Picture of Regan Russell

Activist Regan Russell

Just devastating. The Canadian animal activist community is reeling from the death of Regan Russell, a kindhearted and courageous animal advocate who was run over by a truck outside a pig slaughterhouse in Burlington Ontario.

This comes mere days after Ontario passed Bill-156; legislation designed to crack down on protests outside slaughterhouses, emboldening the meat industry to declare open season on animal advocates.

“Regan was a kind, elegant, strong and courageous person” said Anita Krajnc, founder of the Animal Save Movement. “She was a mentor to others, and she always did activism with kindness in her heart”.

Regan had been an animal advocate since 1979, attended vigils weekly for years, and cared deeply about justice for animals, racial injustice, and protecting the vulnerable. Thank you for your dedication and compassion, Regan.

If anyone has information about the incident that took place, please contact lawyer Anandi Naipaul of Ross and McBride who is representing the family or lawyer Shane Martínez who is representing Toronto Pig Save. You can also reach the Halton police chief at 905-825-4747 ext. 4700 | chiefofpolice@haltonpolice.ca.