An orangutan died after being found on a palm oil plantation in Borneo with 40 air rifle pellets in her body.

She was found inside a palm oil plantation in the Central Kalimantan province, the third largest province in Indonesia that’s covered in dense tropical rainforest and peatland swamps, and internationally acknowledged as a sanctuary for the endangered orangutan.

It’s a sanctuary no longer. As corporations move in to transform the lush forest into an oil palm monoculture, they are displacing people and now, murdering the endangered animals who call the rainforest home.

Her right upper leg was also broken and maggots were found inside her open wounds. A team of medics tried to save her life but tragically, she couldn’t hold on.

This orangutan died because of the relentless greed of massive corporations, who will grow, trade, and buy the cheapest palm oil possible in order to boost their profits, illegally clearcutting paradise as they do it.

We know we can stop these corporations, because we’ve already pushed global giants like Kellogg’s, Krispy Kreme, McDonalds and many more to stop destroying the rainforest. We’re getting ready to scale up our efforts and win against even more companies in 2016, but we need your help to do it.

Please, chip in now and support our palm oil campaign. We must put an end to this devastation.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: action.sumofus.org

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