Woman who gave doomed pigs water found not guilty

A Toronto woman who was charged with mischief after giving water to pigs on a truck headed to slaughter has been found not guilty.

Animal activists filled a courtroom in Milton, Ont., Thursday morning where Justice David Harris said he was not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Anita Krajnc wilfully interfered with a farmer’s property in the incident.

Krajnc, an activist with the group Toronto Pig Save, had pleaded not guilty although she admitted that she gave water to the pigs.

One of Krajnc’s lawyers has said Krajnc was acting in the public good and was therefore not breaking the law.

But the Crown argued that the pigs were the property of a farmer, and Krajnc was interfering with his property.

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  • How to waste money over nothing.

  • FactsWillOut

    The arresting officer and crown prosecutor who approved the charges should be fired.
    The CSA engages in rank bribery, the crown does nothing, some bimbo gives some water to some pigs, and the full force of the state is brought to bear.

    The nukes cannot come soon enough.

  • Spatchcocked

    “Here…drink…thy need is greater than mine”

    Sir Philip Sidney.

  • Spatchcocked

    Soldier poet gentle man and loving subject

  • LairdKintyre

    Thank you Justice Harris. You have just given every other half witted animal rights activist the green light to do more acts like this. Yes. It may seem a trivial matter. But the bottom line is these pigs were on their way to the slaughter house to be made into food. The farmer is libel for everything these animals may injest. Suppose some foolish person decided to put some strong pain killers in that water or some other drug? If a waiter allowed a random stranger to put something unknown in your food, would you be ok with it? The problem with these activists is they think with their hearts and not their minds.

    • FactsWillOut

      It is arguments like that that spell the doom of our civilization.
      May as well make it illegal to give a thirsty man a drink of water, or give an apple to a homeless man, cause WHAT IF ITS POISONED??? THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

      That whole mindset is just an excuse for government oversight of everything, and, while I am not surprised someone brought it up, its still depressing to hear it from so-called “conservatives.”

      • tom_billesley

        The animal rights activists know that if they make an anonymous call to CIFA/FDA, slaughter will be postponed by weeks. They’re not just thinking about the thirst of the pigs.

        • FactsWillOut

          So it’s thought crime? Its the motive that makes the difference, not the act? Or, like Islamic arguments against blasphemy, its the resultant behavior of assholes that make it a crime, not the act in and of itself?

          Abandoning centuries of western jurisprudence over imagined fears is retarded.

          Giving some pigs some water isn’t a crime, no matter why, or how folk behave after the fact.

          • tom_billesley

            It’s cynically working the system to achieve their own ends.
            The animals probably had no need of water. There are animal welfare regulations for transporting by road and no reason to believe there was any breach of regulations. Activists could give water to pigs, put the video on YouTube, then report to CIFA/FDA that something had been added to the water. Sabotage disguised as an act of kindness. The animals may have had to be taken to rented land for a quarantine period, then tested by veterinarians, all financially damaging.

        • LairdKintyre

          Exactly.

        • LairdKintyre

          And suppose next one of these animal activists decides these animals are going to be killed so they commandeer the truck and set them loose? A ruling like this one just emboldened the Left. Trust me, I am against big government but you can’t pander to the Left. They never stop pushing

          • FactsWillOut

            LOL. You yourself are pandering to the left by approving criminalizing giving water to a food animal.
            You people are just like the anti-gun nits who think there will be hordes of deranged murderers on the streets if we allow concealed carry, except its hordes of deranged animal rights activists that you fear.
            Essentially, its people that are pretty much afraid of their own shadow screaming for the state to “do something!” to assuage their fears.
            Utterly pathetic, snowflake behavior, that will eventually, as I mentioned above, destroy western civilization.

            So, if I understand the two of you, I can sum up your positions thus:

            1. Giving water to a food animal = making call to FDA.
            2. Lawyer for the defense:”Defendant gave water to a pig, not a crime according to the Criminal Code of Canada.” Desired outcome of snowfalke :”Its not a crime, but you will be fined or jailed anyway.”…and just make up the law as they go along, just like the left.

            Again, utterly pathetic.

