Thursday, November 24, 2011

This is why I'm not buying any Christmas puddings or mince pies that contain palm or vebetable oil

Orang-utans killed for 'pest control'
Sydney Morning Herald.
November 24, 2011.

I guess it is at least a good thing that these Indonesian a***holes were arrested. I hope the authorities in Kalimantan stay on the job of properly enforcing the conservation laws of Indonesia, but for now I'm staying away from palm oil and all processed foods that do or might contain it as an ingredient.

This is a link to the recently-published research paper that was referred to in the SMH article. It appears to have roughly half of Indonesia's research scientists as co-authors:

Quantifying Killing of Orangutans and Human-Orangutan Conflict in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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