Australian politician calls for jail time for animal rights ‘extremists’
The deputy leader of Australia’s opposition party says animal rights “extremists” should face jail time.
The government will reportedly introduce on the spot fines according to The Sunday Mail, but the opposition party believes they need to go further.
Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mander said:
“These are well-organised, well-funded animal extremists who will stop at nothing to get their way.
“These people need to be fined heavily if they break the law and they need to face the risk of jail as well.”
The comments come after a group allegedly walked onto Lemontree Feedlot near Millmerran in the Darling Downs region last month.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Government wanets farmers to “get on with their job, be able to work in a stress-free environment and not have activists, who are coming mainly from interstate to Queensland, causing them distress.”
If only animals could have the same stress-free environment and someone to help them with distress.