Last year at Melbourne Zoo, I had the great pleasure of watching this little one frolic and play, while his mother looked on, ever watchful and protective of her little one, as any mother would be. Her eyes were wise and full on knowing. She understood her surroundings, and her predicament. Please do all you can to protect the Orang-Utans natural environment or her story will have been for nothing, and her future generations will never again know what it is like to be born free.
Food manufacturers are still allowed to hide palm oil on their labels.
Without clear labels you dont know if you're contributing to the deaths of over 1,000 orangutans a year as their habitat, and that of Sumatran Elephants and Tigers is destroyed through unsustainable palm oil production.
In late November 2016 the decision to provide consumers with clear labelling of palm oil was delayed by the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.
This is a disappointing result for the 84% of Australians and 92% of New Zealand consumers who support palm oil labelling and fails to give consumers the right to know what is in their food.
Leadership is possible. The Victorian Government has announced they support mandatory labelling of palm oil.
Tell the other Ministers that you want transparent labelling.
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