Sunday, 19 June 2011

Greenpeace fake "interviewer" calls Barbie "a serial killer"


The enviro-fundamentalist Greenpeace apparently does not shy away from anything, while peddling its alarmist propaganda. Now it is using the toy icon Barbie in its baseless campaign against the Barbie manufacturer Mattel Inc., the Asian pulp and paper company APP and the Indonesian government.

Greenpeace has put together the animated video shown above where Ken finds out that Barbie in reality is a crazy woman who hates rainforests and cute tigers. And the fake interviewer even calls her a "serial killer".  The organization has also launched a Facebook campaign to support its attack against the "offenders".

Mattel, which first tried to counteract the false Greenpeace claims, now seems to have caved in, reports The Blaze:

But that only lasted so long. The latest news is that Mattel has capitulated and caved, suspending its relations with APP

The Asia Pulp & Paper company strongly denies Greenpeace`s accusations, and also - quite rightly - questions the way the organization uses children in its campaign:

"We believe it’s irresponsible to play on the emotions of children and their parents to rehash old,
discredited allegations in order to attack the industry of a developing nation."

But it looks like the Asian company´s voice of sanity is drowning in Greenpeace´s  large scale and costly propaganda war. However, in the name of fairness, the American (and global) public should have a chance to hear what the "offender" is saying:

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) meets the legal requirements for all countries to which we
distribute our products throughout the world. Additionally we follow the legal guidelines of the
Government of Indonesia. It is our responsibility to adhere strictly with these laws, not to satisfy the
unreasonable and groundless demands of a foreign-based NGO.
Greenpeace’s allegation that it found mixed tropical hardwood fibers in some products that we
might have produced is meaningless. Indonesia’s pulpwood land concessions, legally provided by the
Government of Indonesia, include some degraded forests, which are required by law to be
developed into plantations. Rather than burn the wood residues, increase carbon emissions or
create disease outbreaks in the forests, the government requires that they be used to produce paper
pulp. Despite this, as publicly stated, we have set the goal of 100% sustainable plantation pulpwood
by 2015. There is absolutely no illegal wood tolerated, nor is high conservation forest (HCV)
harvested for pulpwood production.
Regarding carton box packaging, the specific target of the Greenpeace report, we are proud to clarify
that our packaging materials contain more than 95% of recycled paper sourced from around the
world, making APP a leader in Indonesia in recycled paper production.
We call on Greenpeace to do the responsible thing and share with the public the detailed scientific
analysis and independent result on which it bases its allegations. If the group has identified any
specific illegal fiber in the products it analyzed, we want to know what it is because of our zero
tolerance for illegal wood.
We believe it’s irresponsible to play on the emotions of children and their parents to rehash old,
discredited allegations in order to attack the industry of a developing nation. You can learn more on
our perspectives about this issue and join the discussion at

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