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Animal Rights Activists Cleared over Pig Farm Filming

by 5m Editor
16 November 2011, at 6:13am

FINLAND - Finland Proper District Court has rejected most of the charges against animal rights activists who secretly filmed the conditions at several pig farms.

Four activists were charged with breaching the peace and defamation in relation to filming conditions on pig farms without permission in 2009.

The video material from 30 farms ended up on the internet, sparking a public outcry, YLE reports.

Three of the activists had the charges against them thrown out due to lack of evidence, while one was sentenced to a 20-day suspended jail term for breach of the peace.

The plaintiffs’ request for nearly 200,000 euros in compensation was rejected as groundless.

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