing to its forests

  10. Imagine being shot 24 times by some weird yet similar looking species then being woken up by the same looking people now saying they are trying to help you instead of hurt you. What a fucking nightmare into a dream

  11. Another link: [An Orangutan Named Hope Was Repeatedly Shot With an Air Rifle. She Was Blinded but Survived.](https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/world/asia/orangutan-shot-gun.html)

    Orangutans are subjected to this type of horrific cruelty extremely often:

    [Stratford vet tries to save orangutan shot 130 times](https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-49741285/stratford-vet-tries-to-save-orangutan-shot-130-times)

    [Orangutan ‘shot 62 times’ in Indonesia](https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-48113663/leuser-rainforest-are-palm-oil-farmers-shooting-orangutans)

    [Sight hope for one-eyed shot orangutan Aan](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-38141942)

    [Tiny orangutan sliced by the machete that killed his mum clings to teddy bear](https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/orphaned-baby-orangutan-clings-teddy-9552553)

    [Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?](https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-48113663/leuser-rainforest-are-palm-oil-farmers-shooting-orangutans)

    [Indonesian rubber plantation workers claim self-defence after shooting, beheading endangered orangutan](https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2131633/indonesian-rubber-plantation-workers-claim-self-defence)

    [Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan 130 times ](https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2133820/indonesians-arrested-shooting-orangutan-130-times)

    [Baby orangutan looks at the stumps of its missing fingers that were sliced off with a machete during forest clearances](https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2511803/Why-did-Baby-orangutan-looks-stumps-missing-fingers-sliced-machete-forest-clearances.html)

  12. Humans are a disease to this planet.

    Whenever I watch cute dog videos, all that I can think about is that humans don’t deserve dogs.

  13. What kind of a human stain would harm an orangutan?

  14. I try to avoid buying things that have palm oil in them and it is shocking how invasive that ingredient has become. It was hard because it made my diet more raw and I had to cut back on so much processed food. I love junk food too. My wife is always shocked how I don’t ever gain any weight.

  15. Half the world’s wildlife has disappeared just in my lifetime. And for large mammals like lion, elephant and orangutan it is much more than that. And the habitat destruction will continue because man is selfish and greedy. I have no hope for the near future. But I take comfort that in 100 million years there will be no sign of us and the world will be teaming with life just like it was 1 million years ago.

    Everything eating and being eaten by everything else, just like god intended!

  16. Great job assholes. Cause this is worth the palm oil….

  17. Poor Dark Blue Moon, Hol Horse’s Stand is no joke. Glad he made it out OK

  18. I fucking love orangutans and these stories literally break me

  19. Stop buying palm oil. It’s in everything, but there’s usually an alternative at the grocery store.

  20. That beautiful animal’s life is worth more that the entire exec staff of the palm oil companies and their families combined.

  21. Time to start cooking folks. There’s no palm oil in raw ingredients, and it’s much healthier to eat fresh anyway.

  22. Violent apes are going to kill all the wise apes,only hope is if violent apes are killed by climate change first.

  23. Poor little fella. It truly hurts to read something like that. Some humans are pure cancer.

  24. Why though,I really don’t understand why someone would just shoot an Orangutan,minding it’s own business and going about it’s day.

  25. This’ll do wonders for his hip hop career.

  26. Beig shot 24 times at once or over the time. I bet its at once. Like shotgun. Like 24 shotgun being shot at him at the same times. Amirite news. Save ink.

  27. Worst case of suicide the guy had ever seen…

  28. How the fuck can people just go about shooting poor Orangutans like this? Those evil humans wouldn’t like it if someone shot at them.

  29. Well, there are 8 billion of us and we need alot of resources. And they are not just falling from the sky.

  30. We need a military intervention, USA ATTACK INDONESIA!

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