Forest defenders have ignited flares across two locations in Hobart’s CBD this morning, protesting the flattening and incineration of native forests, calling for an immediate ban on the Tasmanian government's practice of post-logging burns.
“Forty of us are demonstrating today to raise the alarm for Tasmania that we are losing vast tracts of native forests while disastrous logging burns pollute the world’s cleanest air, kill wildlife and dumps massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.
“A ban on this damaging burning after logging is urgent. Tasmania’s native forest logging industry needs a rapid transformation from the economically damaging, wildlife killing, environmental destroying and climate bombing that is shamefully entrenched,” Jenny Weber said.
The sites of this morning’s protest were Hobart’s Parliament House and near Hobart's GPO on Macquarie street, a busy inner-city street.