The palm oil industry has over decades killed tens of thousands of orangutans and millions of other animals.
This must stop now, while there are still some orangutans left.
Between 3000-5000 orangutans have been killed annually for the past 25 years.
Some companies have a “NO KILL” , but many still do not. We need to reverse this situation – and very quickly.
A good start will be to persuade the Malaysia Palm Oil Council (MPOC) to adopt a “NO KILL” policy. The council represents a very large number of palm oil companies, many with plantations etc in Indonesia where most of the killing takes place.
YOU have an opportunity right now, while it is fresh in your mind, to express to the palm oil industry your disgust at the killing and demand palm oil companies implement and enforce a ‘NO KILL’ policy immediately.
Will YOU please now sign the petition? When you do the letter is automatically sent to the MPOC and others. This is YOUR chance to be part of the solution.
Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Council
2nd. Floor, Wisma Sawit,
Lot 6, SS6, Jalan Perbandaran,
47301 Kelana Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Dear Dr Yusof Basiron,
I am writing to ask if the MPOC will please implement and enforce a ‘NO KILL’ policy in both Malaysia and Indonesia, thus safeguarding wildlife in general and orangutans in particular?
My understanding is, the MPOC claim never to harm orangutans and other wildlife, so all I am asking is for the
MPOC to make this a formal and public policy. This is a reasonable request isn’t it Dr. Basiron? It also makes good business sense doesn’t it?
The last thing both the palm oil industry and me want is for another case like the one recently in Kalimantan, whereby a Malaysian owned palm oil company is alleged to have ordered the massacre of 20 orangutans as well as other wildlife.
The prominent Malaysian based TSH Resources Berhad palm oil company already have a ‘NO KILL’ voluntarily policy in place, as well as monitoring systems to ensure it is adhered to locally.
As you will know, within Indonesia recently two palm oil companies, both subsidiaries of the Sinar Mas Group, have signed up to a ‘‘NO KILL’ “zero tolerance” policy towards the harassment and/or killing of species protected under Indonesian law.
With 3000-5000 orangutans being killed every year, all illegally, there’s no time to lose is there Dr. Basiron? A statement endorsing a ‘NO KILL’ policy from the MPOC and its members would go a very long way towards saving the orangutan and other protected species from extinction wouldn’t it?
There really is no downside to such a policy from the MPOC, is there?
I very much look forward to hearing from you soon.
A Concerned Conservationist