Enchanted by this beauty today - the Barred Owl. I just discovered discovered that it’s known for its distinctive hoot - and it's symbolic of expressing yourself through your voice.
The owl's habitat, the Great Northern Forest, is a unique global ecosystem circling the planet. Now though, the forest and free speech are both being threatened by Resolute Forest Products, who, ironically, cut down trees so that they can become books, newspapers and magazines.
Instead of facing criticism of their unsustainable practices, Resolute are telling Greenpeace to stop talking about it, using a lawsuit called Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (#SLAPP), a dangerous tool to stop people from speaking out.
Love forests? Believe in free speech? Well, be inspired by the Barred Owl and give a hoot!
Sign the petition at greenpeace.org.uk/greatnorthernforest
Share the story on social media.
Learn about authors speaking up for forests and freespeech at http://bit.ly/2urrceL
Stay informed via @greenpeace. xoxo #ourvoicesarevital #giveahoot
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