Use clear labeling of the use of unsustainable palm oil in products!
  • Petitioned Stop the use of unsustainable palm oil!

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Stop the use of unsustainable palm oil!

Use clear labeling of the use of unsustainable palm oil in products!

    1. Hannah Damerell Healy
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      Hannah Damerell Healy

      Penrith, Australia

Palm oil is an edible plant oil, high in saturated fats, that is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Indonesia and Malaysia account for 85% of global palm oil production and it is having devastating effects on both the environment and wildlife.

Palm oil is found in over 50% of products found in the supermarket but often is not labelled as palm oil and therefore misleading to consumers.

First, the forest is logged of all its precious hardwood timber; teak, ironwood, ebony, mahogany, sandalwood and over 70 other valuable species. The remaining trees, shrubs and debris are then set fire killing all wildlife that hasn't been lucky enough to flee the area.

Sadly this process is wiping out orangutans, they are being killed in the fires or the young are taken from their mothers to be sold or used as pets, and there mothers killed by the workers.

At present, 80 percent of the orangutan habitat has been altered or lost and on average, 50 orangutans are killed every single week.

An area of forest equal to 300 soccer fields is being destroyed every hour.

At the current rate of deforestation orangutans could be extinct in the wild in as little as 10 years.

With the proper labeling of Palm oil, consumers can push for a market of certified sustainable palm oil. This will mean controlled use of palm oil, re - planting, protection of the rainforest and no devastating effects on the environment and wildlife.

Sign this petition today if you want Sustainable Palm Oil manufacturing!

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics gathered from 'Say no to palm oil' and 'The Orangutan Project'.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. A chance to share this issue directly with the Australian PM Julia Gillard!

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    • Sonja Schenkel BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      i sign because i have seen it with my own eyes what human are doing to our precious wildlife, there is hardly any left everywhere you go for example malaysia all you see is planted palmtrees, farmers and sultans sold out jungle, trade it all for money without caring that there wont be any left in future it looks disgusting!

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    • Michelle Brownstein HENRIETTA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Orangs are noble, intelligent and caring animals...they are close to extinction..is a Brownie worth the death of this magnificent creature?? I think not!!!!

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    • Rebecca Congiu LISSONE, ITALY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Perché la deforestazione delle palme fa morire gli animali che hanno tutto il diritto di vivere come noi!!!

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    • angelo caci ROMA, ITALY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Why it is important for you? it's intuitive!!!

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    • Sime Validzic NOVI ZAGREB, CROATIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Oil palm plantations are responsible for the forceful eviction of indigenous people. It is unacceptable that palm oil is used in so many products that are labelled as cruelty-free or vegan, which are aimed at the ethical consumer. There is no reason for manufacturers not to use other oils, such as sunflower oil, instead. Palm oil is often simply labelled as "vegetable oil" and palm oil kernel is used to manufacture sodium laureth sulfate which is the main ingredient of almost all hair shampoos, shower gels and liquid soaps. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is not effective in protecting forests, orangutans and native people because it is not enforced. In addition to taking part in online campaigns, I have also written against the use of palm oil to manufacturers of biscuits and chocolates in Croatia (and against the sale and use of tropical timber to hardware suppliers and building companies).

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