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Orangutan attacks digger as it destroys forest

By T.K. Randall
April 21, 2019 · Comment icon 10 comments

The orangutan attempted to fight back. Image Credit: Facebook / International Animal Rescue
Recently released footage has brought in to focus the plight of animals left homeless by deforestation.
The harrowing scene was broadcast as part of naturalist Sir David Attenborough's most recent documentary 'Climate Change: The Facts' which aired on BBC One last week.

The footage shows workers in Borneo clearing an area of forest to make room for palm oil plantations, a practice that has been responible for the destruction of the habitats of countless different species.

The star of the video however is undoubtedly the lone orangutan that can be seen hurtling along a downed tree and slamming his fists down on the bucket of the digger.
Unable to stop the metal behemoth, the ape ends up being shooed from the scene by workers.

"Right now we are facing our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change," said Sir David. "At the current rate of warming we risk a devastating future."

"The science is now clear that urgent action is needed. What happens now and in these next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand years."

"We are facing a man-made disaster on a global scale."

Source: Lad Bible | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by AllPossible 5 years ago
Sad actually... Imagine someone coming in your home and taking what they want while destroying it.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Susanc241 5 years ago
I think it also highlights their cognitive abilities, that they connect the machinery with the destruction. As a close relation, we (mankind) don�t credit their thought processes enough. So sad.
Comment icon #3 Posted by cathya 5 years ago
I guess that about says it all. We humans are destroying not only our homes but other creatures homes as well. Unfortunately it's usually for profit that this happens.
Comment icon #4 Posted by South Alabam 5 years ago
True. They might have been ripping down their favorite tree or something. Animals have feelings and emotions just like we do.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jaded1 5 years ago
Humans are the worst kind of arseholes.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Unfortunately 5 years ago
Man, that's depressing on all kinds of levels. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Dark_Grey 5 years ago
What is palm oil used for? If you want to help the Orangutans, it's time to boycott palm oil but we both know you won't.  
Comment icon #8 Posted by Raptor Witness 5 years ago
Humans are essentially Gods on this planet, but I wonder .... are we really Gods or the enemy of the One who may have planted this Garden? Days of fasting are coming. Days of sackcloth and ashes. Days without light, with no hope of the Sun’s return.  Say to the generals of men, that the Earth’s generals have been commissioned by the Gardener of this place to destroy all that men have built and accumulated. Now comes a crescendo of chaos…  From the beacon of stars shall come a red flash of light. Waves of terror fill the sky, as voices are thrown into the air, gasping for meaning.  ... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by qxcontinuum 5 years ago
Fu**** humans
Comment icon #10 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 5 years ago
I have for several years now. It's difficult because you don't always know what it's in.

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