Call for harsher penalties to stop farm trespassers
AGFORCE has called for aggressive animal activists who illegally enter primary enterprises like feedlots and farms to be subject to the full force of the law, saying it is only a matter of time before one these dangerous stunts ends in serious injury or death.
The plea came after the latest stunt, where 100 activists yelling slogans stormed a Darling Downs feedlot and dairy, terrifying the farmer’s family and livestock.
Agforce CEO Michael Guerin said that, far from the caring, peace-loving image these protesters like to portray, they are violent bullies who rely on threats, intimidation and terror to push their radical agenda.
“Peaceful protest is one thing, but trespassing onto someone else’s property, frightening children and animals, breaching biosecurity measures that are there to protect everyone – this is criminal activity we’re witnessing and it’s going unpunished,” Mr Guerin said.
“Governments have to take steps now to put an end to this escalating action before it’s too late.”
DANGER: Farmers are calling for police action after animal activists stormed a Millmerran feedlot.