An animal rights activist group is calling for the arrest of a livestock hauler and for trucks to stop at the gates of processing facilities for five minutes to “allow safe interactions between activists.”
On Friday, June 19, at the Fearmans Pork Inc. meat processing facility in Burlington, Ontario, 65-year-old animal rights activist Regan Russell was struck and killed by a truck that was transporting pigs to the facility.
According to other protesters there, Russell was giving water to the pigs when she was fatally struck.
On Sunday, fellow activists gathered at the police station in Halton.
We are demanding justice for Regan Russell at the Halton Regional Police Service Headquarters this afternoon. Should be covered on CTV / CP24 later today. #ReganRussell #JusticeForReganRussell #stopbill156 #govegan4regan pic.twitter.com/UknWDhyKVW— Jason Fonger (@JasonFonger) July 5, 2020
The group is asking for police to investigate the incident and bring charges against the truck driver. In addition, they want trucks entering the processing facility to stop for five minutes to allow for safe interactions.
At the processing facility where Russell was struck, all trucks must now stop at the gate before entering the facility.
Animal rights groups frequently protest at processing facilities. Close encounters between protesters and trucks have been caught on camera on numerous occasions.
Truckers don’t give a f about your stupid protest. Get a job.Posted by Walton and Johnson on Sunday, February 16, 2020