Build them the branches,save their sanctuary

Have you ever wondered what mishap we will have to endure, if only there is another species which is much greater and developed than our kind?How would you feel if you are evicted from your home? Could you stand seeing one of your fellows being killed every hour of the day? Try to be empathy with Orang-utans, friends. That’s what they are facing as we speak. Orang-utans are treated as if they don’t deserve to live on this beautiful world we shared.What makes us think we deserved this fine place more than they do?
As a matter of fact, they share 97 percent of the human DNA. Yes, in this blog, we are revealing facts and truths the world needs to know. And in this blog, we are fighting for Orang-utans, trying to serve justice for the extraordinary creature endangered by our own inhuman kind
Your simple act of support can make a difference for them. Come and join us here, together we stand to make the jungle a safer place.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

How can YOU help?

Forget about what the government and other people supposed to do, now let’s focus on YOUR SIDE, since you are the one who is reading this. To those who are clueless out there, start taking notes and to those who are fully aware but chose to ignore, we hope you give it a second thought. RANTING wants our readers and supporters to gain useful knowledge regarding ways to save Orang-Utans for their brighter future.

1. Buy certified woods and forestry products.

When it comes to timber shopping, that includes from furniture to even toilet papers, make sure there is a timber certification label. If not, u might be the reason to Orang-Utans’ deaths! It is clearly because the woods may come from illegal logging. The destroying of forests without legal license not only resulted in Orang-Utans’ deaths, but other plants and animals, too! Imagine how much damage you can cause if you buy timber products blindly. Plus, you can also ask the supplier or the seller about the sources of the woods. A curious question can lead to a chain of events, you ask the supplier, the supplier checks, the police investigates and the case is settled.

2. Reading product labels and asking the supermarket.

If you come across any ‘palm’ word while shopping, make sure the product’s company is RSPO certified. RSPO stands for The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, an association that promotes the growth and use of sustainable palm oil, which offers 100% guarantee that the palm oil comes from the right sources. If the product is not RSPO certified, you are responsible to talk about the matter to the supermarket.

3. Boycott any product that contains palm oil in their ingredients

This action is much more drastic than the option above, but if you are ready, then we applaud your commitment! It is even better. Boycotting such products keeps money from the palm oil industry, helping to slow its takeover and destruction of rain forests.

The products from palm oil;

* Crisps, margarine, cookies, chips.

* Candies, bread.

* Lipstick, soap, detergent.

* Others.

4. Contact your supermarket about discontinuing the sales of items made with palm oil.

This can be difficult to accomplish, but it's worth a try. Most people unknowingly support the palm oil industry when they buy these products because there are so many of them. Even if you do know about the matter and have tried two options above but failed to say no to the margarine and are torn apart, this is absolutely the answer to your dilemma. Removing the products completely could make a significant impact on the industry.

4. Donate money to organizations.

If you look up on the internet, there are numerous organizations which depend on your generosity to help them save Orang-Utans in many different ways. They are helpful people all over the world, from USA to our very own Malaysia, who formed influential groups with big campaigns and have more say than we RANTING do. They either save Orang-Utans from harm, or offer public to ‘adopt’ one. It’s easy to find them, go donate, now!

5. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (3R).

Girls, do not shop too much! You can either buy long-lasting products to reduce consumption, or don’t buy any product that effect our environment at all, but it’s impossible right? Don’t forget to send E-cards instead of paper cards and borrow books from library instead of buying one. The next best choice is reusing stuffs, because it does not need any process. Consider repairing, donating or selling them before you throw them away. And recycle, the easiest mean of conserving and preserving. Stack up your old newspapers and magazines, ketchup bottles and beverage tins and other biodegradable materials to the nearest recycling bin or center.

6. Don't waste electricity.

Turn off electrical items when you are not using them. Unplug your phone or battery charger when you are not using them and don't leave your TV on stand-by mode as this still uses half the amount of energy as when it's switched on. We hope ASTRO takes this as a serious matter.


This may not meet success if most of people are still unaware of how to help and of the consequences if they continue doing the forbidden acts. Wake them up!

Seriously, these ways are not burdening us at all. They may look simple, but if we can unite and practice the simple means together, we can make a big difference. It doesn’t cost you a thing to try, does it? Lend them the branches.

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