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...
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.
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
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Regan’s husband, Mark, released a statement containing calling for ag-gag Bill 156 to be repealed: "In pursuing justice, we have this to say; it does not end with a senseless death or a major meat distributor.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.
TAKE ACTION FOR REGAN RUSSELL
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’.
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.
"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