Is it a crime to give a pig water on a hot day?
To eat or not to eat animals. We have been debating the idea for more than two thousand years. But in the last 50 years the rights of animals have moved from the realm of philosophy to our dining room tables...and the streets.
Today, a third of Canadians eat much less meat than they used to - or no meat at all. Some on the advice of their doctor; but an increasing number are saying they can't support an industry whose practices they regard as cruel.
When the thermometer hit 28 degrees last summer, Anita Krajnc pushed a water bottle into a truck-load of pigs on their way to slaughter. Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief. Public outrage and concern over animal welfare blew up, and Krajnc became an international hero.
Karin Wells brings us Krajnc's story in her documentary, "They're Not Human, You Dumb Frick'in Broad!"