Media Release: Still Wild Still Threatened calls for public apology from the Premier
Still Wild Still Threatened calls on Premier Lara Giddings to make a public apology for her misleading comments about environmentalists.
“The Premier’s attacks on environmentalists is getting out of control and she exacerbating communtiy conflict through unsubstantiated claims” said Miranda Gibson, spokesperson for Still Wild Still Threatened. “Still Wild Still Threatened rejects the Premiers accusations. Conservationists from Still Wild Still Threatened have never used tree spiking tactics.”
‘”Premier Giddings is continuing to misdirect community anger towards environmental groups when it is the poor management and business decisions made by both Ta Ann and Forestry Tasmania that have led to the current crisis” said Ms Gibson.
“Still Wild Still Threatened and the Huon Valley Environment Center are committed to non-violence. Yet, conservationist are bearing the brunt of violent threats. The Premier should be publicly condemning the threats that have been made against Jenny Weber and the Huon Valley Environment Center” said Ms Gibson.
“Still Wild Still Threatened supports the work of the Huon Valley Environment Center, The Last Stand and Markets for Change. The fact that conservationists are exposing the truth about Ta Ann’s operations does not make the environment movement responsible for the crisis of an industry that has been operating on lies and misinformation ” said Ms Gibson.