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PROTECTION PUSH: Member for Finniss David Basham, Attorney-General Vickie Chapman and Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone discuss how to strengthen trespass laws to protect SA farmers.

PROTECTION PUSH: Member for Finniss David Basham, Attorney-General Vickie Chapman and Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone discuss how to strengthen trespass laws to protect SA farmers.

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The state government is considering making it an offence to fail to present footage of suspected animal cruelty in a timely manner.

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THE state government is considering making it an offence to fail to present footage of suspected animal cruelty to SA Police or the RSPCA in a timely manner.

"To keep something that could be evidence and not hand it to the authorities straight away is reprehensible," Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said.

The Liberals are also looking to significantly strengthen trespass laws to deter activists from entering SA farms.

Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone says he is working closely with the Attorney-General on options to further protect SA farmers.

"Farm trespass is a significant issue across the country and any situation where our primary producers have their ability to do business affected or, even worse, their security and safety put at risk is unacceptable," he said.

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