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Ban Palm Oil in Australia

Petition published by Matt Leach on Apr 12, 2012
2652 Signatures 
Target: All Australian Politicians
Region: Australia

Petition Background (Preamble):

The issue of palm oil plantations displacing and killing orangutans and tigers, as well as other forest dwelling creatures, and the displacing forest communities through removing their food source, and utterly devastating vast tracts of biodiverse jungle in and around Sumatra has been at the forefront of environmental issues for quite some time.

However, following the apparently intentional forest fires in late March 2012 by the palm oil companies, which is believed to have killed hundreds of orangutans and countless other creatures, it is time to enact an immediate blanket ban on the import of palm oil, and the import of products containing palm oil, and use of palm oil in domestically produced products in Australia, as well as mandatory labelling.

Petition:

Greetings,

The Australian Federal Government have not only the means, but a duty to help save the lives of what remains of the orangutans and Sumatran tigers, and to preserve the incredible biodiversity of the native forests, and the culture of the forest dwelling communities.

Palm oil firms are destroying a precious natural wonder and pushing two incredible species rapidly toward extinction for nothing more than profit.

Economics is nothing in the face of extinction.

This petition will be sent to every single contactable member of the Liberal Party, Labor Party, and The Greens, and numerous other smaller parties.

This is not a plutocracy, and as such you must adhere to the will of the people, and the people demand an end to this pointless destruction.

Following the apparently intentional forest fires in late March 2012 by the palm oil companies, which is believed to have killed hundreds of orangutans and countless other creatures, it is time to enact an immediate blanket ban on the import of palm oil, and the import of products containing palm oil, and use of palm oil in domestically produced products in Australia, as well as mandatory labelling.

Sincerely,

The Ban Palm Oil in Australia petition to All Australian Politicians was written by Matt Leach and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ,

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