|This mother clings on to her baby as she surveys the destruction of her forest home, cleared for palm oil plantations and timber for export.|
What's it like to enjoy the sunshine while you sit in your Kwila chair?
Do you ever see our faces, reflected in your glass of chardonnay?
All the hungry and the homeless who no longer are here
in the freedom of our homeland.
Do you even care?
Have you ever seen my homeland of forest reaching clear?
Have you ever thought my home has now become your chair?
Your comforts steal my shelter, your ignorance takes my life.
If you steal our wilderness we will not survive.
My child is going hungry, I cannot provide.
Will you look into our faces? We are terrified
by the chainsaws and the bulldozers that destroy our life.
You enjoy reclining on your deck of Balau tree.
Just chew another mouthful of palm oil laden sweet
you're chewing up my homeland, we lie here in defeat.
Your hunger for your comforts creates such deep turmoil
the destruction of my homeland, all for your palm oil.
Have you ever seen my homeland of sunshine dappled vines?
How the trees soar way above and brush against blue skies?
If you could see my homeland you would wonder why
you chainsaw out its beating lungs, and you destroy our lives.
Do you really hate your life so much you cannot abide
the beauty of my homeland is better than the concrete where you live?
Must my homeland be erased so you can believe and live your lie?
Any purchase of Kwila or Balau timber products, or consuming foodstuffs containing palm oil fuels the destruction of rainforests and hastens the extinction of orang utans.
Check all product ingredients. Buy timber from sustainable plantation forests, not of tropical origin.
Consuming these products is consuming their homelands.
Petition to sign-
The petition site.com help-stop-the-use-of-palm-oil/
The petition site takeaction