BIT for the record
BIT was recently asked to provide a statement by w/r/t a disturbing situation
in San Francisco. A portion of that statement appears in a Baltimore Sun article
today. For the sake of being complete, this is what we say officially, for the record, and all that:
"We don't condemn the use of alternative grocery recepticles per se. Rather, we are concerned with the preservation of naturally occurring phenomena in city tree branches most commonly associated with plastic grocery bags. In that light, the situation in San Francisco is certainly troubling as it threatens to make extinct the public (and very natural) art we promote at Bags In Trees. It's clear that news of this pre-emptive strike on bags in trees by a few San Francisco tree-hugging, bag-hating fanatics, points to an environmentalist agenda aimed at taking art away from decent people. And that's just not right."
However, the most disturbing thing from Mr. Kasper's article is the outing of himself as well as naming two other Baltimoreans who have apparently been brainwashed by the extremist ideology of the NYRP and have formed a sleeper cell in our own fair city, taking it upon themselves to use make shift bag snaggers to de-bag Baltimore's trees. Bag lovers unite!