Victorian livestock farmers need protection from radical activists
In recent weeks we have seen farm businesses driven to closure from animal activists' harassment, major cities brought to gridlock from long protests at peak hour designed to cause chaos, and the publication of individual farm addresses to encourage activists to trespass, harass and even steal from.
Farmers need protection from these illegal acts. The vast majority of Australians who eat meat and support Victorian farmers producing the best animal products including meat, dairy, eggs, and poultry want their voices heard and these extremist protesters prosecuted.
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Assembly the urgent need for protection of law-abiding farmers from animal activists, who are using the Aussie Farms website and breach farm biosecurity, steal livestock, damage or encourage property damage and trespass or incite trespass on law-abiding Victorian farms. The petitioners, therefore, request that the Legislative Assembly call on the Government to revoke the Aussie Farms status as a charitable organisation shut down the Aussie Farms website and implement stronger legal protections to appropriately penalise trespassers.