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Demand the labeling of palm oil in cosmetic products
Petition Background (Preamble):
The palm oil industry is responsible for destroying thousands of acres of deforestation in other countries. Currently 300 football fields are destroyed in south east Asia every hour for palm oil. And it's not just the vegetation that is being affected! The animals that rely on the forest (such as orangutans) are affected, many orangutans have no place to go when the forest is destroyed. 20 years ago their were more than 300,000 Bornean orangutans in the wild, now their are less than 45,000 in the wild. Orangutans only give birth once in 6 - 10 years therefore it is hard for them to breed as much as they are dying out due to deforestation.
Please go to http://www.wspa.org.uk/wspaswork/orangutans/ for more information on orangutans.
But worst of all the industry does not even label palm oil! Most palm oil is labeled as vegetable oil, therefore many people are unaware that it is in their shopping products. This is taking away our freedom to know what exactly goes into our cosmetics, it takes away are choice of whether or not to use palm oil! This is wrong, they should label palm oil and deliberately point out if it is palm oil free!
They should be easily labeled and visible so that people have the choice to choose whether or not to use palm oil, whether it be in cosmetics, cleaning products or health and hygiene products.
The Demand the labeling of palm oil in cosmetic products petition to Sumatran orangutan society was written by Rebecca and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: palm, oil, palm oil, animal, welfare, vegetable, orangutan, sumatran, society, bornea, cosmetics, health, hygiene, uk, petition, wspa, deforestation