A Vegan Woman Faces 10 Years In Prison For Giving Pigs Water On Hot Day

This unbelievable article is about a kind-hearted vegan who gave a pig some water while it was on route to be slaughtered. Now she faces up to ten years in prison for her good deed!

Anita Krajnc, 48 faces up to ten years in prison for giving water to a thirsty pig heading to the slaughter on a hot summer day.  

Krajnc and a fellow protester tried to give the pigs some water that they clearly needed, when the tractor-trailer carrying them was stopped at a traffic light to the Fearmans Pork processing facility, about 45 miles south-west of Toronto.

A video of the incident shows the driver climbing from the vehicle to confront Krajnc.

“Jesus said, ‘If they are thirsty, give them water,’” she told him.

“You know what? These are not humans, you dumb frickin’ broad,” the  driver angrily responded to her.

The lorry driver threatened to call the police then asked: “What you got in that water?”

When she replied that it was just water, he said: “How do I know?”

The hog farmer Eric Van Boekel, who owned the pigs, filed a police complaint the next day. Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief and originally faced up to ten years in prison.

“It’s an outrage. It’s insane to charge somebody with criminal mischief for doing that,” Krajnc told the Guardian after the pre-trial hearing in November, 2015.

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“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,” she added.

The pigs’ owner, Van Boekel, said his pigs are treated ethically and in accordance with all standards and regulations. He told the Guardian that he was concerned for both the safety of his product and that of the animal rights protesters, who sometimes crowd near the large transport vehicles when they are stopped in traffic.

“We don’t have a fight with the protesters per se,” he said.

“It’s a free country. Their views – we don’t agree – but they have a right to their opinion as we do ours. If they’d like to protest in a safe and reasonable manner, they’re afforded those rights.”

Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief and originally faced up to ten years in prison. But last December the Crown announced it intended to proceed by summary conviction, which would carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both.

Krajnc’s legal team plan to bring virtual reality headsets to screen footage from inside a factory farm and slaughterhouse, and have lined up a series of expert witnesses to argue the health and environmental merits of veganism.

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