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The piece for Wed., April 26th, is about an orangutang sanctuary (Indonesia).

The “quandary” involves how we come to economic decisions based on comparative results of profit-oriented activity compared to conservation activities, like saving the rain forest (from…). How to balance those two sides? The orangutang sanctuary is operated by someone connected to the capitalist company that is also part of the destruction of the orangutang’s native habitat. But why would a profit-seeking company practice conservation?

What profit is there in taking care of orangutangs? They sell palm oil, apparently. The only way to fix the problem would involve the entire problem, itself. So, can we alter overall demand for palm oil?


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