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April 10, 2019 - US News

Australia PM Seeks New Law to Penalize Animal Rights Activists

Australia PM Seeks New Law to Penalize Animal Rights Activists
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Australia's government proposed on Wednesday to criminalise some actions of animal rights protesters after activists blocked traffic in Melbourne and stormed farms and abattoirs this week to protest factory farming.

The new law proposed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison is unusual, legal experts say, because it appears to be a specific response to the actions of a vegan activist group, AussieFarms.

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