30 Apr '14, 2pm

Australian Government Calls for Ben & Jerry’s Boycott After Company Supports Save the Reef @WWF @figh…

Australian Government Calls for Ben & Jerry’s Boycott After Company Supports Save the Reef @WWF @figh…

Australia’s Queensland government is calling on citizens to boycott ice cream brand Ben and Jerry’s after it offered its support to the World Wildlife Fund ’s (WWF) campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef. The campaign—Fight for the Reef —aims to protect this natural wonder of the world from the threat of widespread, rapid and damaging industrial developments taking place in Queensland. It follows a decision by both the Queensland and federal governments in January to approve the dumping of 3 million cubic meters of dredge soil in the marine park and World Heritage area to help enable the Abbot Point coal port expansion . The move was met with widespread condemnation, and warnings from UNESCO that the reef could face being added to the list of world heritage sites in danger if more is not done to improve the management of the reef. Yet despite such clear warnings, Australi...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/30/australian-govt-ben-jerrys...

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