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12 November 2007 @ 11:12 pm
if you're thinking of killing a orangutan...  
... don't do it this week. It's Orangutan Awareness week. More info here and here.
hippo__dignityhippo__dignity on November 13th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
my favorite animal! i got to bottle feed a baby orangutan last week on my last day at the zoo. i'm going to post pictures as soon as my husband uploads them off his camera. I gotta get it done during orangutan appreciation week!
a very caring potatomollydot on November 13th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
You'd be jealous of my sister - she went to Borneo and worked with them!
being_herebeing_here on November 13th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
What about dolphins? They're still ok to kill?
a very caring potatomollydot on November 13th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Um.. is it Dolphin Appreciation week too?

Tell you what, I'll let you use palm oil grown in dolphin habitats.
schmoomomschmoomom on November 13th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
Oh, fine. I'll let him go. /grumbles, trots off to back garden
a very caring potato: fireworksmollydot on November 13th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yay! I saved an orangutan!
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a very caring potatomollydot on November 13th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yayx2! Another one!
(Anonymous) on November 14th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
saving orangutans
you need to have a look at what the Borneo Orangutan Survival BOS) Foundation is doing for orangutans. They operate the largest primate rescue operation in the world with over 840 rescued orangutans in their care. They are also the ONLY organisation actively rescuing wild orangutans from certain death in oil-palm plantations, over 200 last year alone. Active members in the campaign for sustainable palm oil, they have really managed to make a difference in this area, but there is a long way to go. You can get more info on that at the Safe Palm Oil website operated by BOS UK at www.SafePalmOil.com (undergoing a bit of revamping at present.)
There are so many ways you can help, either with working on the sustainable palm oil campaign writing letters to your representatives and to major retailers and manufacturers, or by sponsoring square meters of reforestation at www.create-rainforest.org, or by volunteering at the BOS Samboja Lestari Project at www.sambojalodge.com. In addition BOS UK offers virtual gifts such as providing food or medicine for orphaned orangutans as well as merchandise with profits going to the activities in Borneo.
Have a look at www.savetheorangutan.co.uk or their new partner in the US, Orangutan Outreach at www.redapes.com.
Please help, orangutans desperately need you.
(Anonymous) on November 14th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Re: saving orangutans
Hi-- Please note that Orangutan Outreach can be found online at http://redapes.org dot org, not dot com!

Thanks for the mention!

Richard Zimmerman
Director, Orangutan Outreach