is one form of ecodefense
in the form of monkeywrenching
. It is the act of cutting down, burning, and/or defacing highway billboards. The American novelist Edward Abbey
seems to have greatly advanced (if not out-right advocated) the art of billboarding starting around the year 1950
in and around the New Mexico
city of Albuquerque
. Given the size and weight of modern billboards, billboarders consider billboarding an art form as well as an ethical, moral, and justified act.
Billboarding takes a minor role in the Abbey novel The Monkey Wrench Gang.