Saturday, March 15, 2014

Video - The Slaughter of Orangutans for Palm Oil



This video chronicles the heartrending story of Orangutans who are being wiped out so that Procter & Gamble (P&G) can expand palm plantations in Indonesia. We cannot claim to be civilized let alone sustainable when we decimate the habitats of other species. It is unconscionable that we destroy the homes of orangutans, elephants and tigers among other species, just to grow palm trees used in shampoos and other household products. Even worse is the fact that orangutans are being murdered by workers in palm oil plantations.

Irresponsible suppliers of palm oil must be eradicated from supply chains altogether in favor of reputable suppliers who have taken demonstrated steps toward sustainable harvest. Thankfully, there are sustainable palm oil plantation solutions.

A growing number of consumers and businesses are looking to ensure that the palm oil they use is sourced from sustainable palm oil plantations. Here is a short list of big corporations which have already taken steps to source sustainable palm oil: L’Oreal, Nestle, Unilever, General Mills, Colgate-Palmolive and Mars.

For a more complete summary see the Union of Concern Scientists' palm oil scorecard of consumer brands.

To help save the orangutans and other wildlife share this video as widely as possible. Find out more about how you can help save Orangutans and sign the petitions below:

Orang Utan Republik Foundation
Rainforest Trust
SOS Sumatra Orangutan Society
The Petition - Man Of The Forest
Save the Orangutans - The Petition Site
SAVE OUR ORANGUTANS FROM EXTINCTION - Petition
Petition to The Indonesian Government · Save the Orangutans and Stop the Indonesian Palm Oil Exploitation
Petition | STOP KILLING ORANGUTANS | Change.org
Petition | STOP THE GENOCIDE OF ORANGUTANS | Change.org
Petition | Save Orangutans! | Change.org
Petition | Save Borneo and its orangutans for God's Sake! | Change.org
Petition | Palm Oil Industry: STOP THE TORTURE AND KILLING OF ORANGUTAN
Greenpeace Petition to Save the Forests

Related
Palm Oil's Environmental Impacts: Solutions to Deforestation and Methane Emissions
Video - The Slaughter of Orangutans for Palm Oil
Proctor & Gamble's Sustainability Journey
Campaign Succeeds in Pressuring P&G into Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil

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