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Laws to stop rabid activists

Laws to stop rabid activists

A herd of wild mongrels stormed a Millmerran cattle property without permission as in the image. Unfortunately the news of trespass does not include culling such ferals and associated vermin. It has taken far too long for government to put a stop to this kind of invasion of property and privacy at the hands of animal welfare activists. An effective cure might be to cut all government assistance from any mongrel caught trespassing as a start.

The Federal Agriculture Minister and cattle industry leaders say police need greater powers to stop animal rights activists from trespassing on farms, after more than 100 activists stormed a feedlot in Southern Queensland over the weekend. The activists arrived en masse at the Lemontree Feedlot near Millmerran, west of Toowoomba on Saturday, and walked onto the land despite the property owner’s objections, taking photos and drone vision of cattle. In video and images of the event shared by Brisbane Animal Save and Animal Liberation Photography, the activists are shown climbing through a fence and overwhelming the farmer.

Source: ABC

Call for tougher trespass laws after dozens of animal rights activists invade feedlot

Warning: this story contains a graphic image of a dead cow.
With tens of thousands of cattle held in yards, the activists spread throughout the feedlot, capturing vision of at least three dead cattle lying in muddy pens.
“We understand that some of the images, or images of deceased cattle are distressing for members of the community,” Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) president Bryce Camm said.
“Sadly, illness and the loss of livestock is a reality that all farmers and feedlot operators deal with on a daily basis.”
Mr Camm said the operators of the Lemontree Feedlot had humanely euthanased the cattle that morning, just prior to the activists arriving.
“The event has been immensely distressing for that family and their staff, and for the cattle involved as well,” Mr Camm said.

It is the second time in a month the intensive cattle industry in Southern Queensland has been targeted.
Last month, the Wonga Plains feedlot at Bowenville near Toowoomba, owned by Mr Camm, was the subject of another video claiming mistreatment of cattle.
Police have yet to charge anyone over the latest protest.
‘Slaps on wrist’ aren’t working, Littleproud says
But in response to the weekend action, Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has called for state trespass laws to be strengthened.
“The slaps on the wrist being handed out to animal activists invading family farms is encouraging them to escalate their efforts,” Mr Littleproud said.
“A real deterrent is needed before someone gets seriously hurt or killed. There are children living on these family farms.”
Inspector Graeme Paine from Dalby police said officers attending saw no need to make arrests.
“The actions of the protesters at the time didn’t warrant physical arrest from the police to address any public safety or any disruption concerns at the time,” Inspector Paine said.
His advice to property owners confronting potential trespassers was to clearly “withdraw consent” for the people to enter their property.
“Certainly in Queensland I would encourage anyone that’s going through that process to try and record it,” Inspector Paine said.

Meanwhile, activist leaders are showing no intention of changing tactics.
“The animals do not need better animal welfare standards … or conditions … they need to be liberated. They need people to live vegan,” activist Leah Doellinger said in a post on the Animal Liberation Photography Facebook page.
“The message we are sharing is simple: animals are here with us, not for us.
“Animals lives are their right and what is happening to them is unjust, needless violence. There is no humane way to exploit and kill someone.”
Brisbane Animal Save, Animal Liberation Photography and leaders of those groups have been contacted for comment.

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  • Pensioner Pete 26/03/2019, 6:30 am

    These feral idiots who are on a high from latte overload, need to understand the laws of trespass, as do the police. Perhaps there is no revenue to collect in these illegal acts for the state, by our pseudo tax collectors?

    The farmers are boosting the economy, whilst these ferals bludge on the economy, so why is it, the police are refusing to do the job they have sworn to do at induction?

  • luk1955 26/03/2019, 6:47 am

    That’s right PP. The police are tax collectors and selectively enforce the law according to their masters. They didn’t even fine the trespassers, that is how bad the police are out of control and do not represent the community. The farmers need to band together and help each other out when these louts show up. A few guns pointed at the louts, and the ability to use the guns, and they will all run. Those louts are cowards in the face of overwhelming force. And the people who gave up their guns thought they were helping control crime. Well crimes like this are now out of control and we see where our governments stand when it comes to protecting law abiding citizens against invaders. Really any time one of our rights are being threatened the government will step in to remove that right, one right at a time.

  • Mike Sc 26/03/2019, 8:22 am

    I cant agree with invading a property like that,but the pictures of the feedlot however, are worrying. No farmer treats his stock like that. Its a pure business, along the lines of the caged hens, but with cattle.

    It hardly conjures up the image of a stockman on a horse in the great outback, or the farms I see on the way to work, all working hard scratching out a living.

    Shut the bastards down. Its just commercial opportunism at its worst, and puts needless economic pressure on the rest of the supply chain, with a side result being antibiotics are fed into the food chain, poisoning our t-bones.

    https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/animals-and-livestock/beef-cattle/feed/lotfeeding/cattle-health-in-feedlots.

    The best steak I have ever tasted was out around Broken Hill, where they had been eating the salt bush. The worst are from the supermarkets. Go figure?

  • Aktosplatz 26/03/2019, 9:06 am

    That Inspector Paine sounds bloody useless. His solution for the beleaguered residents is to write a frigging report. A shotgun filled with salt is far better. Other counter measures should include disabling their motor vehicles. Throwing distributors away works wonders!

    • Neville 27/03/2019, 3:08 am

      LOL. But .. have you SEEN under the bonnet of a modern car? Just FINDING a ‘distributor’ would need sherlock holmes.

  • Albert 26/03/2019, 10:17 am

    Police walking away from their duty and responsibilities to the general public and property owners is now an everyday occurrence. They continue to make excuses for not doing a damned thing to protect the public while the filth like those invaders become bolder because of the police inaction.
    The truly disturbing thing is that if the property owner took steps to protect himself, his family, his employees and his property then the police would be all over him like a dose of chicken pox.
    Is it any wonder that respect for the police is a thing of the past?

  • J.K. 26/03/2019, 11:51 am

    We have to forget this notion of police protecting the public, they are there solely to carry out the wishes of their political masters, and of coarse raise revenue. The farmers should hire some protection with dogs and set them on those trespassers that should shift them in a hurry.

    • Neville 27/03/2019, 3:09 am

      .. or even “of course”, maybe, eh?

  • The Saint 26/03/2019, 12:29 pm

    Far Right Wing Racist Hate Groups are the main danger to the nation. This little blot on the landscape site is under the eye of Hate Group Watchers and Security Forces. IP’s are traceable.

    • Aktosplatz 26/03/2019, 2:39 pm

      Re: The Saint: Don’t feed this troll.

      • Neville 27/03/2019, 3:10 am

        Does pissing on his head count?

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