Animal Activists, Protests and Trespassers


Animal rights activists are increasingly targeting farms and livestock emergency scenes, such as barn fires and traffic accidents, as protest sites. This section provides some measures to lessen the chance of trespassers and mitigate the impact of on-site protests.


Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 9 - Bill 156

“The Act is intended to protect farm animals, the food supply, farmers and others from risks that are created when trespassers enter places where farm animals are kept or when persons engage in unauthorized interactions with farm animals. The risks include the risk of exposing farm animals to disease and stress, as well as the risk of introducing contaminants into the food supply.”