Stop Conflict Palm Oil Being Imported Into Australia

Stop Conflict Palm Oil Being Imported Into Australia

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Conflict palm oil kills.

Five thousand critically endangered orangutans are being killed every year.

An area equivalent to 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production.

If this extent of deforestation continues, orangutans will be extinct in the wild within the next 5 to 10 years.

These creatures are suffering at the hands of these ignorant companies, who don't clearly label their packaging e.g. Vegetable Oil, Vegetable Fat, Palm Kernel, Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Fruit Oil, Palmate, Palmitate, Palmolein, Glyceryl, Stearate and Stearic Acid - it all stands for palm oil.

Palm oil can be found in lipstick, pizza dough, instant noodles, shampoo, ice-cream, detergent, margarine, chocolate, cookies, biodiesel, soap and packaged bread, but why? Why do companies choose to use unsustainable palm oil instead of sustainable palm oil, or better yet, sunflower oil or olive oil? Because it's a cheaper way to improve their product and make more money. By buying these products you are supporting the rights these companies don't have to be killing and destroying animals and forests.

I started this petition because I am one of the new generations who believe that unsustainable palm oil should be stopped. We have no right to go around destroying animals homes for our benefits, how would you like it if you were in their shoes? Imagine, you've gone out and left your family at home to perhaps have gone to get food for them. As you're wandering around the beautiful forest in which you live, it begins to get extremely hot, you hear the crackling of flames in the distance. So you sprint, as fast as you can, through the forest and back to the safe place you call home. But alas there is nothing there, you find the burnt and beaten remains of your husband or wife but your children are nowhere to be seen. You cry out, "Why is this happening?" "What have we done to deserve this?"The answer is nothing, they have done nothing to deserve this torment and torture, but yet we still give it to them and in the worst ways possible.

Just think about this, most of the Sumatran animals are already critically endangered or on the brink of extinction, help us save the beautiful forests and creatures of this world and bring palm oil to an end for our future generations in hope that they might be able to witness these beautiful creatures not only in zoos but amongst their own habitat.

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