33 protesters heckle Boise Cascade

Seatyn Iunco and a demonstrator dressed as George the Industry Dinosaur walked down the sidewalk in front of Boise Cascade's headquarters as the demonstrators offered a bit of drama, carrying on a dialogue with the giant tree-eating puppet. "I'm Hungry," the puppet said. "Feed me trees so I can make lily white paper."

Idaho Statesman
March 27, 2001

33 protesters heckle Boise Cascade
Kim Hughes

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Seatyn Iunco, left, escorts George the Industry Dinosaur down the sidewalk in front of Boise Cascade's headquarters as the demonstrators offered a bit of drama, carrying on a dialogue with the giant tree-eating puppet.

About 33 protesters — members of the Rainforest Action Network and the National Forest Protection Alliance — demonstrated against Boise Cascade Corp.'s opposition to the federal roadless initiative Monday.

Seatyn Iunco and a demonstrator dressed as George the Industry Dinosaur walked down the sidewalk in front of Boise Cascade's headquarters as the demonstrators offered a bit of drama, carrying on a dialogue with the giant tree-eating puppet.

"I'm Hungry," the puppet said. "Feed me trees so I can make lily white paper."

One protester asked: "Why don't you make paper from agricultural waste?"

"That's hippie paper," the puppet growled.

"What will you be in a world with no trees?" the protester pressed.

The tree paused for a moment. "Hungry," it answered matter-of-factly.

Boise Cascade officials downplayed the event, saying there must not be widespread support for the environmental groups' actions if only 33 people showed up for the protest.

"These are the same extreme, anti-capitalist groups we've seen here before, except they brought helpers from out of state this time," said Mike Moser, a Boise Cascade spokesman. "Their statements continue to be inaccurate and misleading."


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