Canada’s House of Commons debates farm trespassing bill

Canadian MP John Barlow has introduced a bill aimed at curbing trespassing on farm property, saying that it will better ensure biosecurity and food security.
calendar icon 2 December 2020
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"When activists trespass onto farm property and facilities they may not fully grasp the consequences of their actions," said Barlow.

"First and foremost, they are endangering the safety of livestock, farmers, their families and workers.

"Protecting Canada's food supply is critical - viruses like African Swine Fever (ASF), Avian Influenza (AI), Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) pose a real threat to Canadian agriculture.

"These biosecurity threats can decimate poultry operations, livestock herds and devastate our industry and economy.

"We have seen the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the entire Canadian economy, animal-borne diseases like ASF and FMD would equally devastate our agriculture sector from farm to table."

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