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.