Flourishing Pet Trade Threatens Orangutans' Survival

"Having a pet orangutan is a status symbol," I was told by my Indonesian friend Ria, who lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital. Doesn't matter if the animal lives in a small, dirty cage behind the house, which most do; it's still a social asset to have one. Image: Chris Shepherd via TRAFFIC ...more
That is so sad :(more
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