PETA Exposes Horrible Practice of Reptile Skinning
APRIL 12, 2010
It takes place in Indonesia. Tags: reptiles indonesia lizards crocodile endangered species The skins are being used for handbags and other products. This link has a horrible photo and a worse video. Just warning you.
Tiger Slaughtered in Indonesian Zoo
AUGUST 27, 2009
Tags: zoos wildlife crime poaching tigers indonesia
Cute: Pinky the Orangutan
4 The Love Of Animals
MARCH 4, 2011
While shooting the premiere episode of National Geographic Channel’s new series, Beast Hunter , host Pat Spain visited the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia to visit a seven-year-old Orangutan named Pinky. Too cute, right?! Pinky sure does love Pat! The show premieres tonight, Friday, March 4 at 9PM ET/PT on the National Geographic channel. cute video tv
Demand for Palm Oil Threatens Orangutans
JANUARY 27, 2009
The demand for palm oil in the US and Europe, is threatening to wipe out orangutans in Indonesia. Indonesia is the world's top producer of palm oil, and prices have jumped by almost 70 percent in the last year. There are only an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 orangutans left in the wild, 90 percent of them in Indonesia, said Serge Wich, a scientist at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa. The demand for palm oil is rising in the U.S.
Connecticut Oil Company President Illegally Owns Primate
MARCH 10, 2009
Pierce Onthank, the president of an oil and gas company, was charged in January with illegal possession of a primate for keeping a siamang, a type of gibbon that is native to rain forests in Malaysia and Indonesia and can weigh up to 30 pounds and stand 3 feet high. I'm starting to wonder about Connecticut. It's the same state where the Travis incident occurred. However, this time the owner is an oil and gas company president , not some eccentric woman on Xanax.