Editor’s Take: The Court of Public Opinion

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Ag-Gag Laws, Farming, Animal Rights, Canada


It could be a case of be careful what you wish for.

In recent days, many in the Manitoba agriculture sector have been lauding the passage of two pieces of provincial legislation intended to protect farm operations.

There’s the enhanced trespassing laws that remove the requirement to confront trespassers and limit liability if a trespasser is injured on your property. Few have found any basis to quibble with those changes. But the one that’s much more likely to stir future controversy is Bill 62, which enhanced biosecurity measures, and is being criticized as an ‘ag-gag’ law by opponents.


Professor Jodi Lazare is featured in paragraph 14 of this article.