28 May '12, 9am

Greenpeace volunteers monkeying around at the weekend Tell #KFCnogood to stop trashing the rainforests for .... trash

Greenpeace volunteers monkeying around at the weekend Tell #KFCnogood to stop trashing the rainforests for .... trash

It’s sometimes difficult to fully sympathise with a problem when it’s happening a long way away. It can seem so distant and unconnected to your own life, like it’s someone else’s problem, not mine. But when I read the new Greenpeace report on a certain fast food chain’s links to rainforest destruction in Indonesia, it brought it home to me that the actions I take, the decisions I make, have an impact on people and wildlife on the other side of the world. It was one figure in the report that particularly struck a chord with me though; there are less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. That’s less than the number of people in my local pub on a sunny evening. And when they’re gone, they’re gone. Like the other two Indonesian tiger species that have already become extinct. And then there’s our own cousins, the orangutans, who face the same fate because of corporate gree...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/camden/blog/orangutan...

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