Bill to allow up to $25K fine for protesters who interfere with livestock haulers

Bill to allow up to $25K fine for protesters who interfere with livestock haulers

The bill was passed shortly before the June 19 death of prominent animal rights activist Regan Russell, 65, who died after she was run over by a truck outside of the Fearman’s Pork Inc. meat processing facility in Burlington, Ontario

A recently passed bill will allow authorities in Ontario to issue large fines to protesters who interfere with the transport of livestock.

On June 18, the Ontario government passed Bill 156, also known as the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020.

The bill is intended to protect health, safety, and the…

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