Bad Oil and the Animals

Heidi always dreamed of being a society photographer for the rich and famous.

Instead, her first film project plunges her into a world of subterfuge as she joins a courageous group of teenage protesters committed to saving orangutans in the wild. Their investigations lead them into the shadowy world of factory farming and they risk protest after protest with exhilarating success.

There’s daring, disguise, danger and more than a little mischief, particularly with their provoking impersonations inspired by US hoaxers, The Yes Men. But when the police come calling at their school, has it been one stunt too many?

Environmental fact-based fiction for teenagers written by L P Hansen

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For readers aged 11 to 18


Nova Gibson, Read NZ ~ “This book is extremely relevant in the wake of Greta Thunberg and climate protests. Like Greta, Heidi is 16 years old and has dreamed of using  her passion for photography in high society for the rich and famous.  Instead, a school friend introduces her to the plight of orangutans as their rainforest homes are cut down for palm oil plantations.  Heidi is appalled to discover an additional link to palm kernel extract or PKE,  used as animal feed in factory farming.  She joins a multi-cultural  group of teenagers committed to investigating and exposing such factory farming and the use of PKE, along with loss of orangutan habitat. The friends produce a courageous book and Heidi uses her photography skills to create a movie that challenges people to face these issues. Daring impersonations along with  quite a lot of mischief  make this short book entertaining as well as an absorbing read. The author has thoroughly researched the story and provides websites for further study.”

L P HansenAbout the NZ author

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