The orangutans and palm oil products, an educational commercial was banned, but you can watch it here

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Iceland released a Christmas advert today highlighting the devastation caused by palm oil products. It was a beautiful and important message. But the tv regulators have banned the advert, for being too political!

Palm oil is a product that can be found in everything from shampoos and detergents to sandwiches and biscuits.. It’s one of the most environmentally-damaging industries, and each day 25 orangutans are killed. It’s production wipes out rainforests and wildlife, driving animals like the orangutan into extinction.

The body that stopped the advert being broadcasted, Clearcast, say that the ad breaches it’s political rules. The ad holds an important message – one that is emotional, touching and helps to spread a message about saving the environment and so must be broadcasted. It’s so powerful.

So I thought I shared it in this post…

 

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, this is getting out of hand. Thank you for crating awareness

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    1. Thank you dear Luda! It’s a balancing act to remain inspirational and yet to bring awareness without getting our spirits down…But sometimes we need to look and become aware, before we can start to heal and take correct action…..

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      1. Lots of hugs to my sweetest kind hearted Amira

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        1. Many hugs back to you dear friend! ❤

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  2. Thank you so much dear Amira for this share and so sad to know how our industries are working at the expense of animals and nature. Such cute pictures of the little monkeys.

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    1. Thank you dear Kamal for your comment! Yes, I agree with you and also believe that as consumers we have the purchasing power to buy products that are less harmful to the environment, sometimes we just don’t know, or don’t have the information to know enough about products, and we just quickly buy without giving it much thought. So getting informed will help us to make better choices. 🙂 ❤

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      1. Yes absolutely true and agree with your words, Amira. Welcome dear.

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  3. Anita Bowden says:

    Very sad and very moving! Thank you for sharing this type of informative advertising, dear Amira!

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    1. Thank you so much Anita! Hopefully this will help us to be more aware in order to make better consumer choices. 🙂

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