An Orangutan Genocide Happening, And Nobody Seems To Know About It

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A product many have not even heard of is causing an apocalypse of sorts for the world’s orangutans. In Indonesia and Malaysia, rainforests are being slashed and burned at an alarming rate to make way for a third world cash crop: palm oil.

Palm oil has become almost ubiquitous in household products; it is used in instant ramen dishes, shampoo and conditioner, makeup and skin care products, chocolate-hazelnut spreads and nearly half of all packaged goods at any given supermarket. Many manufacturers have turned to palm oil because it is so cheap—until one factors in the cost to both human health (it is horrible for your heart), and the irreplaceable rainforests both our global ecosystem and the native orangutans depend upon.

To date, over 90 percent of orangutan habitat has already been destroyed. Additionally, smoke and debris from the fires are causing further damage to our primate relatives.

“The problem with fire and smoke is absolutely dire,” said Lis Key, International Animal Rescue’s communications manager in a Takepart interview. “Wild orangutans and orangutans in centers like ours are badly affected by the smoke. Some suffer upper respiratory tract infections, which can even prove fatal. Some of the babies we’ve taken in recently have been suffering not only from dehydration and malnourishment through lack of food but also breathing problems from the polluted air.”

One must wonder if a lower price point is worth the suffering and even possible extinction of living beings.

Luckily, it is not game over for orangutans yet, and there are steps we can all take, right now: boycott products or companies that use non-sustainable palm oil, write to companies that make products you use with this ingredient and tell them you won’t support unsustainable palm oil, educate friends and family and click here. A different ending to this story may yet be possible.

Source

 http://anonhq.com/an-orangutan-genocide-happening-and-nobody-seems-to-know-about-it/

2 thoughts on “An Orangutan Genocide Happening, And Nobody Seems To Know About It

  1. Jack Hanna – have you seen him on David Letterman show – he & his family & people do a lot about bringing awareness to the world. Jack Hanna had a better website than he has today.

  2. How many year ago was it that Nestle dressed white women in a nursing outfit & paid them to convince the indigenous Mothers in Africa to stop breast feeding & use their formula ?
    1977
    These women has no access to water, except a muddy puddle & certainly no sterilization facilities, but worse that that, they had almost no money to purchase the formula that their baby needed to be fed sufficiently, so they would water down the fromula & as a result, whole generation of black African babies, either died, or grew up retarded & disabled.
    My friends & I do not buy Nestle products since then, but Boycott Nestle is a glonal action against them & the bastards are still there today.
    To boycott is not enough – they laugh in out face.

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