Final Day in Trial for Woman Accused of Offering Water to Thirsty Pigs; PETA President to Attend Rally

Ingrid Newkirk Will Also Welcome Activist Anita Krajnc as Guest of Honor at Evening's Public Speaking Event

For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2017

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

TorontoPETA President Ingrid Newkirk will gather with a large group of animal rights activists outside the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday as activist Anita Krajnc arrives for her final court hearing. Krajnc faces jail time for sharing water with dehydrated, slaughter-bound pigs on a sweltering-hot day in June 2015.

When:    Thursday, March 9, 9–10 a.m.

Where:    Ontario Court of Justice, 2021 Plains Rd. E., Burlington

“Acts of kindness for terrified, dehydrated, suffering pigs should be lauded, not penalized,” says Newkirk. “As Anita Krajnc faces the final day of her trial, PETA will be outside the courthouse to show our support for her and the mercy that she showed to these animals.”

Before the trial, Newkirk will join a vigil at the slaughterhouse where Krajnc was charged for giving water to pigs.

When:    Thursday, March 9, 8–8:45 a.m.

Where:    Fearmans Pork Inc., 821 Appleby Line, Burlington

On Thursday evening, Newkirk will welcome Krajnc as the guest of honor as she discusses how anyone can be an unstoppable force for animals, in addition to explaining why PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”

Where:    Trinity College at the University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto

When:    Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind