Killing orangutans for shampoo

25 orangutans will die today. Just like yesterday, and tomorrow.

Palm oil deforestation is killing the last orangutans on our planet, and if we don’t act now, there won’t be any left by the end of the decade.

We’ve got a plan to stop this massacre before it's too late, but we need your help to double up now. Will you make a small monthly donation to save the orangutans from palm oil destruction?

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Orangutans need trees to live. But profit-hungry companies are tearing down and burning their rainforest homes to grow palm oil trees instead. Orangutans are shot dead when they dare explore these new plantations.

Mondelez, Nestlé, and Unilever all buy this dirty palm oil. It’s everywhere, from snacks to detergents and make-up. These palm oil-thirsty brands promised to clean up their act by 2020 -- but they’ve failed miserably.

But with your help, we can save the last orangutans from cheap palm oil.

Your power has already convinced companies like McDonald’s, Starbucks, and PepsiCo to commit to no-deforestation palm oil policies. You can help us do it all again -- and save the orangutans before they’re gone for good.

A small monthly gift from you will help roll out tried and true winning tactics to transform the whole industry -- before it’s too late. Can I count on your small monthly donation today?

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Multinational corporations’ greed for cheap palm oil has decimated the rainforests where orangutans live. Every year, millions of acres of pristine rainforest are destroyed -- and replaced by huge palm oil plantations.

Deprived of their natural habitat, orangutans starve. When they feed off palm fruits on plantations, they’re shot. Villagers often find dead orangutans -- in 2018, one unlucky orangutan was shot 130 times in Borneo.

A monthly donation from you, A, would put us one step ahead of palm oil villains. Just a few coins a month will help us get the necessary intel, respond to more tip-offs, and roll out even bolder tactics to compete with Nestlé, Mondelez, and Unilever’s well-oiled, well-funded marketing machines.

With your continued support, we can force the palm oil industry to adopt and enforce stronger standards to protect the rainforest. We CAN save the orangutans before it's too late -- but we can only do that with you by our side.

Can you make a monthly gift to save the orangutans?

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The industry had a firm deadline to achieve its no-deforestation goal by 2020. But instead of actually doing anything about it, it was all empty promises and expert greenwashing.

Campaigning to push the palm oil industry to do the right thing costs money -- whether it’s with brand-jamming ads and billboards, viral videos, or commissioning research to dig up dirt on them.

We may never match the deep pockets of Unilever and Nestlé, but when all of us chip in a little bit, we become powerful enough to take them on.

Will you please make a monthly gift to save the orangutans?

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Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah and the SumOfUs team


More information:

Biggest food brands 'failing goals to banish palm oil deforestation'. The Guardian. 17 January 2020. One Casualty of the Palm Oil Industry: An Orangutan Mother, Shot 74 Times. New York Times. 29 June 2019.
Stratford vet tries to save orangutan shot 130 times. BBC. 22 September 2019. Palm oil producers are wiping out orangutans – despite multinationals’ promises. The Guardian. 10 May 2018.

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