Disgraceful Animal Activist Protestors Condemned By New South Wales Govt

Disgraceful Animal Activist Protestors Condemned By New South Wales Govt

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall

New South Wales Government Condemns Animal Activist Protests

Victor P Taffa

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales John Barilaro and New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall have today condemned the illegal activities of protestors targeting New South Wales farming operations.

Condemnation comes as animal activist groups today launched a series of protest at farms and businesses across New South Wales and several reports of illegal activity, including the arrest of 9 people at an abattoir facility in Goulburn.

Deputy Premier Barilaro criticised the actions of the protestors and said it was simply not acceptable to deploy illegal methods to bully and threaten New South Wales’s hard-working farmers.

“This is irresponsible and reprehensible behaviour by a group of vigilantes that will stop at nothing to bully our hard-working farmers.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

“These are deliberate attempts to destroy our farming businesses, most of whom are hard working families that grow the food and fibre that we all consume on a day-today basis.”

“Liberal & Nationals Government is committed to protecting farmers’ right to farm from protesters who break the law or pose a biosecurity or privacy risk.”

Minister Marshall condemned the actions of the protestors and said the Government was taking action to help support farmers against illegal activity into the future.

“Actions of these protestors are not only disturbing but is also in many cases simply illegal.” Minister Marshall said.

“Our farmers are already doing it tough with one of the driest periods on record. The last thing they need is to face bullying, illegal trespassing and disruptions to their legitimate businesses and livelihoods.”

“This Government has committed to reviewing trespass laws and associated penalties, ensuring we can effectively protect farmers against such extreme and alarming methods of activism.”

NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Government has also committed to appointing an Agriculture Commissioner to work with the Office of the Small Business Commissioner to support farmers whenever their right to farm is under threat.” Minister Marshall said.