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Slaughterhouse Vigils with David Animal Save














Beloved Pig Save Activist Regan Russell Killed

Animal rights activist Regan Russell, 65, was struck and killed by a pig transport truck in front of Fearmans slaughterhouse on Friday, June 19, 2020. Regan was at a Toronto Pig Save vigil with 6 other activists giving pigs water on a scorching hot day.

She regularly attended pig vigils and on this particular day Regan was there to oppose Ontario ag gag Bill 156, which had passed two days prior. Regan died trying to expose what Bill 156 will hide. Regan was born and raised in Hamilton and moved to Winnipeg where she became a model. She was an animal activist since 1979 and enjoyed spending time with the family’s seven rescue cats. Her husband Mark calls for continued fight against animal abuse:

“In pursuing justice, we have this to say; it does not end with a senseless death or a major meat distributor. This is not just a fight for vegetarians, vegans, and animal rights activists. This is a fight for the sanctity of our rights as free citizens to demonstrate for what we believe in. We seek to repeal Bill 156 in its entirety, and let it be known we believe Regan’s blood is on the hands of those that supported this vile legislation.”


Heer is the beautiful memorial video that was made in honor to Regan: we will never forget you!



 David Animal Save Holds Vigils at the Slaughterhouse of Machisa s.a in Pedregal, David, Chiriqui

David Animal Save is one of over a 1000 chapters of Animal Save Movement, which started in 2010 when Anita Krajic started to bear witness at the Fearmans pig slaughterhouse in Toronto.

Accompanied by her dog Mr. Bean, she stood by the trucks entering the slaughterhouse and started to give water and of course love, to the pigs entering the slaughterhouse. The images of the animals going to slaughter and the way they are transported, are all evidence of the ways in which humans exploit, torture and then kill innocent and sentient beings such as pigs, cows, goats, hens, sheep, ducks, and geese. 

 We bear witness of their suffering and share the images and videos of our nonviolent direct action with the world through Social Media. The Save Movement has grown a lot, and now is comprised of 3 branches: Animal Save Movement with groups in over a 100 countries bearing witness at slaughterhouses.


The Health Save Movement, which puts the emphasis on healing the word and the food system through whole food plant based eating (veganism) and pushes for a change to the food system and an end to animal exploitation in all its forms.


Last but not least The Climate Save movement aims at creating understanding for the devastation caused by animal agriculture, leading to climate change and global warming. This past year we have seen several horrible events that illustrate the importance of ending animal agriculture: the bushfires in both the Amazon and Australia. 

Back to David Animal Save: we have been holding weekly Vigils at the David, Panama, slaughterhouse for almost 3 years now and we have been witness to thousands of animals going to their death against their will and at the hands of humans. we want to end this, and this is why we keep holding vigils, and why we keep sharing images with the world, and why we need more people ( who are not yet vegan) to join our Vigils.


We usually hold our vigils on Sundays. Our events are always announced on our Facebook Page and on Instagram, and we will also announce our events on this website.


If you are interested in joining our Vigils, please send us an email here




Images from past vigils

Bear witness with us!

The animals need you!

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