The so-called “pig trial” begins Wednesday in Burlington.
Animal rights activist Anita Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief last summer for giving water to a pig that was being trucked to a pork processing plant.
A video of the incident went viral and received widespread support.
Lawyer Gary Grill says he will argue that Kranjc’s actions were for the public good and “not criminal in any shape or form.”
Grill says he’s confident his client will be acquitted.
Kranjc faces a 5-thousand dollar fine and up to six months in jail.