A Place for Passion: Criminal Compassion

Courtney Ryckman looks at the case against Anita Krajnc, a Toronto Pig Save activist charged with mischief for giving water to pigs en route to slaughter. She explores the power of bearing witness to animal suffering and the criminalization of compassion for farm animals.

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Stephanie Bell

Dr. Bell is the Associate Director of York University's Writing Centre and an Assistant Professor in the Writing Department's Professional Writing degree program. She spends her time devising ways of using critical pedagogy to support students' understanding of and commitment to academic and professional integrity. The podcast course is a result (and continuation) of one such experiment.