Round 4: Animal Defenders Office

Ms Tara Ward: Volunteer Lawyer and Executive Director, Animal Defenders Office

Ms Ward states that there is no credible or compelling evidence that this bill is needed. She notes that the Bill is unnecessary given trespass is already covered under current laws.

She additionally notes that the "Right to Farm" aspect of the Bill is nothing but a "political slogan", and the title does not encompass what is included in the Bill.

Ms Ward raises that the Bill address the symptom, not the cause of trespass. She suggests that the way to reduce trespass is to provide transparency, not to provide additional protective measures for animal agriculture.