Friday, May 17, 2019

OFA urges action against animal activist invasions

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is advising farmers to take action before more animal activists try to invade farms.

There have been a number of invasions and so far no successful law-enforcement convictions.

The OFA list of advice is:

  • Post No Trespassing signs and any necessary biosecurity signs to clearly mark private property.
  • Lock all building doors and vehicles. Remove keys from tractors and equipment and store them somewhere safe.
  • Monitor visitors and watch for suspicious vehicles or activities on or around farm property.
  • Consider adding video surveillance to barns or high traffic areas of the farm.
  • Train family and employees how to respond to unwanted visitors and situations that would require calling police.