A woman in Toronto, Canada, is battling the courts for a charge of “mischief” after she discovered a truck full of exhausted, overheated, and dehydrated pigs on their way to slaughter and kindly provided them with some water.
Anita Krajnc’s compassion, however, was not well received by the man driving the vehicle. The animal rights activist was joined by other members of their group, Toronto Pig Save, who filmed the entire altercation between Krajnc and the irate man.
The unfortunate pigs were being sent to Fearman’s Pork Inc. in Burlington, just south of Toronto. You wouldn’t think such a simple act of compassion would receive such an aggressive response, but the driver hurls insults and physical threats at Krajnc, all of which was caught on film.
The next day, pork farmer Eric Van Boekel contacted the police to press charges against Krajnc, citing her as pouring an “unknown liquid” into the compartment.
Members of Toronto Pig Save are often found standing at their local traffic islands to “bear witness” to the animals being sent off to slaughterhouses. She and her lawyer will be fighting the charges with testimony from experts in agriculture, nutrition, and veterinary medicine, among several others.
I think we can all agree that regardless of how we look at the meals we eat, there’s no need for animals to be forced into such harsh conditions. Krajnc and others like her across the globe will continue to fight for every animal’s right to live cruelty-free.
Take a look to see the jarring confrontation.
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