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Every year, as a direct result of deforestation for palm oil, approximately 6,000 orangutans are killed. Not only is the ingredient (which is common in household products) devastating animals’ natural habitats, it is polluting the environment. Activists aren’t the only people distraught by this fact. Orangutans and other animals who are being forced from their homes are also less than pleased by humanity’s rampant greed. This was made evident when International Animal Rescue captured footage of an orangutan attempting to defend his home from loggers.
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As The Independent reports, the footage was captured in 2013 but was only recently released. The short clip shows a distraught orangutan walking toward a bulldozer which is destroying his habitat in the Sungai Putri forest in Borneo, Indonesia. After slapping the machine’s bucket, he frantically tries to escape.