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Orangutan attacks digger as it destroys forest

Posted on Sunday, 21 April, 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)

Tags: Orangutan, Forest

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by AllPossible on 21 April, 2019, 16:14
Sad actually... Imagine someone coming in your home and taking what they want while destroying it.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Susanc241 on 21 April, 2019, 16:46
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 on 21 April, 2019, 17:59
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 on 21 April, 2019, 22:27
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 on 22 April, 2019, 1:12
Humans are the worst kind of arseholes.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Unfortunately on 22 April, 2019, 10:14
Man, that's depressing on all kinds of levels. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Dark_Grey on 22 April, 2019, 18:28
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 on 23 April, 2019, 4:52
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.  When the mea... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by qxcontinuum on 27 April, 2019, 2:25
Fu**** humans
Comment icon #10 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 27 April, 2019, 2:30
I have for several years now. It's difficult because you don't always know what it's in.

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