A brave activist named Regan Russell was killed this month. We share more information from The Save Movement and encourage you to demand change in her honor!
“On June 17th, ‘ag gag’ Bill 156 was passed. The bill is designed to cover up animal cruelty on farms and during transport and to outlaw lawful protests and vigils at slaughterhouses.
Just two days later on June 19th, Regan Russell was at Fearmans as part of a special pig vigil to protest Bill 156 when she was tragically struck and killed by a transport truck. She died fighting against the animal agriculture industry that hides the truth, as shown by the passing of the ‘ag gag’ legislation.
Among other troubling provisions aimed at preventing whistleblowers and animal advocates from exposing the abuse of farmed animals, the new law aims to restrict the peaceful protest rights of those who hold vigils at slaughterhouses across the province. It does so by making it an offence to ‘interact’ with farmed animals in a transport truck—a prohibition widely denounced by animal advocates and constitutional law experts as an unconstitutional restriction of rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The vigil on Friday June 19th was one of the last opportunities to bear witness ‘legally’ before the bill became law. (@animaljustice_)
To Regan Russell, every life was ‘worth fighting for’ and we won’t let her efforts be in vain.” Please sign and share the petition that aims to repeal Bill 156.