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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:46 AM

Nearly 50 people charged over incidents in Victoria and NSW as animal rights protests sweep Australi


(I think this is a great turnout of animal rights activists. Unfortunately, it looks like the government is really going to crack down).

Two 17-year-olds, a 15-year-old and 36 adults were charged with offences relating to obstructing a roadway and resisting police. Other protests in Victoria targeted abattoirs at Corio, Pakenham, Laverton North and Bacchus Marsh in Victoria. In a series of protests across the country, nine people have been charged after chaining themselves to machinery at an abattoir run by Southern Meats in Goulburn, New South Wales in the early hours of Monday. Police were called to cut the protesters free. The group consisted of three men, one 46 and two aged 22, and six women, aged between 21 and 61. Another cohort of animal rights protesters say police tailed them to a Queensland abattoir where they broke in and chained themselves up before negotiating their way out with three sheep. No one was arrested or charged after 19 activists invaded the Carey Bros Abattoir near Warwick before dawn on Monday. However, the owner of the business, Greg Carey, indicated on Monday that he wanted the activists charged. “They are trying to bring our primary agricultural industry to its knees using stand over tactics … this is un-Australian and harms the livelihood of many,” he told the ABC. Morrison also urged state governments to take action.

Two people were charged with trespassing after an investigation following a mass protest on a southern Queensland feedlot last month. The action was linked to a nationwide protest for animal rights which saw a cafe in Victoria close after what the owners said was “nearly four months of constant harassment”. On Monday morning vegan activists blocked the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets in the heart of Melbourne for several hours.

The three sheep surrendered during the Carey Bros Abattoir protest are at the Farm Animal Rescue sanctuary.

Farm Animal Rescue, Australia


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