#IStandWithAnita: latest truck accident highlights suffering of pigs
photo: Elli Garlin
A truck carrying pigs to a Canadian slaughterhouse has been involved in an accident, highlighting the terrible suffering of pigs used in the food industry.
photo: Dave Ritchie/CBC
The pigs were being transported to Fearmans Pork Plant in Burlington, which is the slaughterhouse at which animal rights protestor Anita Krajinc gave water to dehydrated pigs in an overheated metal trailer in June 2015.
Anita, from the animal rights organisation Toronto Pig Save, was charged with mischief and she is currently on trial. Her cause has rallied the growing animal rights movement, with people all over the world using the hashtag #IStandWithAnita to show their support for Anita and other brave animal rights activists.
Disgracefully, Anita’s kind actions have left her facing jail time or a fine of $5000.
The truck which flipped over this morning was carrying approximately 160 pigs, some of who escaped before being rounded up and sent back on their journey to a brutal death at the slaughterhouse.
This accident represents an additional appalling indignity for the pigs, who are routinely transported long distances in extreme weather conditions. The truck rollover will only have created further fear and stress amongst the animals.
We all stand with Anita, and demand that consumers of meat and other animal products face the reality of the suffering, fear and pain caused by their dietary choices.
Visit the website of Anita’s organisation Toronto Pig Save and show your support.