Compassion Isn't a Crime: Giving Thirsty Pigs Water Isn't a Crime

  • By: Jessica Ramos
  • Target: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Milton Courthouse

On the summer day of June 22, a Van Boekel Hog Farms slaughterhouse transportation truck headed to Fearman's Pork Inc. was stationary, Anita Krajnc, the co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, and another activist stopped to give the pigs water and document their experience. The driver confronted the two women and told them to stop giving the pigs water. While Krajnc asked the driver to show compassion, he threatened her with physical assault and called the police.

Now Krajnc is being charged with criminal mischief -- interference with the use, enjoyment of and operation of property -- under $5,000 for showing thirsty pigs compassion. Although there are reports that she's willing to go to jail.

Compassion is NOT criminal! Why do inmates on death row get a last meal, but innocent pigs are denied water? Why are praised for helping thirsty dogs and cats, but charged as criminals for helping pigs?

Please sign and share this petition showing your support for Anita Krajnc's important work because giving thirsty and dehydrated pigs water should never be a crime.

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