For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
Toronto – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to the court’s dismissal of charges against Anita Krajnc for giving water to dehydrated, slaughter-bound pigs on a sweltering day in June 2015:
The judge recognized compassion as a virtue in this case, and common sense prevailed in the finding that Anita Krajnc was not guilty for showing mercy to terrified, thirsty pigs on their way to slaughter. Her abiding kindness has inspired people all over the world to put down their pork chops and recognize that sensitive living beings are crammed onto trucks in all types of weather so that their throats can be slit.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and more information is available here.