On Friday 19 June 2020, the global animal rights activist community lost a loving, compassionate heartcentred woman who died in the service of exploited farm animals for whom she advocated.
A member of the Toronto Pig Save, Regan Russell was hit by a truck transporting pigs to a slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario. Toronto Pig Save regularly hold vigils outside Fearman’s Pork slaughterhouse and on this unfortunate day, Regan was there outside the slaughterhouse to give the pigs water and bear witness to the transported innocents about to lose their lives in the most violent inhumane manner. She was also there to protest Ontario’s recent legislation making it illegal to hinder or prevent the transportation of farm animals, moreover, to interact with the transported farm animals.
Regan died fighting for what she believed in. Her social justice activism was not limited to pigs. She participated in the Black Lives Matter march in Hamilton, Ontario and has been arrested no less than 11 times throughout her voluntary activism.
The animals and our global animal rights activist community have lost an angel, a warrior whose beauty inside and out will be sadly missed. Thank you Regan for your love, compassion and brave activism. You inspire me to be more.
Rest In Peace Regan xoxoxoxo