Monday, October 14, 2013

Video: Oranutan asks deaf girl for help in sign language

A group of environmental activists have put put a video showing a deaf girl using sign language with an orangutan. In the Rainforest Action Network video, 12-year-old Lena appears to be talking with Strawberry, Indonesian orangutan about the environment. The orangutan seems to warn her about how oil palm plantations are hurting the environment by tell her, "Your food is destroying my home." The Rainforest Action Network is going after several snack food companies that use palm oil and has created a photo petition here. A recent Reuters report suggested that oil palm can be made more biodiversity friendly according to experts. You can read that article here. Below you can see the Rainforest video for yourself.

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