Posts Tagged with "endangered animals"

Update: Indonesian Court Fails to Protect Critical Orangutan Stronghold

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Update: Indonesian Court Fails to Protect Critical Orangutan Stronghold

It’s a sad day today for the few remaining, critically endangered orangutans of Sumatra. In a much anticipated court ruling in the high-stakes case filed against palm oil plantation company PT Kallista Alam and the governor of the Province of Aceh for illegally draining and clearing the internationally renowned Tripa Peat Forest, the judges have [...]

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Thin Mints vs. Orangutan Survival: Girl Scouts Face Moral Dilemma

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Thin Mints vs. Orangutan Survival: Girl Scouts Face Moral Dilemma

“Hello, girls. We heard how you’re refusing to sell Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies because they contain palm oil, the production of which might destroy habitat for orangutans in Indonesia. That’s sweet. But listen, you little do-gooders: These are decisions best left to adults.” This quote from Seattle Times columnist Ron Judd gave two determined [...]

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