Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

Dame Emma Thompson, backed by a host of other famous names, has taken aim at big brands including Unilever, Nestle and Mondelez today, as Greenpeace releases a powerful new 90-second animation that highlights how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of deforestation for palm oil. Launched globally last month, just ahead of International Orangutan Day (on August 19), the film, voiced by Emma Thompson, was also be shown across UK cinemas with thousands of screenings throughout August and September. It has been made by creative agency…

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Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Vivienne Westwood write open letters to demand end to human rights abuses in Amnesty Campaign

UK celebrities have joined more than one million people from around the world who have written letters calling on governments and authorities to end the detention or persecution of individuals, as part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign. Amnesty’s annual campaign runs throughout November and December and encourages people to write messages in solidarity with a number of individuals whose basic human rights are being attacked. People being supported include those held unfairly in UK immigration detention, an Egyptian lawyer who is being persecuted by the authorities for defending…

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