British fat cats’ anti-orangutan censorship


This 2018 Greenpeace video from Britain about a human girl and an orangutan girl says about itself:

Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil

Sign the petition and tell big brands to stop using palm oil from forest destroyers: here.

Rang-tan’s forest home is being destroyed to clear the way for palm oil – an ingredient used to make products for brands like Unilever, Mondelez and Nestlé.

If we don’t act, more precious habitats will be ruined; Indigenous Peoples could lose their homes, and Rang-tan and her species could be lost forever.

There’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I don’t know what to do.
She plays with all my teddies and keeps borrowing my shoe.
She destroys all of my house plants and she keeps on shouting ‘oo’.
She throws away my chocolate and she howls at my shampoo.

There’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I don’t want her to stay,
So I told the naughty Rang-tan that she had to go away.
Oh, Rang-tan in my bedroom, just before you go,
Why were you in my bedroom? I really want to know.

There’s a human in my forest and I don’t know what to do.
He destroyed all of our trees for your food and your shampoo.
There’s a human in my forest and I don’t know what to do.
He took away my mother and I’m scared he’ll take me, too.

There are humans in my forest and I don’t know what to do.
They’re burning it for palm oil so I thought I’d stay with you.
Oh Rang-tan in my bedroom now I do know what to do.
I’ll fight to save your home and I’ll stop you feeling blue.

I’ll share your story far and wide so others can fight too.
Oh Rang-tan in my bedroom I swear it on the stars:
the future’s not yet written but I’ll make sure it’s ours.

Usually, censorship is against leftist and/or pro-peace organisations or blogs; not against big business.

However, here we have one of not so frequent cases where a big business advocates something positive … and then it gets censored! Not even capitalists are allowed to criticize capitalism.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Friday, November 9, 2018

Iceland’s Greenpeace Christmas advert ‘too political’ for TV

SUPERMARKET chain Iceland has had its Christmas advert banned from TV for being “too political” in highlighting the devastation of rainforests and orangutans as a result of palm oil production.

The animated ad originally produced by Greenpeace features a friendship between a girl and a baby orangutan called Rang-tan.

Rang-tan tells the girl about her home in the rainforest while the advert shows a digger ripping up trees.

“There’s a human in my forest and I don’t know what to do”, Rang-tan says. “He took away my mother and I’m scared he’ll take me too.”

The advert ends with the caption: “Dedicated to the 25 orangutans we lose every day.”

It comes as Iceland goes about removing palm oil from all of its own-label food by the end of the year.

The company said that more than 50 per cent of products in supermarkets use palm oil, and demand for it has led to millions of acres of rainforests in south-east Asia being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations.

Clearcast, the watchdog for adverts on Britain’s main commercial channels,

Clearcast is owned by six UK commercial broadcasters: ITV, ITV Breakfast, Channel 4, Channel Five, British Sky Broadcasting [partially owned by Rupert Murdoch] and Turner.

said it was concerned that Iceland’s commercial “doesn’t comply with the political rules.”

It added that Greenpeace had “not yet been able to demonstrate compliance in this area.”

The regulations do not apply online, where the video has been shared at least 60,000 times.

Meanwhile: 184,710.

Iceland managing director Richard Walker said: “Whilst our advert sadly never made it to TV screens, we are hopeful that consumers will take to social media to view the film, which raises awareness of an important global issue.”

Greenpeace said the commercial was not originally intended for TV, but neither they or Clearcast were able to immediately confirm whether it had been previously submitted for broadcast clearance.

If the Iceland ad would have promoted their palm oil containing, orangutan habitat destroying products as usually, then they would not have been censored by Rupert Murdoch and his pals.

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