I recall passionately boycotting French products when they were testing nuclear bombs in the South Pacific. After the French government tried to blow up the Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand, my mind was set on France. France may have moved on, but I don't forget.
Our state of Tasmania was boycotted by many over their retaining of capitol punishment for the offence of indulging in homosexual sex. Tasmania re-invented itself and now is quite a good place to suck dick.
We were in Tasmania a few years ago and stayed in Launceston and drove along the Tamar Valley. It is truly beautiful. It concerns me greatly that a company wants to build a pulp mill in this valley beside the river. Worse, the mill could be processing trees that are hundreds of years old. I love the sound of chain saws in the morning. What happens to this minor processed timber? Sent on boats to Japan.
A close friend works for the Mitsui Corporation, a big Japanese company, so I don't want to diss them unnecessarily, but Mitsui is a significant shareholder in Gunns, who want to build this pulp mill.
Mitsui have all their fingers in many pies as does Gunns. Gunn's even have their own wine label and it is being boycotted by Melbourne restaurants from what I read.
Gunn's are suing environmental activists over their protests. Well, that did not work well for McDonalds when they sued in the UK.
I really don't like the idea of a pulp mill in the Tamar Valley in Tasmania, so although I have drunk Gunn's Tamar Ridge wine in the past, I shan't again.
Up to you.