Thousands of primates are going to die because some people are aiming to destroy some of the world's most diverse and critical habitats. We are currently facing another hideous genocide.
The reason why they are killing the primates? It's called palm oil and it is an ingredient found in products we use everyday like breadsticks, shampoos, toothpaste and chocolate.
What makes palm oil preferable is the fact that it is really cheap. However, people should know that its cost is far more "expensive"; the lives of primates are stolen in the name of cheapness.
What is actually happening is that vast expanses of untouched rainforests in countries like Borneo, Sumatra, Indonesia and Malasia are being destroyed and levelled, at a scale and speed which is horrifying. The purpose is called "palm oil plantations".
The thing is that once again we understand who always are the victims of a genocide. It's those who are weaker even if we are talking about people or wild animals. These victims are just paying the price while the large companies don't even care about the crimes they are committing by destroying wildlife.
Deforestation workers are obliged to destroy any wildlife which stands in their way, even if that's completely cruel and inhuman. Tragically, this involved running over orangutans with logging trucks. In the past 20 years, 90% of the orangutan habitat has been destroyed.
These pictures are telling the truth - it's a harsh truth that we are afraid to know, but we should be aware of these crimes and do something about it.
If the killing of the wildlife lasts, many wild animals may soon be extinct, such as the orangutans. This could lead to tragic consequences to our climate due to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It something that affects us too, it's the chain of life and we shouldn't ignore that!
What one could do to help is to simply stop buying products that include palm oil. It's the simplest way to fight against something, but it can be really powerful if it is massive.
Don't hesitate; palm oil is actually harmful for your heart too.
Help the planet by helping yourself too. That's the power of humanity.
If the demand for these product reduces, and the companies recognise the boycott (try writing a letter to them explaining why you’ve stopped using the product), then they will be left with no choice but to either stop the use of palm oil in their products, or begin producing it in a sustainable system.
Some companies have already made the switch to sustainability, and it’s about time everyone else did too.
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