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Animal rights group creates online map showing Australian farm locations and contact details

This map is about laying everything bare so the consumers can make their own informed choices about what they wish to support with their purchases. It's saying this is where they are, this is what they're doing.

GLEN MORET: ‘A website detailing the location and contact details of Australian farms has caused outrage in the industry with farm groups saying it is an invasion of privacy. Animal rights charity, Aussie Farms, created the map and the group’s executive director Chris Delforce said it had been made live so the public could view the farms themselves. “This map is about laying everything bare so the consumers can make their own informed choices about what they wish to support with their purchases,” he said. “It’s saying this is where they are, this is what they’re doing.” The site has thousands of icons over old and current farms that once clicked, detail information including the location of the businesses and in some cases, the contact details of the farmers…

Mr Delforce said all details had been added in manually and if farmers did not want their contact details on the site they could be removed. “We’ve got 50 or so people [who] have been contributing to this map over the last eight years, getting in data from all sorts of different sources,” he said. “Some of that data may be a bit outdated. “The more general information and photos and that sort of thing from the facilities I won’t be taking down”… Mr Delforce said the website server had overloaded and crashed on Monday afternoon’. SOURCE…

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