1955 - 2020
On June 19th, 2020, a beautiful soul was taken from us. Regan was tragically struck and killed by a pig transport truck while standing peacefully on public property outside of Fearmans slaughterhouse. She bore witness and gave water to the pigs on a scorching hot day, offering them a final moment of respite - as she had done at weekly animal vigils for years. 

– Art by Jane O'Hara
She died fighting against the animal agriculture industry that hides the truth, as shown by the passing of “ag gag” legislation, Bill 156, designed to outlaw lawful protests and vigils at slaughterhouses.
Regan Russell Bearing Witness Hours Before She Was Killed
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Activist and Regan's friend Lori Croonen, who was at the Toronto Pig Save vigil with Regan, prepared this video of the last time she bore witness on the morning of Friday, June 19th.

Regan gave water to thirsty pigs that hot scorching morning and was holding a one-gallon water bottle with a hose when she was struck and killed.
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Justice for Regan Fundraiser

A GoFundMe in Regan's name has been set up to carry on her legacy
Regan’s husband, Mark, released a statement containing calling for ag-gag Bill 156 to be repealed: "In pursuing justice, we have this to say; it does not end with a senseless death or a major meat distributor. This is not just a fight for vegetarians, vegans, and animal rights activists. This is a fight for the sanctity of our rights as free citizens to demonstrate for what we believe in."

We seek to repeal Bill 156 in its entirety, and let it be known we believe Regan’s blood is on the hands of those that supported this vile legislation.
All funds raised are to assist Regan's family with funeral and legal expenses, and to carry on Regan's legacy.


On June, 17th the government of Ontario voted in favour of Bill 156, an ag gag law that will make it illegal to bear witness to animals on factory farms, transport trucks and any area deemed an ‘Animal Protection Zone’.
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Please join us to let the Ontario government know how we feel about this unjust law (Bill 156) and honor Regan’s memory.⁠


Organize or attend a protest in front of the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your city, or demonstrate in front of a government building. 

Contact journalists and media of interest in your city/country and let's claim the right to bear witness.
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Join the thousands of activists participating in solidarity around the world

A Tribute to Animal Rights Regan Russell

All around the world, a devastated Animal Rights community has expressed the same feelings: "It could have been any of us, and even if I never had the chance to meet her in person, her death feels like that of a family member."

Memorials, vigils, protests and art are some of the ways that activists have chosen to express their respect and support to Regan and her family.

Actions for Regan

A pig vigil was held at Fearmans with Regan's friends and family.

Calgary Animal Save: These photos are part of the story of Regan's death. One is never forgotten when her story is shared and carried in the hearts of others. 

Click here to view all pictures.
"We put our faith in the fact that they will let us peacefully bear witness and show compassion to animals who are about to be slaughtered. That’s all Regan was doing that day. She wanted to peacefully bear witness. And she was violently run down."Brisbane Animal Save

More than 50 activists showed up in Montreal to honour her life. Tears were shed for her and the pigs she loved. Activists held candles and paid tribute with words of admiration, sadness and solidarity. – Montreal Animal Save

Art for Regan

A Tribute Video for Regan...

A powerful international tribute to the amazing activist Regan Russell.

Media Coverage

Regan did not die in vain. Her life and death has been echoing all over the world for the past week. Here are some of the highlights:
Born Free USA Blog
The Life and Legacy of Regan Russell - CHCH TV

We will make sure that you are never forgotten, Regan.


We must come together, as one, to achieve the change we wish to see in the world.

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