Last week, Liberal Senator Chris Back tabled a private Senator's Bill aimed at addressing escalating trespass incidents on Australian livestock facilities by animal rights activists, gathering video footage covertly. This was supported by Senator, Barnaby Joyce. Both sighted the potential for vigilantism as the reason for their concern.
I can assure you - if this undercover footage had not been made available to the media almost nothing would have been done. Neglected and abused animals cannot afford to have this method of achieving transparency to be outlawed.
I urge members of the Grey hound community to dob in those known to be ''blooding'' and also to use peer pressure to self regulate.
However, I also strongly urge members of the public not to take matters into their own hands and give the senators any justification to pass the anti trespass bill.
Most importantly we need to voice our opinion about the proposed anti trespass legislation currently under view before it is too late.