Protect Malaysian Elephants from Poisoned Palm Oil Fruit

Pygmy Elephant

Target: Malaysian government

Goal: Demand Malaysian oil palm plantations stop putting rat poison on the fruit of the oil palm to prevent elephants from eating it.

Thirteen Borneo pygmy elephants were recently found poisoned in the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve in Borneo, Malaysia. The elephants were found dead after consuming rat poison. It is believed that oil palm plantation workers distributed rat poison on the fruit of the oil palm plants to keep elephants from eating it. The endangered elephants suffered due to the Malaysian government’s decisions to clear rain forest areas in Borneo for plantations. Urge the Malaysian government to stop poisoning the endangered elephants.

The deforestation of Borneo is causing a sharp decline in wildlife, including species like endangered rhinos, orangutans and proboscis monkeys. The clearing of rainforest areas is causing both plant and animal species to disappear. The Borneo pygmy elephants are among the animals suffering due to the clearing of the Malaysian forests. The pygmy elephants are a rare and endangered species, and no more than 1,500 animals remain. Unfortunately due to the high demand for the exportation of palm oil in Malaysia, government officials are clearing more and more forest space to make room for palm oil plantations. This means many animals are losing their natural homes in the forest. To make matters worse, plantation workers are placing rat poison on the fruit of the oil palm to keep the elephants from eating it. Malaysian government is disregarding the well-being of the animal and plant species that rely on the rain forests for survival.

Urge the Malaysian government to begin protecting the elephants and other endangered species that reside in Borneo’s rain forest areas. It is time to take action now to protect the creatures before it is too late. The Malaysian government must stop clearing rain forest areas and ripping the animals from their homes. Sign this petition and urge the Malaysian government to ban all oil palm plantation workers from poisoning the endangered pygmy elephants.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Malaysian Government,

I would like to express my concern for the destruction of rain forests in Borneo, Malaysia for palm oil plantations. Not only are thousands of animals—including endangered species—losing their native land, but pygmy elephants are being purposely poisoned in order to be kept from eating the oil palm fruit. Although Malaysian heavily relies on the export of palm oil, government officials must develop safer alternatives to the severe deforestation and destruction of native animal and plant species. No more than 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants remain. It is necessary to stop oil palm plantation workers from poisoning the endangered species.

It is time to act now before it is too late and the Borneo pygmy elephants are extinct. Please ban all oil palm plantation workers from purposely poisoning the endangered pygmy elephants.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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4 Comments

  1. God save poor wildlife! It is so innocent and wonderful, and yet humans cause it such suffering!

  2. Debbie Williamson says:

    Please share this petition! Get the word out so that people can sign and so that they can learn. Many do not even know.

  3. THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES.

    People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to future generations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

    ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITIES HAS TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT & LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO THE RESPONSIBLES.

    DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

  4. Barbara Bachmann says:

    Elephants are so endangered. they are highly intelligent, gentle and ‘social’ creaturesi who have every bit as much right to be here as humanity does. When I think that the Earth was so much healthier “Before” humans evolved it makes even more sense to protect all animals. Elelphants are so incredibly unique. I have read books about them and they have a spirituality of their own. They revisit sites where members of their families have died for decades, and have been known to stay around after a member dies and then carry one of its bones with them. I think it is sinful to kill these creatures. They open up pathways with their giant tusks so that it makes migration easier for other animals. They can stand on places where there is little water squeezing the water to the surface so that they and other creatures can drink. These are just a few reasons that not another elephants should be killed. We should have a reverence to the wild and domestic animals that God has given mankind.

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