Animal privileges activist Anita Krajnc tried to give boars in a tractor-trailer water as private vehicles stopped at a light on its way to Fearmans Pork handling facility
A Canadian animal privileges activist could face up to 10 years in prison for affording water to pigs heading to the massacre on a scorching summertime day.
Toronto resident Anita Krajnc, 48, was charged with criminal misbehaviour after clashing with the driver of a tractor-trailer carrying boars to an Ontario pork processing plant in June.
Krajnc and a fellow objector tried to give the swine sea as private vehicles was stopped at a traffic light on the way to the Fearmans Pork processing facility, about 45 miles south-west of Toronto.
A video of the incident shows the move, to be defined by court documents as Jeffery Veldjesgraaf, climbing from the vehicle to meet Krajnc.
Jesus said, If they are thirsty, give them irrigate, she tells him.
Veldjesgraaf greetings: You know what? These are not humen, you dumb frickin broad.
He threatens to call the police and then asks: What you got in that irrigate?
When she replies that it is just liquid, he says: How do I know?
Ontario hog farmer Eric Van Boekel, who owned the boars, filed a police complaint the next day.
After a pre-trial hearing on Monday, Krajnc told the Guardian: Its an outrage. Its insane to accuse individual with criminal misbehaviour for doing that.
Krajnc, who founded Toronto Pig Save a group whose mission is to bear witness of endure of animals in transportation and at slaughterhouses called her groups pleasures small acts of charity.
The animals owned, Van Boekel, said his animals are treated ethically and in accordance with all standards and regulations.
He told the Guardian he was concerned for both the security of its his make and that of the animal claims demonstrators, who sometimes gathering near the great transport vehicles when they are stopped in traffic.
We dont have a fight with the demonstrators per se, he said.
Its a free country. Their ideas we dont agree but they have a right to their ruling as we do ours. If theyd like to protest in a safe and sensible mode, theyre yielded those rights.
Several online applications have bounced up in Krajncs defence. By Monday afternoon, one entitled Compassion Isnt a Crime had assembled more than 125,500 signatures, while another, announcing on the Ontario court of justice to drop charges against her, had more than 24,600 signatures.
Krajncs next pretrial year is 15 December. The earliest her lawsuit is expected in courtroom is next August.