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Farmer fires gun shots at peaceful vegan protesters in Western Australia, police says that’s OK

Police have ruled out charges against Jason Parravacini over the incident captured in now-viral video.

PHOEBE LOOMES: ‘An Australian farmer who fired shots after vegans filming his grazing calves refused to leave his rural WA property will not be charged by police. 7 News, which first reported the story, confirmed police had ruled out charges against Jason Parravacini over the incident captured in now-viral video. James Warden, outspoken vegan and member of activist group Direct Action Everywhere, was parked outside Mr Parravacini’s home and farm in Harvey, 140km south of Perth. When Mr Parravacini approached the activist, the two began a heated interaction…

The video sparked heated debate. Farmers groups, police and politicians have called for calm. 7 News reported farmers in the area were now on “high alert” for more activists, with police on standby. Direct Action Everywhere last year stormed a Melbourne steakhouse restaurant, in a move that the group’s spokeswoman said was intended to “force” its message on the public. According to the group’s then leader, Joanne Lee, “99 per cent of the vegan activist community were passive activism groups”. She said in February last year that the group had a goal of one event per month, including shutting down slaughterhouses’. SOURCE…

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