Local farmers are calling for tougher penalties following last week's vegan activism and anti-farm protests across the country.
The federal government promised new measures for animal activists if re-elected, where individuals could face up to 12 months' jail time.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced sanctions on April 10 for those who use a carriage service, such as the internet, to disclose personal information with the intention that another person would use that information to trespass on agricultural land.
Cootamundra mixed farmer Justin Roberts said he cannot be bothered with vegan activists.
"I didn't give them the time of day," he said.
"It's just a bit of publicity and now they've all gone back to their perfect homes. Trespass is trespass, and personal information is personal information."
However, Illabo farmer Martin Honner argued this was just a tactic used by politicians to look "tough".
"Sometimes politicians give that throwaway line to look tough, but in essence nothing ever changes or gets done," Mr Honner said.
"Unless they get tough in the courts, we will see these vegan attacks and industrial protests happening more and more.
"I'll bet that no one will get any jail time and they'll end up getting dismissed for the greater good."
Mr Honner strongly condemned the actions of those activists on Monday, but said the authorities did not charge enough people involved.
"It's very disruptive and I don't think in Monday's efforts the police arrested enough people," he said.
"Why should those abattoir workers put up with the delay and the cost to that business?"
A local agriculture expert, who wished to remain anonymous out of fear he could become a target, said he held the same opinion as the government.
"My view is that the full force of the law needs to be enacted with people who break it: trespassers who target and harass law-abiding citizens who go about their work lawfully," he said.
"I have experienced this situation first-hand and it's a very unsettling experience when it happens and no one should ever have to deal with it.
"Workers have to wait for police to come and remove them and it's not easy, as sometimes these industries are in isolated and rural communities.
"It can be disruptive and it's affecting people; if workers are harassed, they can become scared returning to work or undertaking daily activities," he said.
The man said he does not think these people can be reasoned with and can only be dealt with the authorities.
"It's tough enough as it is for farmers," he said.