Opinion

Ontario has introduced its draft legislation to increase security on farms — the Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019. The focus, certainly, is on the biosecurity and food risk associated with non-authorized people traipsing through farms and interfering with animals on their way to slaughter. The act, likely to be passed in the spring, is coming under some scrutiny, with animal rights extremists calling it an “ag-gag” law and a violation of the right to protest. PETA, an animal rights extremist group, sent out a media ask shortly after the bill was announced. In it, the group…

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