ORIGINAL: Occupy The Environment
Orangutans are being wiped out today, right now. We unwittingly buy packaged foods, body products, even 'vegan' alternatives, many with palm oil in them. Giant American, European and Asian corporations ply us with junk food, lotions, shampoo, toothpaste, cooking oil, drinks, ice cream, cosmetics ... products with a mostly unseen story.
Watch the VIDEO from which this screen capture was taken
If we don't speak for Orangutans (and Sumatran tigers and pygmy elephants) being burnt, poisoned, shot and hacked to death, with infants torn away from the mothers' dead bodies to be sold off as pets...who will?
For what? A cheap, unhealthy oil that fills our food supply and daily products thanks to morally bankrupt men and women at egregious corporations with dollar signs in their eyes.
We have ALL been made complicit in an insane rampage of murder, unthinkable torture and ecological destruction ... without our knowledge or consent.
Change starts with you. Become aware of this crop. It's in the toothpaste you used this morning, and the lunch you had later. Spread knowledge. And one day the governments and corporations of the world will have to listen to the higher morals of a conscious world.
See another poster here, for the 30 or so names palm oil masquerades under on our grocery and fashion products.
What happens to orangutans when the forest is taken away from them? -- Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)
Products that use palm oil
Problem with Palm Oil - RAN factsheet
The Bornean and Sumatran Orangutan .. is the face of the demise we are bringing upon our planet.
Corporations don't listen. Governments don't listen. Money is king. However, never underestimate the power of a citizenry's heart. It can't let Orangutans be tortured, murdered, and extinguished in this smart age we live in, for it is, and will be, a colossal indictment of the human spirit.
We have made the mistake of buying products from mega giant corporations ... without knowledge of the unseen horror. We have been made complicit in this mass murder ... secretly. We are emasculated and impotent at the feet of the rich and powerful. We have not petitioned our governments. We've been asleep. We can't turn a blind eye anymore to this genocide in the 21st century.