All About Palm Oil
We as CONSUMERS have a CHOICE of how we spend our money and the PRODUCTS we select. We have a choice of soaps, shampoos, laundry detergent, baked goods, protein bars, cookies, toothpaste, etc. But most of these products I mentioned have PALM OIL. Our shirt expresses one's opposition to PALM OIL and CHOOSES ORANGUTANS. Please consider buying one of our eco conscious shirts and spread awareness.
The Truth About Palm Oil
Palm Oil is a vegetable oil from the palm fruit that is high in saturated fact and only grows in tropical lands. It is originally from a seed of a plant and usually red, but when it is refined it becomes colorless. It is used in food manufacturing, beauty products, household goods, and biofuel. It helps products keep a longer shelf life.
Harvesting Palm Oil
Harvesting of palm oil contributes to global deforestation and habitat loss for 8 of the most vulnerable animals, and primarily orangutans.
Animals Being Hurt By Palm Oil
These animals include the tiger, the rhino, the Asian elephant, the sun bear, the clouded leopard, the proboscis monkey, and the gibbon. There are less than 70,000 orangutans left. 90% of the forest has been cleared by these companies. Please do your research on what products to buy that do not have palm oil in it. We must do something as consumers to help animals.
Organizations Helping Orangutans
Orang Utan Republik, Orangutan Foundation International, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, International Animal Rescue, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, Borneo Nature Foundation, Cikananga Wildlife Center, The Australian Orangutan Project, World Wildlife Fund