Very sad news

From The Animal Save Movement

19th June 2020

We are devastated to announce the tragic death of Regan Russell, a compassionate animal advocate who was killed today outside of the Fearmans Pork Inc. slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario in Canada. ⠀

Regan died after being run over by a transport truck full of pigs. ⠀

Regan was a fearless fighter and a peacemaker. She bore witness today to offer water to the pigs on a scorching hot day, offering them a final moment of peace – as she had done many times before in legal protest.

“Regan was a kind, elegant, strong, and courageous person,” said Anita Krajnc, founder of the Animal Save Movement. “She was a mentor to others, and she always did activism with kindness in her heart.”⠀

Regan had been an animal advocate since 1979, attended vigils weekly for years, and cared deeply about justice for animals, racial justice, and protecting the vulnerable.⠀

Ten thousand pigs are slaughtered at the Fearmans Pork slaughterhouse every day. Toronto Pig Save activists have been holding regular vigils outside Fearmans since 2014 when Quality Meat Packers closed in downtown Toronto. ⠀

The tragic death comes two days after the controversial agricultural gag (“ag gag”) law, Bill 156, was passed in Ontario. Bill 156 is designed to cover up animal cruelty on farms and during transport. ⠀

We ask that Michael Latifi, CEO of Fearmans, agrees to release the pigs who were on the transport truck that killed the activist, to a sanctuary as a sign of compassion and respect.⠀

Toronto Pig Save will be holding a candlelight vigil outside Fearmans slaughterhouse to honour her life. Just like we speak up against Fearmans for murdering innocent beings, we will not stand back as that industry of death shamelessly steals the life of a warrior. She died fighting against an industry that hides the truth, as shown by the passing of “Ag gag” legislation, Bill 156, just days ago.⠀

Regan was a wife, a daughter, a best friend, and we will not let the candles go out. ⠀


2 Replies to “Very sad news”

  1. RIP Regan you worked so hard for animals and you will be sadly missed. I hope this evil place is closed down like all places should that murder animals and all the people that are involved in murdering animals should get the death sentence. The fight will go on.

  2. another angel is lost to the monsters of the meat industry – i hope the driver will face his/her death penalty for killing this kind lady – but i doubt they will face a suitable punishment. what a ghastly job driving animals to their death…….. my love and sympathy to Regans family her pets and her friends

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