Last Friday Jacob Fillmore addressed a rally in support of an immediate moratorium on clearcutting ion Crown Lands n Nova Scotia. This is what he said. Today is day 11 of his hunger strike.
Media release: As Jacob Fillmore enters his 9th day of hunger strike on the steps of
Province House, people are rallying to support his demand of an
immediate temporary moratorium on clearcutting on crown lands in Nova
Scotia. This moratorium would stop the destruction of critical habitat
until reforms intended to protect these areas could be fully
What if we recognized the rights of nature which are also our rights, as humans, to a liveable planet, asks forest protector Nina Newington, as she continues her observations on WestFor’s legal efforts to turn the interim injunction into something more permanent.
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Forest protector Nina Newington continues her notes from court. “When a department is so broken it can’t meet its basic obligations, and when government and industry are so entwined that a mechanism supposed to give citizens a say is a sham, then what remains to those citizens.?”
Forest protector Nina Newington on the injunction extension applied for by Westfor banning anybody from interfering with clearcutting anywhere where mainland moose can be found. “This means you, John and Jane Doe. You don’t have to be one of the people who was arrested. You don’t have to have visited the blockades. You don’t even have to be a member of Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia. This injunction applies to you, whoever you are.
The fight to protect mainland moose from habitat-destroying clearcut activity by the WestFor Management consortium moved from blockades deep in the Digby County forests to the courtrooms of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax. We spoke with several forest protectors protesting outside.
We spoke with naturalist David Patriquin about forestry’s ‘new focus on patches of old forests in Southwest Nova Scotia, ““If you were a woodlot owner who wanted to keep his woodlot for life, and for their children’s lives, all this would be a problem. These forestry companies are coming in and managing for profit. What incentive do they even have to manage it for the long term?”
We spoke with Nina Newington, one of the forest protectors who were arrested while defending mainland moose habitat in Digby County from destruction. “I understand that for many people the arrests have been discouraging, but gosh, most struggles take a long time and many people around the world take far greater risks than we have taken and fight for far longer.”
Lindsay Lee wrote the following letter following the call to action by Jacob Fillmore, the young man camped out on Grand Parade Square to protest the government’s lack of action on climate change. “An increasing number of Nova Scotians are exasperated by the lack of environmental action. Together, we are telling you that this era of autocratic governance and environmental degradation must end.”