First, their forest is cut down. Then when the hungry orangutans come searching for food in the village they are beaten?
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Orangutans are tied to the ground as villagers look on in Sungai Pinyuh, Indonesia's West Kalimantan province, November 22, 2010. The primates were captured as they came to the village to look for food and were beaten, resulting to the death of one orangutan, according to a villager. Rainforests cover 60 percent of Indonesia, and yet the country is one of the world's leading emitters of the greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. The reason is that Indonesia also has one of the planet's fastest rates of deforestation. Deforestation is destroying the natural habitats of the primate and driving them out of forests.