An Orangutan's Plea

My family and I say 'Please,
Will you leave us our trees.
They make a beautiful home,
And we'd rather not roam.
We don't like this palm oil,
That takes forest soil,
So your food will not spoil.

Is this saturated fat,
Worth our habitat?
At least, leave it on the shelf,
For the sake of your health,
And tell everyone why,
You did not buy.'
Friday, August 15, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: animals
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Over 50% of supermarket products contain palm oil, often labelled as vegetable oil. Slash and burn techniques have been used to clear vast areas of rainforest in Indonesia and Malaysia to plant palm oil tree plantations.
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