Ian McKelvie wants to reduce rustling.
He's a farmer from (and the MP for), Rangitikei. He believes that the sentences for livestock rustling are so slight that there's little incentive for Police to put effort into catching the varmints who steal.
His solution is to add rustling to the list of things judges should consider as aggravating factors when they're deciding what to do with a guilty culprit.
Phil Smith talks with him about rustling, how his bill hopes to solve it, and the appropriate outcomes for those caught; Ian McKelvie has a liberal approach to criminal justice.