Save the Orangutans, Ditch Candy!

Did you know that orangutans are being killed to make your Halloween candy?!?!?!?

I was shocked!!!! Some of you keep up with the orangutan news so you may already know this.

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Palm oil, used in lots of popular candy, is produced by destroying the rainforest where orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and rhinos live.  Well, needless to say, it’s very UNNECESSARY!

If we don’t stop destroying the Borneo (South East Asia) and Sumatra (western Indonesia) rainforests, in less than a decade, orangutans will be extinct. 😦 How sad.  They are so adorable and innocent!

What YOU Can Do:

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Sit there and consume more candy. You don’t like orangutans anyway. (BOO! to this option)

 

– Contact your favorite candy companies and ask them to use sustainable palm oil or other oils which do not harm the rainforest. (Yes! Great idea!!!)

 

On another note, palm oil production in Borneo and Sumatra also produces green house gases at a rate third only to the US and China.

 

I know what you’re thinking…”I WANT CANDY WITHOUT PALM OIL!”

Well, my dear bloggies, you will be pleased to know that the following treats do not have palm oil:

Reese’s, Whoppers, M & Ms, Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Roll Pops, Junior Mints, Blow Pop, Teddy Grahams, Kisses, Yorks, Mounds Bars.

(Disclaimer: Enjoy responsibly.)

Company Contact Information:

             PO Box 810   100 Crystal A Drive    Hershey, PA 17033

  • Mars (Mars.com) — Paul S. Michaels, President & CEO

              6885 Elm Street      McLean, VA 22101

              800 North Brand Blvd.    Glendale, CA 91203

 

 I am going to work on writing my letter and will mail it out by the end of the week! Who’s with me?!

 

For more information on palm oil production’s dangers and what we can do about it, here are some helpful web sites:

Center for Science in the Public Interest

 

Orangutan Guerrillas Fight Palm Oil in Borneo

 

Watch a video showing what palm oil production does to orangutan habitat.

 

Message brought to you by KOOL (Kids Orangutan Outreach League)

 

So, will you voice your opinion? What do you think about this situation? Did you already know?

What will you write to the companies? 

 

Share this on your blog. Do it for the orangutans!

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November 2, 2009. Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Orangutan Outreach replied:

    Hi!
    Check out the Orangutan Outreach Orangutan-Safe, Palm Oil-Free Candy and Snack list:
    http://redapes.org/zoos/halloween-candy-snack-guide-2009/

    Halloween may be over, but orangutans need out help more than ever!

    Reach out and save the orangutans!
    Orangutan Outreach
    redapes.org

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