The Fight Against Palm Oil Essay

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The Fight Against Palm Oil
"Today, palm oil is grown throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America, with 85% of all palm oil globally produced and exported from Indonesia and Malaysia; but most of the time not using sustainable measures" (King 1). Palm oil is a very popular oil that comes from the Palm Tree in many rainforests. The production of palm oil affects many parts in the world from Global Warming to the murder of the Orangutans in the rain forest. "Demand is still growing, as are oil palm plantations but at what price to tropical forests and the biodiversity found there?" (Cesareo 3). Palm Oil should not be used ever again because it makes animals go extinct, harvesting Palm Oil involves deforestation and it is a big addition to Global Warming.

IMPACTS ON ANIMALS "There are over 300,000 different animals found throughout the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra, many of which are injured, killed and displaced during deforestation." (King 2). The extraction of the palm oil from the Palm Trees is very dangerous to the animals and causes them to become endangered or even extinct. In addition, palm oil development increases accessibility of animals to poachers and wildlife smugglers who capture and sell wildlife as pets, use them for medicinal purposes or kill them for their body parts. Most people eat and use many of these products every day not knowing that it is doing this much damage to the animals in the rainforest such as the orangutans, rhinos and…

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