          • Alain

            No, if anyone here is pathetic on this issue it is you. While I realise that urban or non farmers have very little understanding of what is required to run a farm operation, you should be able to understand that this is an attack on private property: the property of the farmer.

          • FactsWillOut

            An attack means some harm was done, harm by the person who allegedly “attacked”.
            that is not the case here.

          • Exile1981

            The pigs could not be sold for an additional 7 days.

          • Exile1981

            Actual it is a crime to introduce an item into the food chain.

          • Minicapt

            You do understand that Pulitzers are not awarded to individuals outside the USA.

            Cheers

          • But that isn’t what happened. Nobody stole a truck.

          • Alain

            They have done such things already, just not this time.

      • Alain

        Rubbish! This is a person’s livelihood that is being attacked. Approving this is like approving shoplifting in a store. Like it or not, the farmer has already had to comply with a long list of extensive government regulations, which include how the livestock must be transported. So it is far more than giving a thirsty man a drink of water.

        • FactsWillOut

          Nothing was stolen, therefore not like shoplifting.
          Nothing was harmed.
          if a farmer can go bankrupt or suffer finacially because of someone giving a pig some water, I suggest you blame the regulatory apparatus that made that possible, not the poor sod who gave the animal some water.

          • tom_billesley

            The regulations are there to protect both animal welfare and the health of the meat consumer. Animals being transported are not a mobile petting zoo.

        • Waffle

          The fact that the judge made such a ludicrous ruling highlights the continuing and longstanding weakness in the office of the Ontario Crown. I would hope that the organization representing Ontario pork producers will see fit to appeal.

      • Exile1981

        The farmer has to certify that animals sent to slaughter were last fed food or water at a certain time. Also they have to certify the animal has not taken any antiobiotics or medicines for 7 days prior.

        Technically thete is no way to do that if someone has slipped a pig some liquid.

        he should have pulled that one pig and sued for the lost income.

        the judge was an idiot.

    • CoolTolerance

      Transportation conditions are horrendous. As a civilized society, it is our duty to ensure their well-being up to the point of slaughter.
      I agree with what you say but also, I understand the animal activist.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Pork Lives Matter

  • Gary

    Acted in the Public good…… so it’s now Okay to bomb the radical mosques that pump out terrorists and spew hate toward gays and promoting Jihad to take over Canada to make an islamic State for allah’s Caliphate.

  • Waffle

    Never mind the “doomed pigs” and the fact than allegedly ‘conservative’ media outlet is playing up this whacked-out activist as a compassionate, caring angel. Anita K. is part of a well-organized group that regularly targets this particular stop to swarm truckers attempting to deliver their load to a nearby slaughterhouse.

    Before you get out the violins and wipe that teardrop from your eye, you should know this:

    “The industry is awaiting the outcome of the trial because Krajnc testified that police were present when the activists had swarmed transports before and didn’t arrest her or other activists.”

    Nice, huh???

    Anita and her cronies are of the same ilk as those who want to shut down our free speech rights and any other rights we might have left in the nightmare that has befallen us

    Read the rest of the article here: http://farmersforum.com/wake-up-animal-activists-want-us-all-to-go-vegan-hog-farmer-in-court-case-says/

    • Alain

      Thank you for pointing this out. I admit to getting more than a little annoyed when people who are normally pretty conservative think that endangering a farmer’s property and livelihood is not the same as when it happens to urban businesses and stores. The theft of livestock is treated as though it is funny and just a prank being a good example. Now with livestock there is what government calls “traceability” meaning that if an animal or fowl is found further down in the food process to carry a disease/virus, the responsibility falls back on the farmer. It fails to take into account all the other stops and even owners that existed between the time the animal/fowl left the farm and the final destination. This is why we do not want other people posing a biosecurity risk to us as this activist did here.

      • FactsWillOut

        In that case, the onus is in the farmer to protect his livestock.
        At worse, the farmer should sue for the lost revenue for that piggy, but the activist still committed no crime (other than blocking the trick and so forth, the act of giving water is harmless) unless she actually gave the piggy a drug, poison or pathogen.
        The fact that regulatory BS is heaped on farmers is no reason to heap more of it on everybody else. As a matter of fact, I think farming as well is over-regulated; the dairy industry comes to mind.