Orangutan advert banned in United Kingdom

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An advertisment featuring an animated orangutan that highlights the destruction of rainforests by palm oil growers has been labelled “too political” for the UK.

A UK supermarket chain, Iceland, became the first supermarket chain to remove palm oil from all of its own products earlier this year.

To promote its decision in time for Christmas, the company created an advert which uses animation from Greenpeace and includes the voice of British actress Emma Thompson.

It features an orangutan climbing around a young girl’s bedroom, with the child remarking about the mess the animal was making and wondering where it came from. The video then shows a forest, destroyed and burnt, with the child noting how – like her bedroom was invaded by the animal – its home had been taken over by humans.

The commercial ends by noting 25 orangutans are lost every day, and that until palm oil growers stop destroying rainforests, the oil wouldn’t be used in the supermarkets’ products.

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Carolyn
Carolyn
2 years ago

25 everyday! That is sooooo sad!??

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

who would ban this

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree

i luv animals
i luv animals
2 years ago

really sad 🙁 and good at the same time.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

ok just stop what your doing and let the animals live at least

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

? stopcutting down rainforests people ???

Absurd_Strik3
Absurd_Strik3
2 years ago

Why would people ban this advert its just sad

Jacob
Jacob
2 years ago

united kindom is to srict

potato
potato
2 years ago

why did they do that? it can help stop rainforests being destroyed!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

i like monkeys

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Why 25 orangutans everyday that’s so sad ????

sam
sam
2 years ago

“too political”

it sounds like they just wanna keep using palm oil

Hettie
Hettie
2 years ago

That so sad I have watched this add on you tub ea few days ago but I didnt think mutch about it. now I realise the harm. I am going to not use as much palm oil.

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