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Environmental Prime minister

Dear, Richard Di Natale

I am writing to you to tell you about my campaign goal is to stop palm oil from being used as it is killing orangutans. This campaign is important because stopping the use of palm oils will stop the killing of orangutans and stop the destruction of their habitat.

I believe you should support me because The first argument that I will be pushing forward is the extinction of orangutans. With the research that I have conducted it is very sad to see how many orangutans are killed each year. It is estimate that 1,000 orangutans are killed a year. In 2006, at least 1,500 orangutans were clubbed to death by palm workers. The Sumatran orangutan has been estimated that there are only 7500 left in the wild.

The current impact of this social issue is climate change. Palm oil farming is the largest driver of Indonesian deforestation. The Rainforest Alliance claims that deforestation contributes to 10% of the world emissions, because when trees are knocked down that release stored carbon back into the environment. Additionally ponds of wastewater at palm oil refineries release amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas which is more potent than carbon dioxide.

We need change because to save the orangutans from extinction, things need to change and change now. Palm oil farming needs to stop, this can be done by consumers becoming aware if palm oil in their foods, if people don’t eat products that has palm oil in it, and then there is no need for palm oil farms. And if there is no need for palm oil farms there is no need to destroy orangutans’ habitat which is causing food source loss, increased interaction with humans and climate change. It is a simple thing that everyone can do is stop buying palm oil products.

Yours sincerely,

Nicolaas Hooiveld

Signed,

Nicolaas Hooiveld

How this will help

I pledge to stop palm oil from being used in food products to save the orangutans. This will help by not destroying orangutan's habitat because if we stop palm oil in products there is no need to farm it.

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