Neither side wins with 'Pig Trial' verdict

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Opinion

The recent court case of Anita Krajnc, informally called the “Pig Trial,” has come to a close, and the farming community leaves the courtroom with disappointment. Sort of. Rather than a one-sided legal rout for animal rights activism, the verdict delivered in this criminal mischief case actually supports Ontario farmers in a number of ways. Let’s start with the main conclusion. The mischief charge central to this case related to an animal activist impeding a load of pigs during transportation to a Burlington processing plant. As described by Justice David Harris in his verdict, this charge pursued by the Crown was…

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