Anita Krajnc [Toronto Pig Save] Acquitted!
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Toronto Pig Save
May 4, 2017

Toronto resident Anita Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief for giving water to pigs in a slaughter truck on the way to Fearman's Pork Inc. slaughterhouse, located in Burlington, Greater Toronto Area on June 22, 2015. She was acquitted of the charge on May 4, 2017!

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Statement from Anita Krajnc upon being acquitted of the charge against her today:

“Judge David Harris' ruling today is yet further verification that compassion is not a crime. Compassion should never be illegal. The Golden Rule applies to all animals, including giving water to a thirsty, panting pig on her way to slaughter. The Pig Trial has increased awareness about the individuality and suffering of pigs going to slaughter, and the imperative of going vegan and not looking away when an animal is in need.

"But we need to go further. The law needs to recognize pigs and all animals as persons, instead of giving them the degrading status of property. I hope this case encourages more people to bear witness at a slaughterhouse in their community and see with their own eyes what is happening. When you see animals as individuals, it becomes impossible to hurt them and the necessity of going vegan becomes clear."

Bearing Witness

Toronto Pig Save uses the strategy of bearing witness to animals in their final moment as they approach slaughterhouses. We use a love-based community-organizing approach and develop team leadership in order to build a grassroots animal justice movement based on the principles of animal equality and freedom. Our vision is to replace animal agriculture, fields used for feed crops and slaughterhouses with wild spaces, forests (this would address the crisis of catastrophic climate change ( and animal sanctuaries. Our love-based approach to community organizing is informed by Leo Tolstoy (The Kingdom of God is Within You on nonviolence, love and truth), and Mahatma Gandhi campaigns.

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