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Greenpeace says KFC boxes destroy Indonesia forests
http://phys.org ^ | 05-30-2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/30/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by Red Badger

Greenpeace on Wednesday accused global fastfood chain KFC of using paper packaging made using wood from Indonesian rainforests which it said was endangering the habitat of the Sumatran tiger.

The environmental group said the chain's trademark chicken buckets and French fry boxes contained timber products from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which it described as the country's "notorious forest destroyer".

To illustrate their cause, activists placed a giant KFC French fry holder depicting company founder Colonel Sanders holding a chainsaw in his hand and the words "KFC junking the jungle" written below on deforested peatland in Rokan Hilir, Riau province on Sumatra.

Two activists dressed in tiger costumes lay "dead" in front of the packaging and held a banner saying "Stop APP destroying forest tiger home".

"KFC and its parent company Yum! are linked to this destruction through their use of APP's paper for packaging," Greenpeace Southeast Asia forest campaigner Rusmadya Maharuddin said in a statement.

"Indonesian people shouldn't be forced to choose between protecting tigers and eating at KFC," he added.

Greenpeace urged KFC to suspend its contracts with APP and implement a zero deforestation policy across its whole supply chain.

"Rainforest fibre was found in KFC's packaging products. KFC should stop getting supply from APP and turn to many other responsible paper suppliers which source paper from plantations not forests," activist Zamzami told AFP.

KFC is one of the most popular fastfood brands in Indonesia with more than 400 stores across the country.

Greenpeace has in recent years waged highly successful campaigns against APP, prompting more than a dozen major international companies, such as Barbie-maker Mattel, KFC and Walmart, to drop paper packaging contracts with APP.

Deforestation accounts for 70 percent of carbon emissions in Indonesia, the world's third-biggest emitter, according to UN data.

Estimates of the number of Sumatran tigers remaining in the world range from 300 to 400. Several die each year as a result of traps, poaching or other human actions.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chicken; colonelsanders; fastfood; habitat; kfc; paper; rainforests

A boy walks past Greenpeace activists dressed as orangutans during a protest outside a KFC outlet in New Delhi on May 24. Greenpeace on Wednesday accused global fastfood chain KFC of using paper packaging made using wood from Indonesian rainforests which it said was endangering the habitat of the Sumatran tiger.

Okay, if I put the boxes on my lawn will they kill the weeds?...........

1 posted on 05/30/2012 9:49:23 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Parrots are much smarter than chickens.

I mean you’ve never heard of “Kentucy Fried Parrot”, have you?


2 posted on 05/30/2012 9:52:21 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Red Badger

What’s wrong with these Sumatran tigers, Jim Cameron’s cat people fought back and won...


3 posted on 05/30/2012 9:53:32 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Red Badger

Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen, with the chainsaw!


4 posted on 05/30/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: Red Badger

This from a nation that prefers dog over chicken...


5 posted on 05/30/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Red Badger
I knew that......

Which is why I always get a bucket ";^)

6 posted on 05/30/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: Red Badger

The headline should be “Greenpeace tries to starve Indonesian loggers.”


7 posted on 05/30/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Red Badger

Just put Obama on your lawn and he will smoke the weeds, and he will look really KOOOOOL while doing it.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Red Badger


9 posted on 05/30/2012 10:21:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Red Badger
The only way that I can rationalize the behavior of Greenpeace activists is to figure that they must never have read the story of "The Envirofascist Who Cried Wolf" when they were children...

Well, either that, or else they are simply a collection of imbeciles.

10 posted on 05/30/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Red Badger

Hello stupid Greenpeace.

Trees are a crop. You cut them down. You plant more. They grow. You harvest again.

I think I will start going after vegans for “devastating the pristine wheat fields!”


11 posted on 05/30/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Red Badger
...whiskers on kittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things.

It's clear from this code that the Julie Andrews cabal supplied packaging made from Sumatran tiger parts to KFC in exchange for cheaply-made Chinese goods (bright copper kettles indeed). How deep does the conspiracy go?

12 posted on 05/30/2012 10:28:23 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Red Badger

13 posted on 05/30/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: Red Badger

I suppose they could always switch to those styrofoam containers that McDonalds used to use for their Quarter Pounders and Big Macs.

Oh.....wait........


14 posted on 05/30/2012 10:59:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Iron Munro

LOLOL! THAT’s funny!


15 posted on 05/30/2012 11:03:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

BYOB.............

16 posted on 05/30/2012 11:05:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

Are the corrupt, criminal JBT-Feds going to raid KFC like they raided Gibson Guitar Co, for the endangered/rare wood?


17 posted on 05/30/2012 11:15:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

That depends on whether there is a holiday / party coming up..........


18 posted on 05/30/2012 11:28:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger
Feed the French, Shoot the Germans Eat the chicken
19 posted on 05/30/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: tumblindice

TRY THE VEAL!....bada-bump!......


20 posted on 05/30/2012 12:09:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger
Yer a great crowd!
21 posted on 05/30/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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