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Petitioning ClearCast, Ofcom , Greenpeace UK

Release Iceland’s banned Christmas advert on TV #NoPalmOilChristmas

Iceland released a Christmas advert today highlighting the devastation caused by palm oil products. It was a beautiful and important message. But the tv regulators have banned the advert, for being too political! Palm oil is a product that can be found in everything from shampoos and detergents to sandwiches and biscuits.. It’s one of the most environmentally-damaging industries, and each day 25 orangutans are killed. It’s production wipes out rainforests and wildlife, driving animals like the orangutan into extinction. As a father of three who thinks this ad would help educate people about how their products are killing orangutans and their homes, I feel banning this advert is an injustice. The body that stopped the advert being broadcasted, Clearcast, say that the ad breaches it’s political rules. The ad holds an important message - one that is emotional, touching and helps to spread a message about saving the environment and so must be broadcasted. If you haven’t watched it, you can find it here. It’s so powerful. Please sign this petition if you too believe the ban should be overturned so that this ad can be on TV screens at Christmas. #NoPalmOilChristmas#SaveTheOrangutans  Thank you for supporting the campaign! Mark @_mark_topps   Campaign Features: The Independent: The Guardian:   The Mirror: This Insider: CNN: Manchester Evening News:  The Metro: Sky News:  The Daily Mail: LBC: Good Housekeeping: OK Magazine: The Sun: Express: The Times:  And so so so many more!

Mark Topps
1,082,664 supporters
Petitioning ClearCast , Ofcom

Zeigt die verbotene Weihnachts-Werbung im britischen Fernsehen #NoPalmOilChristmas

EN / DE Die britische Supermarktkette Iceland Foods hat einen Werbespot für Weihnachten veröffentlicht, der die Umweltzerstörung durch Palmöl-Produkte aufzeigt. Dies war eine wunderschöne und wichtige Nachricht - aber die TV-Regulationsbehörde in Großbritannien hat den Spot verboten, weil er zu politisch sei!   Palmöl ist ein Produkt, das überall drinsteckt, von Shampoos und Waschmittel bis zu Sandwiches und Keksen. Die Palmöl-Industrie ist eine der umweltschädlichsten - und jeden Tag werden 25 Orang Utans getötet. Die Produktion vernichtet Regenwälder und Wildtiere, die wie die Orang Utans zum Aussterben gebracht werden. Als Vater dreier Kinder und in dem Glauben, dass ein solcher Werbespot die Menschen darüber aufklärt, wie ihre Produkte Orang Utans und ihr Zuhause zerstören, sehe ich das Verbot der Werbung als ungerecht an. Die Einrichtung, die die Übertragung des Werbespots verboten hat, Clearcast, behauptet dieser breche deren politische Regeln. Die Werbung übermittelt eine wichtige Nachricht - eine emotionale Nachricht, die berührt und hilft, die Umwelt zu schützen. Deshalb muss der Werbespot übertragen werden. Falls Sie den Spot noch nicht gesehen haben, finden Sie ihn hier (auf Englisch). Er ist wirklich stark. Bitte unterschreiben Sie diese Petition, wenn Sie auch daran glauben, dass das Verbot aufgehoben werden muss, so dass der Werbespot an Weihnachten in Großbritannien gezeigt werden darf. #NoPalmOilChristmas#SaveTheOrangutans Vielen Dank, dass Sie diese Kampagne unterstützen! Mark@_mark_topps 

Mark Topps
1,082,664 supporters
Petitioning Advertising Standards Authority, Clearcast

Unban Iceland's 2018 Christmas Advert on Palm Oil.

You can watch Iceland's Christmas 2018 Advert here. "You won’t see our Christmas advert on TV this year, because it was banned. But we want to share Rang-tan’s story with you this Christmas. Will you help us tell the story?" Iceland released an advert to their social medias, including Facebook, on focusing on the disastrous effects Palm Oil has on our forests and those who inhabit them. Advertising regulators deemed the advert to be too "political" in nature, and was not allowed to be broadcast on television. This advert focused on a very important topic in this day and age where we are trying to tackle various difficulties such as plastics, deforestation and many other tragic subjects that so many of us are unaware of. Adverts such as these help to shine a light on scenarios that many are not aware of.Unban Iceland's Christmas 2018 advert so that people may make a decision for themselves. Here is a statement from Iceland regarding this advert."The advert wasn’t approved by advertising regulators as it was seen to be in support of a political issue. The production and widespread usage of palm oil is a complex and sometimes controversial matter. However, it was never our intention to use our Christmas advert to support a political campaign – rather to raise awareness and solidify our position on not using palm oil in food production." #NoPalmOilChristmas

Adam Sklar
37,301 supporters
Release Iceland’s banned Christmas advert on TV #NoPalmOilChristmas

The Iceland/Greenpeace ad has struck a chord with many people in the UK and beyond as is clear from the number of signatures on this petition. It carries an important message and communicates it in a compelling way. We recognise that over 700,000 people have signed this petition and that, like Mark Topps, they believe that this is an important issue and would like the ad to be seen on television. However, the large number of signatures on the petition unfortunately does not change the legal position. Under broadcasting law, Clearcast and the broadcasters need to establish Greenpeace is not a political advertiser before we clear the ad. As you would expect, we don’t make arbitrary decisions on that and rely on advertisers to provide the information we need to help us make the decision. We haven’t received this from Greenpeace, and until we do, and are sure that Greenpeace does not count as a political organisation, we will be unable to clear the ad. We have cleared a number of ads for environmental organisations. For example, most recently the World Wide Fund For Nature’s “For your world” campaign but also Friends of the Earth, RSPCA and RSPB. All of these organisations have gone through the same process and demonstrated to us that they are not political advertisers under the definitions of the code. Clearcast’s full response to the Iceland ad petition can be found on our website below.

4 years ago