If you have a heart please don't ignore this post - we need to let the whole world know what's happening. Boycott palm oil products now. Please donate to the campaign. Because of forest clearing for palm oil, in just the last 20 years 90% of orangutan habitat has already been destroyed. If deforestation continues at this pace, orangutans could be extinct in the wild as early as 2015, and their jungle habitat could be completely gone in 20 years from now. Donate at https://orangutanproject.worldsecuresystems.com/how-to-help/donate
A primate genocide and ecological
catastrophe on an industrial scale
is occurring in
some of the most valuable, sensitive and diverse ecological habitats on Earth –
all thanks to a cheap cooking oil we find in our supermarket products
Palm oil is a cheap and common ingredient in many foods and household
products, but as with everything apparently ‘cheap’ – it comes at a terrible
cost. Vast swathes of pristine rainforest are razed to the ground every minute
to clear the way for palm oil plantations in countries such a Borneo, Sumatra,
Indonesia and Malaysia. The scale and speed of this deforesting
operation is staggering.
It tragically appears those people who are managing the palm oil business and
the workers carrying out the forest clearing work do not care if they destroy
the abundant and endangered wildlife that lives in the forests. In fact
deforestation workers are told to dispose of any wildlife that gets in the way –
no matter how inhumanely – which includes running over orangutans with logging
Because of forest clearing for palm oil, in just the
last 20 years 90% of orangutan habitat has already been
destroyed. It’s a difficult reality to let sink in.
If deforestation continues at this pace, orangutans could be extinct in the
wild as early as 2015, and their jungle habitat could be completely gone in 20
years from now.
If this information makes you angry it should – but there is something we can
do to help stop this disaster. It’s as easy as stop buying products with palm
oil as an ingredient, and help reduce the insane demand for this massively
Palm oil is found in loads of everyday products – from breadsticks to anti-dandruff shampoos (you know the one) – so please check the label every time you buy, especially if the products come from the big ‘discount’ supermarkets where supplier corners are cut.
Palm oil is not even healthy food for you – it’s bad for the heart. You could also help greatly by writing to companies and stores who source or sell palm oil and indicate you will boycott their products unless they pledge to eliminate palm oil from their source chain and products.
Finally please share this post widely to help spread the
word about this urgent and terrible ecological disaster across the
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Sun, 2015-11-08 11:03
Humans are cruel and callous
Sun, 2015-11-08 12:07
To avoid palm oil need to avoid industrially processed items
Because palm oil is 'everywhere' in packaged products in supermarkets, it seems that avoiding it requires a systemic approach. The only way I can think of doing this is to stick with fresh food and check what oils I use. Products like soaps, shampoos, dish and clothes-washing detergents also require scrutiny.
I know there are lists of products containing palm oil around, but it would be simpler to list the few products that do not contain palm oil. If anyone wanted to do this, I would be happy to publish it.
Sun, 2015-11-08 12:13
List of palm oil free products
The list exists at http://www.orangutans.com.au/manager/files/palm%20oil%20free%20list_240715.pdf
Although not exhaustive, it contains a good range of products if you are into processed food, plus some alternative washing products. Please pass it round.
Sun, 2015-11-08 15:25
Extremely distressing photos
Sun, 2015-11-08 18:20
Psychopathic lawmakers allow palm oil out of control