WHILE SA is yet to experience widespread animal activist activity, local farmers remain concerned trespass laws are not strong enough to deter activists from entering private farming properties.
Point Pass piggery owner Roger Schutz is concerned about potential trespassers and believes tougher consequences and greater options for farmers to stop trespassers are needed.
Mr Schutz is not alone, and concern among the farmers has led the state government to organise a meeting between industry stakeholders and SA Police to discuss the issue.
In March, Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone revealed anti-farming activists, based in NSW, had "attempted to abuse" SA's Freedom of Information laws to obtain lists of farms registered with PIRSA.
"This is a disgraceful attempted invasion of privacy by anti-farm activists and we have ensured my department has denied access to private information while still complying with our strict FOI laws," he said.
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