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YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH: Australia’s PM wants trespass laws targeting animal activists passed within two weeks

The proposed laws also create a new offence for using the internet to incite others to trespass, following the publication of an online map with the location of hundreds of livestock farms, meatworks and dairies.

ROSEMARY BOLGER: ‘Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told farmers he expects laws designed to stop animal activists from “invading” their properties to be passed within the next two weeks. In the lead up to the federal election, the government promised the crackdown after a series of confrontations between animal activists and farmers… The prime minister said the actions of animal activists had contributed to a perception, particularly among young people that farms damaged the environment…

The proposed laws also create a new offence for using the internet to “incite” others to trespass, following the publication of an online map with the location of hundreds of livestock farms, meatworks and dairies… “Those laws have been introduced to criminalise these actions of these cowardly keyboard warriors who incite crimes,” the prime minister said…

Anti-cruelty activists have justified their aggressive tactics arguing they have exposed inhumane treatment of animals that has led to prosecution… In March, an NSW egg farmer was convicted of animal cruelty after activists broke into the farm and found 4,000 live chickens in poor condition squashed into a shed and another 1,000 dead chickens…

Earlier in the year, Gippsland’s Gippy Goat Cafe closed – blaming “abusive vegan activists” who it said had subjected staff and customers to months of harassment. In April, animal rights campaigners staged demonstrations across several rural properties, while about 100 vegan protesters shut down a busy Melbourne intersection’. SOURCE…

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