If You Have A Heart Then You Can’t Ignore This Post, The Whole World Needs To Know What’s Happening!
Thanks to a cheap cooking oil that we can find in our grocery store products everyday, a primate genocide and ecological catastrophe on an industrial scale is happening in some of the most crucial, fragile and diverse ecological habitats in the world.
Palm oil is cheap and it’s a common ingredient in lots of foods and household products, but just like with everything else that’s ‘cheap’- it comes at a horrible cost.
Huge areas of unspoiled rain forest are bulldozed to the ground each and every minute to make way for palm oil plantations in countries like Borneo, Sumatra, Indonesia and Malaysia.
This deforesting operation is being done on a scale and speed that is unbelievably staggering.
It’s appallingly apparent that the people managing the palm oil business and the workers who are carrying out the actual clearing of the forest have zero regard for the fact that they’re destroying the abundant and endangered wildlife that calls the forests home.
As a matter of fact the deforestation workers are instructed to get rid of any wildlife that happens to get in the way- and it doesn’t matter how inhumanely they complete this task- including running over orangutans with their logging trucks.
Because of forests being cleared to make way for palm oil plantations, in just the last 20 years 90% of orangutan habitat has been obliterated. That’s a difficult reality to let sink in.
If this kind of deforestation continues at the pace it’s happening at now, orangutans could face extinction in the wild in 2016, and the jungle habitat that they call home could be entirely gone within 20 years.
If the information above has made you angry, good! It very well should! However, there is something that we can do to make sure that a disaster such as this never happens!
And it’s an easy fix! All we have to do is stop buying products that contain palm oil as an ingredient, and this will help reduce the insane demand for this incredibly unsustainable product.
Palm oil is found in many of the products that we use every day – from breadsticks to anti-dandruff shampoos (you know which one) – so for goodness sake, please check the label each and every time you buy, particularly if the products you buy come from the big ‘discount’ supermarkets where supplier corners are cut.
Palm oil isn’t even a healthy product to consume – it’s terrible for the heart!
It would also help tremendously if you would write to companies and stores who source or sell palm oil and tell them that you plan to boycott their products if they don’t pledge to eliminate palm oil from their source chain and products.
And lastly, please make sure to ‘SHARE‘ this post with everyone and tell them to share as well!
Let’s help spread the word about this important and horrific ecological disaster to the world!