Why this petition matters
Anita Krajnc has been charged with criminal mischief for offering water to thirsty pigs on their way to slaughter. Anita is coordinator of weekly vigils for Toronto Pig Save (www.TorontoPigSave.org). Activists from the group have been giving water to thirsty pigs for more than two years.
Pigs are crammed by the hundreds into trucks, in extreme heat and extreme cold weather conditions, transported for up to 36 hours without food or water. They are often suffering from dehydration, among other things. In most instances, police have been present, without incident and have helped activists to stop the trucks and said it was ok to give the pigs water.
What is wrong with our legal system, when attempting to alleviate the suffering of another being is seen as criminal, and those who are inflicting the pain and cruelty are left unchallenged?
Anita's act of compassion is not only the right thing to do, but is a duty we all share to help fellow beings who are suffering. Being punished for helping another being in need is outrageous and wrong!
• We ask the Ontario Court of Justice to drop all charges against Anita.
“Compassion is not a crime! Offering water to a thirsty pig is an act of compassion. It is not only a right, but a duty we all share. Causing the pigs to suffer in the first place is what is wrong. I face these criminal charges with dignity, knowing that truth and justice are on my side.”-Anita
• Please join Toronto Pig Save’s weekly vigils and bear witness. Give water to thirsty animals and show them the only compassion humans have ever shown them.
• Please support the work of Toronto Pig Save by donating on their webpage: http://www.torontopigsave.org/donate/ or Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/torontopigsave?ty=h
• Learn more:
Jacy Anthis, “Woman Charged With Criminal Mischief for Giving Water to Thirsty Animals,” Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacy-anthis/woman-charged-with-crimin_b_8299694.html
Gary TV's Best Video You Will Ever See: put this together with a powerful ending: "The Crime: Compassion." https://www.facebook.com/gary.yourofsky/videos/888565781198671/?pnref=story
Here’s Cogeco TV’s "Inside Halton" segment: https://www.facebook.com/lbrejak/videos/10153198683558443/?pnref=story
Anna Pippus explains the absurdity of laying criminal charge against Anita Krajnc for giving water to thirsty pigs in “Woman Criminally Charged For Giving Water To Dehydrated Pigs,” The Dodo: https://www.thedodo.com/giving-water-to-1407462030.html
Vegan Gains’ video: Vegans vs. The Law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfzI9Kys3oI
"Facing jail for giving pigs water" by Peter Fricker,Vancouver Humane Society: http://www.vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca/facing-jail-for-giving-pigs-water/
Thank you to Louise Jorgensen for the poster!