Saturday, December 12, 2015

Animal activist escapes criminal record

 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.

Bali said he’s trying to draw attention to the animals slaughtered by the university.

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?