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Defend Animals - A Farm Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser in Memory of Regan Russell

Stand Up & Defend Animals

Singer Aiden James has started a fundraiser to bring awareness to animal exploitation and the killing of Vegan Animal Rights Activist Regan Russell. She was struck by a transportation truck carrying pigs to slaughter & was killed on June 19, 2020. She was feeding water to baby pigs as a last moment of kindness during a vigil with Toronto Pig Save.

All profits go to assist Farm Animals Sanctuaries in Pennsylvania. Donations will be made in loving memory of Regan Russell. She was a Herculean Animal Rights Advocate. We send condolences to her friends, family, loved ones and the grieving community during this time.

Want to suggest an animal sanctuary in Pennsylvania? Feel free to leave a message in the order notes. Do you need information and help going vegan? Reach out in the comments on social media. #SavePigs4Regan

Regan Russell

About Regan Russell

Today, longtime animal-rights activist Regan Russell was killed by a transport truck carrying pigs to slaughter outside of Fearmans Pork in Burlington, Ontario. The 65-year-old activist was part of a group giving water to pigs as they headed for slaughter, which she was doing when the transport truck accelerated and killed her. Videos taken at the scene—which are often used to document animal suffering—were reportedly confiscated by police.

New ag-gag legislation Bill 156 passed on June 17 in Ontario—which bans activists from “interacting” with farmed animals to document their abuse—includes verbiage that prohibits “persons from interfering with a motor vehicle that is transporting farm animals and from interfering or interacting with the farm animals in the motor vehicle without the prior consent of the driver of the motor vehicle.” Russell, who regularly attended local vigils, intended for this to be her last peaceful protest until the law could be overturned. She had been an avid animal-rights activist since 1979.

In 2015, Animal Save Movement founder Anita Krajnc, who was not present during Russell’s death, was charged with criminal mischief for giving water to pigs outside of Fearmans Pork, and acquitted in 2017 after a trial. “Regan was a kind, elegant, strong, and courageous person,” Krajnc said. “She was a mentor to others, and she always did activism with kindness in her heart.”

There is no information at this time about whether charges against the truck driver will be made.

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