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·         Protester dead in Burlington after being struck by transport truck at pig slaughterhouse

·         Vegan Activist Regan Russel Killed At Slaughterhouse Pig Save Protest

·         Animal rights activist killed while protesting pigs en route to slaughterhouse

 

 

Protester dead in Burlington after being struck by transport truck at pig slaughterhouse

 

By Louie Rosella, Inside Halton

via The Toronto Star (Canada) - June 19, 2020

 

Halton Regional Police are investigating a pedestrian fatality in Burlington Friday after a protester was reportedly struck and killed by a transport truck outside the slaughterhouse.

 

The incident occurred outside the Fearmans Pork meat processing facility at Appleby Line and Harvester Road.

 

Witnesses said the protester was giving water to the pigs that were inside the trailer of the transport truck while it was still moving when she was struck and killed.

 

Animal rights protesters have a long history of protesting at Fearmans...

 

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https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/06/19/protester-dead-in-burlington-after-being-struck-by-transport-truck-at-pig-slaughterhouse.html

 

 

Vegan Activist Regan Russel Killed At Slaughterhouse Pig Save Protest

 

by Alix Coe, Raise Vegan

June 20, 2020

 

Vegan activist Regan Russel was killed yesterday at a Toronto Pig Save protest in Burlington.

 

The 65-year-old activist was hit by a truck as she gave water to pigs that were being transported into the facility.

 

“Died Fighting For What She Believed In”

 

“She died fighting for what she believed in,” said Mark Powell, Russel’s partner of 19 years.

 

“Whatever it cost, she would pay,” he added, “Sometimes it’s money. Sometimes, it’s this.”

 

Russel has been described as a “kind, elegant, strong, and courageous” person by her friends, who was committed to not just animal activism, but many social justice issues.

 

“She supported Black Lives Matter, Indigenous rights and she was an intersectional vegan who understood the importance of equality,” said her friend, Anita Krajnc.

 

Vegan Activist Regan Russel

 

The passionate activist’s 90-year-old mother Pat Russel has shared that she was often concerned about her daughter’s welfare at protests.

 

“Animals Were Her Life” ...

 

more, including links

https://raisevegan.com/vegan-activist-regan-russel-killed-at-slaughterhouse-pig-save-protest/

 

 

Animal rights activist killed while protesting pigs en route to slaughterhouse

A long-time animal rights activist died after being hit by a truck while protesting outside a slaughterhouse west of Toronto on Friday, her friend said.

 

Canadian Press

via Kitchener Today (Canada) - Jun 19, 2020

 

A long-time animal rights activist died after being hit by a truck while protesting outside a slaughterhouse west of Toronto on Friday, her friend said.

 

Anita Krajnc, co-founder of the group Toronto Pig Save, said the woman was one of a handful of activists with her organization holding vigil outside a pork processing plant in Burlington, Ont., on Friday.

 

"She was in front of the truck when it ran over her," said Krajnc, who wasn't at the vigil, but relayed what one of the witnesses saw.

 

The group plans to hold an all-night vigil in honour of their friend and the pigs she loved, Krajnc said.

 

"We have asked management to get some of these pigs in the truck to a sanctuary in her name," she said.

 

Halton police said they received a call around 10:20 a.m. about a pedestrian who had been struck by a transport truck. They said the woman, in her 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The group has long protested the slaughter of pigs at Fearman's Pork and were there Friday to protest the recent passage provincial legislation that protects farmers from animal rights activists who trespass on their property.

 

Toronto Pig Save, along with many other animal rights activists, vociferously protested the passage of the bill, which they referred to as the "ag gag" bill.

 

"There was a feeling to bear witness to the pigs and this person, our friend, was showing compassion and love to the animals for years," Krajnc said.

 

Toronto Pig Save regularly holds "vigils" outside the facility, and on hot days activists will feed water to the pigs as they're taken to slaughter.

 

"We have had many close calls here," Krajnc said. "We have asked for trucks to stop for two minutes so we can bear witness, say goodbye to the pigs and give them water."

 

The group drew international headlines in 2015 when Krajnc was arrested...

 

more

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/around-ontario/animal-rights-activist-killed-while-protesting-pigs-en-route-to-slaughterhouse-2448197