Anti-logging campaign hots up online

Anti-logging campaign hots up online

ABCJune 13, 2012, 8:25 am
Peg Putt denies a new on-line anti-logging campaign breaks a commitment to forest peace talks

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Environmental activists have launched an online video campaign attacking what they claim is logging in areas identified as having conservation value.

Peg Putt from Markets for Change says the video is a re-launch of raw footage from the internet.

The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania returned to the peace talks last month after minority environmental groups agreed to halt attacks internationally.

Ms Putt says this latest video does not go against this undertaking.

“Our group Markets for Change made an undertaking not to launch any new international market initiatives during this period,” she said.

“But we didn’t say that we would shut down our website and back off our cyber action that’s been on-going.”

The Forest Association has been contacted for comment.

ABCJune 13, 2012, 8:25 am
Peg Putt denies a new on-line anti-logging campaign breaks a commitment to forest peace talks

ABC © Enlarge photo

Environmental activists have launched an online video campaign attacking what they claim is logging in areas identified as having conservation value.

Peg Putt from Markets for Change says the video is a re-launch of raw footage from the internet.

The Forest Industries Association of Tasmania returned to the peace talks last month after minority environmental groups agreed to halt attacks internationally.

Ms Putt says this latest video does not go against this undertaking.

“Our group Markets for Change made an undertaking not to launch any new international market initiatives during this period,” she said.

“But we didn’t say that we would shut down our website and back off our cyber action that’s been on-going.”

The Forest Association has been contacted for comment.

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