An animal activist has been fined $2,224, including the 25 per cent victim surcharge, for defacing the entrance to the University of Guelph.
Rajinder Bali pleaded guilty to spray-painting “abattoir” on the university’s stone gateway at Gordon Street and Colleg Avenue, but got off – barely –with no criminal record.
Instead he is to serve six months probation.
The judge was surprised to learn that Bali is a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto; he is also a Guelph graduate.
So, if the tables were reversed and it was a farmer pleading guilty to defacing the home entrance of an animal activist, do you think the judge would let him escape a criminal record?