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June 27, 2020 - Common Dreams

We Need More People Like Regan Russell: Mourning and Justice Demanded Over Killing of Animal Rights Activist

We Need More People Like Regan Russell: Mourning and Justice Demanded Over Killing of Animal Rights Activist
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Family and friends are mourning the loss and demanding justice after longtime animal and human rights activist Regan Russell, 65, was killed last week when she was fatally hit by a truck transporting pigs for slaughter while protesting outside of Fearmans Pork Inc. in Burlington, Ontario.

Ten thousand pigs a day are trucked to the facility, which has long been a target for animal rights protesters who gather at the entrance gate to bear witness or provide final comfort to the hogs.

Russell was attending a special pig vigil on June 19 to protest controversial legislation passed in Ontario two days earlier and according to witnesses, had been giving water to pigs inside the trailer of a truck entering the slaughterhouse shortly before she was hit. 

Russell, along with others, was protesting Bill 156, the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, a law that increased fines for trespassing on farms and food-processing facilities and made it illegal to obstruct trucks carrying farm animals.

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