10 Photos That Will Make You Never Want To Buy Palm Oil Ever Again

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Source:Rainforest Action Network

Every day the rainforests that endangered Borneo Orangutans depend on for their survival are destroyed to make way for palm plantations.

We just posted a photo essay of an orangutan rescue in an area being cleared by a company called PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (PT BGA) in West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Please share the post or simply forward this email around to your friends and family. And if you want to do even more to stop the deaths of endangered orangutans for palm oil, join RAN’s Palm Oil Action Team.

Please remember to avoid palm oil; when grocery shopping, check the ingredient label and refuse to buy anything that contains palm oil.

Please note: Some of these pictures are fairly graphic and might be hard to look at. The orangutan is stunned though, not dead. Still, these photos tell a story that…

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Story : Love is not Hoping… It’s Deciding and Doing



While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about — the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me.

Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning through the jet way, I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family.

First he motioned to his youngest son (maybe six years old) as he laid down his bags. They gave each other a long, loving hug. As they separated enough to look in each other’s face, I heard the father say, “It’s so good to see you, son. I missed you so much!” His son smiled somewhat shyly, averted his eyes and replied softly, “Me, too, Dad!”

Then the man stood…

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