- This event has passed.
November 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Due to Covid19 the entire hearing will be held online via zoom. No one will be at the courthouse but people are encouraged to contact the trial coordinator and request to watch online.
People can do this by sending and email requesting to view the trial with my name: Malcolm Klimowicz, the trial dates: Nov 30 to Dec 4, their own name & contact information to:
Comment on the Global News article:
Please donate to Malcolm’s legal defence fund here: https://ca.gofundme.com/minktrial-legal-defence-fund
Animal rights activist Malcolm Klimowicz is facing a 10 year prison sentence after being charged with break & enter at the Walt Freeman mink farm. He entered that farm and 4 other fur farms across Ontario and video taped shocking animal cruelty throughout the industry. The footage generated dozens of media stories that sparked a public debate about the future of fur farming in Canada. Two other fur farmers laid charges but were defeated by animal rights lawyers. Malcolm has pleaded not guilty and will be fighting the charge at trial. In addition to being criminally charged, Malcolm is the target of a civil lawsuit launched against him by one of the defeated fur farm owners.
Stand with Malcolm in court against the fur industry and against Ag Gag Bill 156. The new law now makes it illegal for anyone even if you are an employee to document or film in any location where farm animals are kept or transported. The law criminalizes undercover investigations by groups like Mercy for Animals & Last Chance for animals. It criminalizes people from even approaching animals in slaughter transport trucks. And it also criminalizes anyone from filming inside factory farms, slaughterhouses, or anywhere there are “farm animals.”
This draconian law removes all accountability from the animal ag industry and will definitely hide animal cruelty and abuse from the public. This bill must be repealed.
People are invited to attend inside the courtroom to observe the trial or to stand outside the courthouse with signs.