Animal rights activists to face new fines if they enter private farms in New South Wales
New rules in New South Wales (NSW) will see animal rights activists face large fines if they trespass onto farms.
The government of NSW has introduced new charges of $1,000 for anyone caught on private farmland.
The rules will come into place on Friday.
Fines could go up to $440,000 for any violations of Australia’s Biosecurity Act.
NSW deputy premier, John Barilaro, said:
“Vigilantes who are entering our farmers’ property illegally are nothing short of domestic terrorists – our farmers have had a gutful.
“They don’t deserve, nor have time, to be dealing with illegal trespass and vile harassment from a bunch of virtue-signalling thugs.”