The Ontario activist who faced a potential jail sentence for giving water to pigs on their way to slaughter has been been acquitted of her charge for criminal mischief.
In a Milton courtroom Thursday morning, Ontario Court of Justice David Harris said that he’s not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that longtime animal-rights activist Anita Krajnc interfered with the farmer’s property in her actions. In recent months, Ms. Krajnc’s cause had become a rallying point for animal-rights activists around the world, and her trial one of the biggest animal-law cases in Canadian history.
“Did Ms. Krajnc obstruct, interrupt or interfere with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of the property? My simple answer to this question is, ‘No. She did not,'” Justice Harris wrote in his decision.
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Justice Harris pointed out that Ms. Krajnc’s actions did not prevent the truck from reaching its final …