Giving water to pigs leads to charges and threat of ten years in prison

“A Canadian animal rights activist has been charged with criminal mischief in a preliminary hearing after she tried to give water to pigs heading to the slaughter house on a hot summer day in June.
The animals were in a truck when Toronto resident Anita Krajnc, 48, attempted to give them water – her actions leading to a brawl with the driver of the truck.

A video of the incident shows Krajnc shouting at the driver: “Jesus said, ‘If they are thirsty, give them water.’” The driver then responds: “You know what? These are not humans, you dumb frickin’ broad,” and threatens to call 911.

Call Jesus,” Krajnc says, as the driver then demands: “What you got in that water?”.

The owner of the pigs, Ontario farmer Eric Van Boekel, filed a police complaint the day after the incident. He said his pigs were treated in accordance with all national standards and regulations.

That, however, is exactly the point of discontent for Krajnc, who founded organization Toronto Pig Save “to bear witness [to the] suffering of animals in transport and at slaughterhouses.”

Krajnc believes that Canada is behind the rest of the Western world when it comes to animal transportation regulations.

Everyone knows that compassion is not a crime. In fact, I did nothing wrong when I gave water to thirsty pigs; many of you have given water to thirsty pigs, and we’ll continue to do that,” Krajnc said outside the courthouse in Milton, after the pre-trial procedure on November 4…”

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  1. You cannot safely just give something edible to an animal being legally transported to slaughter. Just because she says it is only water, it could have arsenic in it. Since she is a Vegan activist, her mission is not really to help the pigs going to slaughter, it is to ELIMINATE all livestock production for food. So, she would be happy if someone got ill or died from eating that poisoned pig.
    It is appropriate to make an example of a media whore interfering with normal, legal animal production. Her group of protesters did more harm than good in slowing and stopping the trucks on a hot day. As long as the trucks were moving, the pigs get air circulation, but the longer they are stopped….the hotter it gets on a humid summer day. So, in essence, she did more harm that good simply for her 15 minutes of fame.

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