Animal rights activist wins in court

Carolyn Drew avoided a sentence after interrupting a kangaroo cull in 2014.

Animal rights activist Carolyn Drew was charged with trespassing on Territory land during the 2014 kangaroo cull. Almost two years later, the ACT Magistrates Court rejected the prosecution's allegations and threw out the case on June 9.

Drew, from Animal Liberation ACT, was charged with “Trespass on Territory Land” under a 1932 Act.

Outside the court she said: “All the prosecution had to prove was that there was an authorised 'no trespass' sign on the land. Not only did they fail to prove the sign was authorised, but they couldn't even prove it was there at all.

“As if that wasn't bad enough, none of their many witnesses could say where I actually was on the night in question. What an utter shambles!”

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