Letter to Kristin Davis - 1
First appeal to then Ahava spokesperson Kristin Davisí conscience as a person who cares about the environment and animals, and who did great work as an Oxfam Goodwill ambassador.
June 6, 2009
We know how much you care about the environment and animals, and applaud
your great work as an Oxfam Goodwill ambassador. That's why it's so important
that you learn more about how Ahava products come from stolen Palestinian
natural resources in the Occupied Territory of the Palestinian West Bank,
and are produced in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem.
By hiring you as their spokeswoman, Ahava wants to use your pretty face
and your image of purity and wholesomeness to hide its crimes. But here's
what Oxfam itself has to say about Ahava's deceptive packaging:
"The settlements on the West Bank are illegal under international
humanitarian law and that creates a lot of problems for the Palestinians
that live there."
"Consumers that are buying produce that are grown in illegal settlements
need to have that information so that they can make an informed choice."
Don't the facts about Ahava make your skin crawl? Ahava means love in
Hebrew, but there is nothing loving about an illegal occupation. You can
learn more about Ahava at www.codepinkalert.org/stolenbeauty. Kristin,
don't let Ahava use you to cover up their crimes. Beauty is more than
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