Save the Papua Rainforests or Boycott the Olympics.
Following their 'apology
' of a couple of days ago, the RainForest Portal has prepared an online petition
for sending to the China Olympic Committee.It is against the Olympic ideals of bringing "people together in peace to respect universal moral principles" when the events are housed in ancient rainforest timbers of questionable legality and morality. To allow millions of years old ancient rainforests to be plundered for the Olympics would be evil and against everything for which the games stand.
The Chinese government must commit to hosting an "old-growth, ancient forest free" Olympics. Should this project go through, myself and rainforest conservation networks worldwide will ensure that this raping of Indonesia's Rainforests for a once off sporting event - a dastardly act anathema to the Olympic Spirit - tarnishes the reputation of China, the Chinese Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee and movement.
I urge every 'green
' blogger to network this petition. Above all, perhaps, it is most important that those of us in Indonesia register our protest, if only to build a groundswell of opinion that our greedy politicians have to take note of.