Sixteen-year old 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 soon lead them into the shadowy world of factory farming and the teenagers 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? 'Bad Oil and the Animals is an absorbing and exciting book about a group of teenagers who decide to investigate the way palm oil plantations are destroying the habitat of orangutans. Interwoven into this action-packed novel is the use of palm kernel extract as stock feed plus an expose of factory farming.
It is a fascinating tale that teenagers will love. I can highly recommend it.' Sue Kedgley, politician, animal welfare campaigner and author.
'Bad Oil and the Animals transmits a profound and disturbing message in an informative yet entertaining tale of teenage self-discovery.' Dr. Michael Morris, Director Environmental Education Ltd., author and animal welfare advocate.
L P Hansen is the author of An Unexpected Hero introducing Archie Baxter, WW1 pacifist, and winner of the 2102 Jack Lasenby Children's Writing Award.