By Jeremy Sollars
Southern Downs MP James Lister has slammed animal activists who stormed onto a Darling Downs farm yesterday, Sunday 24 March, believed to be part of the ‘Aussie Farms’ animal liberation movement.
The activists entered a feedlot and dairy property at Millmerran operated by the McNamee family, who reacted furiously to the trespassing.
Mr Lister said the news that a Darling Downs family property was invaded by more than one hundred animal rights activists “has created a serious biosecurity breach, which has sent shockwaves through Queensland’s agricultural community”.
“It’s just un-Australian that these selfish green terrorists can get away with this,” he said in a statement today, Monday 25 March.
“I spoke with the family this morning.
“These protesters came onto the McNamee family’s property near Millmerran without any regard to biosecurity or the property rights of the family.
“These green extremists trespassed and terrorised the McNamee family and their staff.
“They are respectable hardworking people who deserve better than this.
“I’m calling on the state government and the Minister for Agriculture Mr Furner to toughen up penalties for people to invade hardworking farmers’ properties.
“These selfish extremists need to have the book thrown at them.
“It angers me that the McNamee family and their staff have had to put up with this, and I know that Queenslanders everywhere join me in condemning this selfish and dangerous action.”
More in the Southern Free Times print edition this Thursday 28 March.
This video was posted to Facebook by the activists – https://www.facebook.com/MH0109/posts/10158334338489922