Palm Oil Destroys the Rain Forest

  • by: Patricia Tillman
  • recipient: Pepsico, Mc Donalds, Starbucks, Kraft, Heinz, Clorox, Estee Lauder, Burger King, Domino's,

My name is Salem, I am an 11 year old girl who loves animals, I am asking on their behalf that you please STOP supporting companies that use palm oil.

Companies such as Kraft, PepsiCo, Heinz, Clorox, Estée Lauder, Burger King, Mc Donalds, Domino's, and Starbucks are destroying animal habitats as well as injuring and killing many animals in their quest for palm oil.

I feel it's wrong that these companies, like PepsiCo, just walk into these animals homes and destroy their habitat; cutting down trees and not even thinking about the thousands of animals they've killed or left orphaned.

Many amazing creatures like orangutans, Sumatran Elephants, Bornean Pygmy Elephants, Sumatran Rhinos, and the Sumatran Tiger are all on the verge of extinction because of these selfish and heartless companies. 90% of orangutan habitat has been destroyed in the past 20 years to make room for palm oil production, resulting in 1000-5000 orangutans killed each year. There are less than 80,000 orangutans left in the wild, at this pace in 5-10 years orangutans will be extinct; as well as the Sumatran Tiger and many other mammals.

It would be a shame to visit Malaysia and not see a Sumatran Tiger swimming in the river or visit Borneo and not see Orangutans playing in the trees. What if one day the little birds who greet you in the morning were to disappear? Or the birds you see on the way to school/work, what about them, how would you feel if they all disappeared as well?

Well that is exactly what is happening in places like Borneo, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Orangutans, tigers, gorillas, elephants, and many more animals are all suffering and on the verge of extinction for the sole purpose of harvesting palm oil! It makes me sad and angry that these corporations show lack of respect and compassion for these precious and innocent animals when there are other alternatives for palm oil.

Every little thing we do affects what happens to these majestic creatures who have done absolutely nothing wrong to be treated so cruelly! Please show compassion and choose products that don't contain palm oil and urge others to do the same.

Although palm oil is a cheap vegetable oil used in many products from food to cosmetics, it comes at a high price and with severe consequences! Please stand with me and boycott companies that use palm oil like PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Kraft and urge major corporations to change their ways!

Say "NO" to palm oil, be the voice of these precious creatures!!!

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