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Originally posted by dooglemire
Why are all you guys calling these dolphins whaen they are WHALES kind of makes your comments seem a bit irrelevant when you cant even get the animal right!
It's burning season on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where vast tracts of vegetation are being torched and clear-felled to meet the soaring global demand for palm oil. The pace is especially frenzied in the peat swamp forests of the Tripa region, one of the final refuges of the critically endangered orang-utan – and a company owned by one of Britain's most venerable trading groups is among those leading the destructive charge.
Prized for its productiveness and versatility, palm oil is used in everything from lipstick and detergent to chocolate, crisps and biofuels. Indonesia and Malaysia are the world's biggest palm oil producers – but they also shelter the last remaining orang-utans, found only on Sumatra and Borneo islands in the same lowland forests that are being razed to make way for massive plantations
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Originally posted by Missing Blue Sky
Man hath dominion over creation. Let man provide for his family from that creation. This is their tradition, they do it once a year. I see no difference with this and fishing. It provides whale meat for the whole community and no one profits. I think it is altruistic and good. The human being is designed and meant to be this way...look at our teeth, we do not have the teeth of herbaviores.