There a re animals died and hurt people are forced to work some enslaved this means no human rights. Palm oil, produced from the oil palm, is a basic source of income for many farmers in South East Asia, Central and West Africa, and Central America. It is locally used as a cooking oil, exported for use in many commercial food and personal care products and is converted into biofuel. It produces up to 10 times more oil per unit area than there will be no more oil if this keeps up.
The industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production. This large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to extinction, and findings show that if nothing changes species like the orangutan could become extinct in the wild within the next 5-10 years, and Sumatran tigers less than 3 years.
We want a better world. If we reduced the use of palm oil there could more rainforests left for our kids and their grandchildren and there would be less animalistic dieting.
The Stop excessive palm tree planting petition to To reduced palm oil was written by poppy and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.