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  • Unless we can stop TPP, it will expand the rainforest destroying Malaysian palm oil trade -- at the expense of orangutans and other wildlife! Malaysian palm oil is also a human rights issue, linked to the displacement of indigenous communities and the use of forced labor. And palm oil is a false solution to the global climate crisis -- by contributing to deforestation and forest fires, the palm oil industry CONTRIBUTES to climate change!

    Speak out for orangutans by organizing a protest, rally, or leafleting at the office of your US Representative, demanding that she commit to voting against TPP! For inspiration, please check out photos and videos from our Orangutans vs. TPP and Palm Oil troupe at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution! Contact us to let us know about your event -- we'll help promote it to supporters in your area and provide advice and resources! Call us at (718) 218-4523.

    Action Resources

    Printable Orangutan Masks

    Handout (2 sided, 4 to a page, cut down and across, print in color or black and white) Front * Back

    Form Letter (2 to a page, cut down center)



    Sample Tweet

    Videos of Webinars and Supplemental Resources

    TPP, Palm Oil, & Animal Agriculture = Forest, Water, & Climate Catastrophe!
    w/ Ben Lilliston (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy) and Ramón Vera Herrera (GRAIN)

    Supplemental Resources

    Resources on TPP, Agriculture, and the Enviroment

    Reports by GRAIN

    TPP's Threat to Wildlife
    w/ Ben Beach (Sierra Club), Prof. Chris Wold (Lewis and Clark International Environmental Law Program), and Macarena Arias (Peruvian indigenous rights activist)

    Supplemental Resources

    Wildlife Defenders Action Plan (and 5/22/16 Trade News Report)

    Empty Promises and Missed Opportunities: An Assessment of the Environmental Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by Prof. Chris Wold

    Publications by Ben Beachy and the Sierra Club Responsible Trade Program

    TPP Text Analysis: Environment Chapter Fails to Protect the Environment

    A Dirty Deal: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Our Climate

    CLIMATE ROADBLOCKS: Looming Trade Deals Threaten Efforts to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    Articles with Additional Information

    What's Wrong with Palm Oil? (Overivew)

    Palm Oil: What's the Issue? (Say No to Palm Oil)

    Malaysian Palm Oil and TPP

    TPP to boost M'sia's rubber, palm oil products exports to US, Canada, Mexico, Peru (The Edge Markets, 3/19/16)

    Trans-Pacific Partnership’s food issues: rice, sugar, Malaysian palm-oil, trans fats (Food Politics, 7/28/15)

    TPP broadens market scope in US, say palm oil experts (The Edge Markets, 3/29/16)

    Sharks, Tigers, and Elephants: New Analysis Reveals TPP Threats to Endangered Species (Sierra Club, 12/7/15)

    Four Reasons Not to Trust the TPP to Save Endangered Animals (Huffington Post, 9/23/15)

    Trade or Human Rights? Integrity of State Department Trafficking Report Still an Open Question (AFL-CIO Now, 6/30/16)

    Malaysian Palm Oil and Labor Rights

    Palm-Oil Migrant Workers Tell of Abuses on Malaysian Plantations (Wall Street Journal, 7/26/15)

    Forced, child and trafficked labour in the PALM OIL industry (World Vision Action)

    Empty Assurances: The human cost of palm oil (International Labor Rights Fund, 11/14/13)

    Labor Exploitation and Human Rights Abuses within the Palm Oil Sector (Rainforest Action Network, 11/17/14)

    Palm Oil and Deforestation

    Palm Oil and Tropical Deforestation (Union of Concerned Scientists)

    Global Warming: Stop Deforestation: Palm Oil (Union of Concerned Scientists

    Infographic: Palm Oil and Tropical Deforestation (Union of Concerned Scientists)

    Palm Oil and Climate Change

    Factsheet: Palm Oil and Global Warming (Union of Concerned Scientists)

    Palm oil: A climate change culprit (NASA Global Climate Change, 1/7/15)

    How Palm Oil in Everything From Food to Fuel Is Killing Orangutans and Exacerbating Climate Change (Alternet, 11/18/13)

    Palm Oil and Indigenous Rights

    Logging, Palm Oil and Human Rights in Borneo: Malaysian Government Pushes Ahead By Ousting Indigenous Leaders (Treehugger, 9/10/08

    Displaced Indigenous Malaysians Face Uncertain Future (Our World, 4/5/11)

    Palm Oil and Wildlife

    Endangered species threatened by unsustainable palm oil production (World Wildlife Fund)


    Peruvian Palm Oil Trade

    Palm oil firms in Peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of primary forest (The Guardian, 3/15/15)

    RSPO orders Peruvian palm oil plantation to stop development (Mongabay, 3/5/16)

    Global Justice for Animals and the Environment is a project of:
    Wetlands Activism Collective
    Phone: (718) 218-4523
    Fax: (501) 633-34761
    activism @ wetlands-preserve.org