Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Palm Oil, Factory Farming and Orangutans

NZ Writer   Linda Hansen  Bad Oil and the Animals  Onepoto Press 2016 $19.95pb 126pp  ISBN 978 0 4733 7380 1

Themes: Factory farming/ Orangutans/ Palm oil/ Photography/ Teenage protesters

Heidi is sixteen and intent on being a society photographer but life doesn’t always turn out the way we expect. Instead Heidi becomes deeply involved with a group of teenage protestors who are trying to save orangutans in the wild. Add factory farming, the use of palm oil extract as stock feed and a whole world of subterfuge. A book with a message this certainly is but it is such an important message and the pages are studded with a cast of such lively and spirited young people that it all makes for an unputdownable read.

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1 comment:

  1. That's really kind of you,Barbara! So nice to hear that you have enjoyed reading it!