Prior to the demonstration, Stevan Harnad, the spokesperson for the event, who is a cognitive scientist and Université du Québec professor of psychology, issued a statement via marketwired.com in which he declared that the same laws of inflicting pain and suffering on humans should also apply to animals.
The vast difference he explained “is that the suffering we inflict on humans is seen as wrong by most decent people – and it is also against the law. Not so for animals. Most of us are not only unaware of their agony in slaughterhouses, but also actively sustaining and funding it as consumers.”
Toronto Pig Save powerhouse Anita Krajnc, whose legal case was recently dismissed after she was charged criminal mischief for giving water to suffering pigs that were headed to slaughter, was among the determined protesters who marched from the Human Rights Monument to Parliament Hill.
Anita Kranjc, who made headlines after she gave water to a pig on the way to the slaughterhouse, was one of the guest speakers before the march to Parliament Hill. Ashley Fraser / Ottawa Citizen
Krajnc was one of many speakers at the monument who talked about the growing movement including continuing support of Bill C-246, The Modernizing Animal Protections Act, which had previously been rejected by Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet in October 2016.
As per the Animal Alliance of Canada, the bill would have been the first substantive change in more than a century to Canada’s animal protection laws, which it claimed are among the worst in most developed countries.
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