Animal activists cut from Goulburn abattoir equipment convicted, fined

UPDATE: A SECOND animal activist has been convicted, fined and placed on a community corrections order in court, after he chained himself to a conveyor inside a NSW abattoir on a national day of activist action last month. It comes after at least 10 activists escaped conviction in court for trespass or theft across the country this year. David Coulter, 46, was among eight activists that Rescue Police were allegedly forced to cut from equipment at Southern Meats, Goulburn, in the early hours of the morning on April 8. Coulter was fined $1800 for entering inclosed lands and interfering with the conduct of business, and ordered to pay $621 compensation to the property owner. He was also placed on a 12-month community corrections order for hindering police and will pay $52 to NSW Police. EARLIER: AN ANIMAL activist has been convicted and fined in court, after she chained herself to a conveyor inside a NSW abattoir. Gabrielle Mace, 28, was fined $450 for hindering police and was ordered to pay $52 to NSW Police, in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday. She was also fined $1200 for entering inclosed lands and interfering with the conduct of business, and was ordered to pay the owner of ...

After facing court over a protest at an abattoir, vegan activist Angela Banovic has bitterly complained

After facing court over a protest at an abattoir, vegan activist Angela Banovic has bitterly complained and lashed her critics. Vegan protestors have been charged after chaining themselves to vehicles at a Melbourne intersection. A vegan activist and Queensland government worker has savaged her critics in a series of online rants, saying coverage of her court case was “scummy”. Angela Banovic, a vegan and activist, was convicted over her role in a protest at an abattoir in Queensland. She was one of the 17 people arrested in connection with the April 8 protest, which saw about 20 protesters chain themselves to equipment inside the Yangan abattoir. The judge also ordered the group of activists split costs worn by the abattoir in the shutdown – $3000 – with the 17 accused paying $180 each. In a series of Facebook posts and comments, the activist said she resents having to pay fines for her role in the protest. “I hate having to give them (the abattoir) $180 but at the end of the day I don’t have a charge against my name and I can travel to Coffs (Harbour) for ETT and to Iceland and Faroes to fight for more animals,” she said in a Facebook comment. “I need to be able t...