BOLSTERS have been the target of a massive social media campaign after a woman was allegedly killed by a pig farm.
The Queensland Government has warned that any pig farm that kills a pig or poultry animal will be charged with animal cruelty.
But the Bolshies say their farming operation is safe and the community is not at risk.
Bolthouse Farm is a rural pig farm owned by an independent contractor in Cairns.
A pig farmer who owns the farm said he and his family had been involved in the social media movement against the pig farm in the past but they have not faced any legal action.
“We’re not the targets of any sort of any legal process, but we’re definitely being very careful and doing everything we can to protect our livestock,” said the pig farmer, who asked not to be named.
“Our farm is really peaceful, peaceful community-wide.”
The pig farmer said the local pig farmers association had been contacted by police and said they had received no threats.
“I know that there are people that are still going to the site and trying to intimidate people,” he said.
“But we’re not scared of any of that.”
The Queensland Police Department is also taking a proactive approach to animal cruelty, and is monitoring the farm.
A spokesperson said police had contacted the Bolsteys and their neighbours and would investigate.
“A report was made to the relevant police agency and the matter has been referred to the Crime and Misconduct Commission,” they said.
The Department of Primary Industries and Communications says it will not be commenting on specific cases.