Submission to the Economy and Infrastructure Committee Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture

In August 2019, the Animal Law Institute provided a submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Economy and Infrastructure Committee in response to its Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture.

Our submission stated that the current regulatory criminal law framework provides adequate legal protection for individuals and businesses, including appropriate measures to respond to trespass on private property. We recommended that law enforcement agencies are provided with sufficient resources to effectively police animal welfare laws, thereby removing the incentive for private citizens to trespass on private property.