#59: No Criminal Charges for Trucker Who Killed Regan Russell

#59: No Criminal Charges for Trucker Who Killed Regan Russell

 
 
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July 24, 2020

Hosts Peter & Camille are back at it after a short summer vacation! There’s a lot of animal news in the headlines, so this episode breaks it down. We discuss:

  • Canadian Animal Law Conference tickets are now available!
  • Why no criminal charges were laid against the driver who ran down and killed activist Regan Russell outside Fearmans Pork slaughterhouse (and why police and prosecutors have a long history of giving the meat industry a free ride, while targeting animal advocates)
  • A class action suit against the Cargill slaughterhouse in Alberta, for letting COVID-19 run wild amongst workers
  • Animal Outlook’s lawsuit in the wake of a fish farm investigation
  • New Zealand courts throwing out secretly-recorded video evidence of animal cruelty on a dairy farm
  • A California court ruling that the state’s foie gras ban is constitutionally-compliant
  • Two guilty pleas in last year’s Alberta turkey farm occupation
  • Spain and the Netherlands killing off a million minks following COVID-19 infections

This episode’s heroes are the countless animal advocates, along with Regan Russell’s family, who took to the streets recently in a powerful demonstration, calling for an inquiry into her death.

The zero is New South Wales in Australia, which is still failing to crack down on and end cruel greyhound racing.

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Special thanks:

To our producer, Shannon Milling, and podcast editor Micahl Contos.

To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.

To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.

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