No. It’s not us posing, it’s 2 super cute Orang Utan’s in Borneo, fortunate to being saved.
We are extremely, intensely sad. We want to bring your awareness to join the fight #STOPTHEFIRES. Because Indonesia, the world, you and we are NOW right in the middle of the worst environmental disaster. Facing the biggest forrest fire in documented history. Global Palm Oil companies are massively committing and encouraging intentional forest fires to clear land for massive Palm oil production.
Photo: Antara Foto/ReutersPhoto: michaelyamashita.com
While the world is watching children grasping for air, countless burning orang utans, more than half a million people and animals struck with infections, breathing problems and death. Those major billion palm oil companies can continue their business undisturbed, as they are not being stopped by the Government and global companies including powerful leading brands continuing to demand this cheap, blood-drenched #palmoil for people’s daily shampoo, ice-cream, lipstick and french fries.
Nasa satellite image seen in this September 24, 2015 image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Nasa’s Terra satellite shows smoke from fires in Indonesia over the coasts of Borneo and Sumatra. Red outlines indicate hot spots where the sensor detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires. – Reuters pic.
When will LOVE win over MONEY? Should we watch the world and our beautiful nature, animals and even our fellow human beings being fade off the earth? Hopefully the world will stop for a moment and realize things need to be done NOW and everyone joins the movement to demand deforestation-free groceries!
How can you get involved? We started off by learning more on the issue (we curated a few good articles for you below!) and will join and support the local fund-raising community events. But above all quickly dive into your bathroom, kitchen, shopping baskets and daily routines to stop using brands that use non organic Palm oil.
Keep updated on our Welikebali Instagram for upcoming charity events and donation charity tips!
From rainforest to your cupboard: the real story of palm oil – interactive
Source: The Guardian
What is Palm Oil used for?
Orangutan Crisis Continues As Bushfires Devastate Borneo, Indonesia
Source: Huffingon Post
Orangutan’s health and habitat at risk from Borneo’s forest fire haze, in pictures
Source: The Telegraph
Indonesia’s fires labelled a ‘crime against humanity’ as 500,000 suffer
Source: The Guardian
The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop)
Photo: Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace