American writer Sam Simon, who made a fortune as co-creator of TV's 'The Simpsons', is giving away untold millions as he battles terminal colon cancer. The nine-time Emmy-winning writer-producer, 58, says he is using his wealth to, among other causes, help the animal rights organisation PETA, as well as to shut down unscrupulous private zoos, fund a dog-rescue haven, and fight hunger.
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These heartbreaking photographs show the rescue of starving orangutans from their former home in a Borneo rainforest. Although strictly speaking, their forest lair was no longer a forest at all — the trees had been razed for a palm oil plantation. The orangutans had been eating bark to survive and were found hiding or clinging to a remaining tree as the last bulldozer approached.