Target: Hamilton County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tolbert
Goal: Drop charges against Greenpeace activists who encouraged P&G to stop deforestation
After much public pressure fueled by attention-getting protests by Greenpeace, Procter & Gamble have announced that they will be adopting a new “no deforestation” policy. The company, which manufactures products like Head & Shoulders shampoo and Tide laundry detergent, came under fire recently when Greenpeace revealed that P&G is responsible for destructive palm oil sourcing practices that are demolishing rainforests. Now that P&G has committed to stop contributing to massive environmental losses the charges filed against the Greenpeace protesters, who helped encourage the company to stop destroying the environment, need to be dropped.
On March 4, 2014, nine Greenpeace activists staged a protest at P&G’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The activists zip-lined two 60-foot banners that showcased the companies link to deforestation. The stunt worked and approximately one month later P&G has vowed to change its destructive ways. This was a peaceful protest, but the nine Greenpeace activists were arrested and later indicted on felony charges of burglary and vandalism.
While these nine Eco-heroes await trial and face possible sentences of nine years in prison and fines upwards of $20,000, no charges have been filed against P&G executives who have contributed to the mass destruction of wild habitats and the endangerment and possible extinction of orangutans and Sumatran tigers. The alleged $17,000 in damages which P&G claims is a result of the protest is nothing in comparison to the massive damage that P&G has done to the world.
Now that P&G has all but admitted wrong-doing and vowed to stop their horrible practices, the charges against the nine Greenpeace activists need to be dropped. Who knows how long P&G would have continued to demolish priceless environmental resources if it wasn’t for these brave protesters.
Dear Mr. Steve Tolbert,
Last month, felony charges were filed against nine Greenpeace activists who staged a peaceful protest to raise awareness to the environmental destruction that has been caused by the company Procter & Gamble. The protest worked and P&G has adopted a new “no deforestation” policy.
The alleged $17,000 in damages which P&G claim is a result of the protest is nothing in comparison to the massive destruction that P&G has done to the world. Now that P&G has all but admitted wrong-doing and vowed to stop their horrible practices, the charges against the nine Greenpeace activists need to be dropped.
I am asking you to please use your power and influence to free these Eco-heroes of all indictments.
[Your Name Here]
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