We live in a world where people are rewarded for monstrocities against nature and punished for acts of humanity. Canadian Anita Krajnc, 48, faces 10 years in prison for giving water to pigs in a truck that was en route to the slaughter house.
No - really. 10 years in prison for a crime of 'compassion'.
Animal rights have been a passion of mine ever since I read Anna Sewell's heart-breaking classic, Black Beauty which triggered me self designating myself as the local animal-crusader as a kid and saving countless injured puppies, stray cats, motherless baby squirrels, two pigeons with broken wings, one very unwell owl and a crippled calf.
So it is not without lack of understanding of Anita's 'brash act of kindness' that I attest to her innocence and complete lack of 'malintention'. To read more about the insanity see below!
A video of the incident shows the driver, identified in court documents as Jeffery Veldjesgraaf, climbing from the vehicle to confront Krajnc. “Jesus said, ‘If they are thirsty, give them water,’” she tells him. Veldjesgraaf responds: “You know what? These are not humans, you dumb frickin’ broad.” He threatens to call the police and then asks: “What you got in that water?” When she replies that it is just water, he says: “How do I know?” Ontario hog farmer Eric Van Boekel, who owned the pigs, filed a police complaint the next day.