UPDATE – #PigTrial Puts Animal Agriculture on Trial

Vegan Boho brings us the latest news from Anita’s trial. It’s good to see that Dr Lori Marino who featured in my recent post Thinking Pigs https://animalistauntamed.com/2016/08/19/thinking-pigs/ is going to testify for Anita, informing the court of pigs high-level cognitive abilities.

On Wednesday 24th August, the two-day trial that has been highly anticipated for over a year, gaining worldwide news coverage and public attention, finally began as Anita Krajnc, co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, appeared in court.

With dozens of animal rights activists gathered outside the courthouse, and every major news channel from Canada in attendance, the overwhelming atmosphere suggested that it was in fact animal agriculture that had been put on trial, not Anita Krajnc.

Ms Krajnc pleaded ‘not guilty’ to charges related to feeding a thirsty pig water, on June 22nd 2015. The prosecution maintained that Ms Krajnc had been interfering with the pig owner’s property, whilst she defended her actions as an act of compassion towards an animal in need.

Jeffrey Veldjesgraaf, the truck driver, stated that on the date of the incident, he transported approximately 190 hogs between 4-6 months of age, 110 kms (1.5 hours) from…

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