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Bill 156: Never Turn Away
June 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am - June 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am
On June, 17th the government of Ontario voted in favour of Bill 156, an ag gag law that will make it illegal to bear witness to animals on factory farms, transport trucks and any area deemed an ‘Animal Protection Zone’.
Anita Krajnc, Toronto Pig Save co-founder says, “This government’s Bill 156 is asking people to turn away from suffering animals, and that is evil. We will not look away. We will continue to bear witness to innocent pigs, cows, chickens and other animals in front of slaughterhouses and share their stories and in the words of Leo Tolstoy ‘come close, as close as we can, and try to help’.”
Ontario’s newly passed Ag Gag Bill 156 is an evil, undemocratic and unconstitutional piece of legislation which violates Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
On June 19th, 2020, a beautiful soul was taken from us. Regan was tragically struck and killed by a pig transport truck while standing peacefully on public property outside of Fearmans slaughterhouse. She bore witness and gave water to the pigs on a scorching hot day, offering them a final moment of respite – as she had done at weekly animal vigils for years. She died fighting against the animal agriculture industry that hides the truth, as shown by the passing of “ag gag” legislation, Bill 156, designed to outlaw lawful protests and vigils at slaughterhouses.
Join our global action on Wednesday, June 24th to let the Ontario government know how we feel about this unjust law and honor Regan’s memory.
Animal Save Movement will hold protests in the following cities and countries:
Argentina (Córdoba and Mar del Plata)
Costa Rica (San José)
Canada (Toronto, Winnipeg, Manitoba)
México (Ciudad de México)
Please join us.
Organize a protest in front of the Canadian embassy or consulate in your city or demonstrate in front of the government building.
Contact journalists and media of interest in your country and let’s claim the right to bear witness.
Contact us if you want to organize a protest in your city.
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