Protester showed disregard for environment
What is so hypocritical and disingenuous about this trespassing tree-sitter is that when he decided to come down from the tree in mid-October, he left a garbage dump on the very trail he was claiming to protect: buckets of his own human waste, decaying food, sheets of plywood (what do you suppose was the source of the wood fiber in the plywood?), foam padding, a sleeping bag, ropes and other debris. In all, he left an ugly mess to spoil the scene for hikers on the trail.
This protester, who did a very dangerous thing by climbing to a perch high in the tree, was willing and able to take his supplies and equipment into the area to protest, but was unwilling to do so when he left. He and his supporters showed their true concern for the environment and for the condition of the trail by the waste they left behind.
Most Californians, including those of us in the forest products industry, have a much higher standard of forest stewardship than that which was demonstrated by the hypocrisy of this self-proclaimed defender of the environment.
Saturday, November 2, 2002
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