An animal rights activist has been charged under a new Ontario law for allegedly interfering with a truck carrying pigs to slaughter.
Halton regional police say they laid the first charge under the new law against a woman who was protesting outside a slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ont., on Monday.
Diane Smele says she was walking through an intersection and not blocking a truck carrying that was carrying pigs to the Fearman’s Pork processing plant.
In June, a 65-year-old woman protesting the bill was killed when she was hit by a truck outside the same slaughterhouse.
Smele says the law is unjust and vows to fight the $490 ticket in court.
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