The president of PETA arrived in Burlington Monday morning as the so-called “pig trial” resumes.
Ingrid Newkirk and a group of PETA members gathered outside the courthouse to lend their support for Anita Krajnc.
Newkirk says she hopes one day there will be no need for these bogus trials.
“I can’t imagine that this court would impose some sort of punishment on a woman for reaching out to an individual who was thirsty.”
Krajnc was charged last summer with criminal mischief for giving water to a pig that was being trucked to a pork processing plant.
Krajnc, who faces up to six months in jail and a 5-thousand dollar fine says her testimony will raise the issue of animal rights and associated environmental concerns.
More testimony is expected in November.