VIDEO: Inside the Animal Slaughter Protest by Toronto Vegans

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VIDEO: Inside the Animal Slaughter Protest by Toronto Vegans

Charged with mischief last year for offering water to a pig on a truck headed to a slaughterhouse, Anita Krajnc organized the event.

Photo by Zach Ruiter.

At a rally last week, animal activists tried to block trucks packed with pigs, chickens, and cows from entering slaughterhouses. Photo by Zach Ruiter.

Attention meat eaters of Toronto: if you consumed bacon or other pork products last summer, you might have eaten part of a pig that is at the centre of a court case.

On June 22, 2015, Toronto Pig Save activist Anita Krajnc gave water to a parched pig on a truck headed for slaughter at Fearmans Pork Inc. in Burlington, Ontario.

Anita Krajnc

Anita Krajnc of Toronto Pig Save is charged with criminal mischief for offering water to a pig on its way to be killed. Photo by Zach Ruiter.

She was charged with criminal mischief. Now, if convicted, she faces a six-month jail term, a $5,000 fine, or both for interfering with the use, enjoyment, or operation of property. Her trial is scheduled for August 24, 2016.

“Pigs are just like dogs; they are not property,” Krajnc says. “They are persons, in my point of view.”

An all-day vigil outside GTA slaughterhouses on Aug. 11 grew tense. Photo by Zach Ruiter.

A protest outside GTA slaughterhouses on August 11, 2016 grew tense. Photo by Zach Ruiter.

On August 11, 2016, Toronto Pig Save, Cow Save, and Chicken Save held an all-day vigil outside slaughterhouses in the GTA. Vegan bodybuilders John Lewis, Torre Washington, and Dominick Thompson attended.


Warning: Video contains explicit language and graphic content.

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