Orangutan baby trade: an ex-smuggler reports!

A former orangutan smuggler, now working as an informer, tells how babies are torn by their mothers.

At least three orangutan babies are to be taken out of the jungle every week and transported mainly through Thailand to third countries, especially in the Middle East, where owning an exotic rainforest animal is a great status symbol.

Demand is always there, and what these babies experience is cruel.


“The demand is always there, they always want orangutans,” said the former smuggler.
“Every week, I’ve got at least three orangutans and given them to two women and one man. This demand was there every week. ”

A hunter receives about $ 50 to take a baby away from his mother, who is usually shot or beaten to death.

He talked about how the babies are hidden in their luggage and how they got hugs as a substitute for their mothers’ pillow.

“These government officials in Indonesia know very well what is going on.

They know who the hunters are, they know who the traders are, and without the help of the authorities, they would not take these animals out of the country.”

World trade in wildlife is evolving as the world of drug trafficking. Where they have money, they are covert … the profits are so high and the risks are so low that this business is an invitation to corruption!


For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/03/12/orangutan-baby-trade-an-ex-smuggler-reports/

My best regards to all, Venus


Brazil: an “accident” from the hands of criminals


In Brazil, once again, the dam of an iron ore mine is broken. On 25th January 2019, about 12 million tons of contaminated waste were dumped at the village of Brumadinho in the mountains from Minas Gerais valley downwards.

The mudslide caused at least 186 people to die, and another 122 people are still missing. The mining complex, housing estates, rivers and tropical vegetation are covered with toxic mud up to 15 meters high.


The dam failure was not an accident, but a serious crime against humans, nature and animals.

The operator of the iron ore mine is the Brazilian group Vale, the largest iron ore producer in the world.

With an annual production of over 430 million (2016) tons of iron ore, Brazil is the second most important global iron ore producer after Australia.

Those responsible for the disaster are not only in Brazil, but also in Germany.

The TÜV Süd, headquartered in Munich, Germany, had certified the dam of the sedimentation basin as safe in September 2018.

We experience it every day, with almost every message: a gangster group gives the hand to the other gangster group. Governments and industry are a bunch of corrupt psychopaths who stop at nothing.

Humans, nature and animals are the raw materials with which the billions are made.


Please sign the petition: https://www.regenwald.org/petitionen/1168/stoppt-die-giftschwemme-in-brasilien

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/03/12/brazil-an-accident-from-the-hands-of-criminals/

My best regards to all, Venus