What An Orangutan Says To This Little Girl Is A Message We All Need To Know About

I have to admit something: I LOVE orangutans. I have a picture of a baby one on my desktop right now. (So cute!) If I could have a conversation with an orangutan, I'd be in hog heaven. However, this particular conversation is way more important than it is cute.

What An Orangutan Says To This Little Girl Is A Message We All Need To Know About

Even though this isn't a real conversation, the message is true. Here is the important part at the end of the video:

"Orangutans can't speak for themselves, but if they could they would tell us that much of the palm oil used in America's snack food is being grown by cutting down rain forests that are orangutans only home. But we can stop it by telling brands that use palm oil there's a better way. We'll use our customer power to demand change, before it's too late. The power is in your palm."

You can help! Add your picture to this petition.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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