Media Release: Four protesters arrested at Ta Ann timber mill

“Four people were arrested today at the notorious timber mill owned by Ta Ann Tasmania in northern Tasmania. This mill is on the doorstep of Australia’s largest temperate rainforest, takayna / Tarkine and many areas of intact rainforests and carbon storehouses are threatened by logging for Ta Ann,” Bob Brown Foundation’s takayna / Tarkine Campaigner, Scott Jordan said.

This protest took place today to make Ta Ann accountable for their destruction of environment and climate, this mill is where logged forests of takayna / Tarkine end up.

“Timber supply into Ta Ann’s mills remain highly contentious. Forests across Tasmania with old growth values, rare and endangered species habitat and carbon storehouses are destroyed for Ta Ann. The company is one of the biggest in Tasmania receiving timber from the unsustainable and environmentally damaging logging practices,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.

“Today we disrupted the operations of this very unethical company out of Sarawak, Borneo. This is a very controversial company that has received Australian taxpayers' money despite being owned by one of the richest men in Malaysia. Australia has shamefully ushered in and secured Ta Ann selling Tasmanian forest destruction into the international markets. They are one of Sarawak’s six largest tropical timber conglomerates that is responsible for the wholesale destruction of Borneo’s rainforests and indigenous people’s livelihoods,” Jenny Weber said.

"Once again members of the community have stepped up to send the message that government won't. These brave activists are on the right side of history," said takayna/ Tarkine campaigner, Scott Jordan. 

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