Woman Charged With Criminal Mischief For Giving Water to Pigs Bound For Slaughter

Publish Date
Thursday, 22 October 2015, 12:03PM
The Crime: Compassion

Believe it or not, the woman in this video, Anita Krajnc, is being criminally charged for this very incident, when she gave water to exhausted pigs during a scorching hot day in June this year.Yesterday was the first court appearance of the Toronto Pig Save co-founder. Here is the press release released by the organization:Compassion Isn’t CriminalAnimal Rights Activist to Appear in Court on Charges of Giving Water to Thirsty PigsOn October 14th, animal rights activist Anita Krajnc will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton, Ontario, on charges of criminal mischief and interference with property. These charges were filed after Ms. Krajnc offered water to overheated and thirsty pigs on board a transport truck outside Fearman’s Pork Inc. slaughterhouse in Burlington.Activists will hold a demonstration outside the Milton courthouse (491 Steeles Ave E) on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8 am, the morning of Ms. Krajnc’s court appearance.Thousands of people across this country and across the world give water to thirsty animals every single day. From shop clerks offering water to thirsty dogs to homeowners providing birds with birdbaths.Yet over 8 million farmed animals die each year in this country as a direct result of our outdated transportation regulations. Canada has the worst transportation regulations in the Western World, worse than Australia, New Zealand, the European Union and the United States.“Offering water to a thirsty pig is an act of compassion. It is not only a right, but a duty we all share. Causing the pigs to suffer in the first place is what is wrong,” said Anita Krajnc, an organizer with Toronto Pig Save. “I face these criminal charges with dignity, knowing that truth and justice are on my side.”Ms. Krajnc is represented by counsel James Silver and Gary Grill.For more information, please contact: torontopigsave@gmail.com

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A woman who fed water to pigs on their way to slaughter has been charged with criminal mischief and interference of property.

Anita Krajnc says she was called a ‘dumb frickin’ broad’ for her actions by the man driving the animals to the slaughterhouse during the June incident.

Anita was arrested and now faces a potential jail sentence.

Anita is the co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, a vegan organisation which holds vigils for animals on their way to slaughter.

When the charges were announced, Anita said: ‘Offering water to a thirsty pig is an act of compassion.

‘It is not only a right, but a duty we all share. Causing the pigs to suffer in the first place is what is wrong.

‘I face these criminal charges with dignity, knowing that truth and justice are on my side.’

A pig en route to the slaughterhouse froths at the mouth from dehydration (Picture: Toronto Pig Save)

After seeing the footage, New York farmer-turned-vegan Bob Comis argued the pigs, who are gasping in the clip, were all exhibiting signs of ‘severe heat stress’ and needed help.

The TPS has inspired a wider movement in the US called Save which has successfully campaigned for several companies to stop selling eggs from battery-farmed chickens.

Activists climb the trucks to give water to thirsty pigs on the upper levels last month (Picture: Toronto Pig Save)