Award-winning filmmaker Shaun Monson, the director behind the characteristic movie Earthlings, is releasing a brand new documentary about Regan Russell—a longtime animal-rights activist killed in June by a transport truck carrying pigs into slaughter outdoors of Fearmans Pork in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Premiering worldwide at this time, There Was A Killing chronicles the aftermath of Russell’s dying. Roughly half-hour in size, the movie consists of new investigative angles of first-hand video footage taken by activists that was reported to have been initially confiscated by police. Interviews with attorneys, a former slaughterhouse truck driver, and activists current on the scene present perception into the occasions that result in Russell’s killing and the way authorities dealt with the aftermath.
Killed someday after the passing of Ontario’s ag-gag laws Invoice 156, Russell—an activist since 1979—was attending a vigil with animal-rights group Toronto Pig Save, an arm of the bigger Animal Save Movement when the transport truck accelerated and killed her. The invoice, which bans activists from “interacting” with farmed animals to doc their abuse, consists of verbiage that prohibits “individuals from interfering with a motorcar that’s transporting livestock and from interfering or interacting with the livestock within the motorcar with out the prior consent of the motive force of the motorcar.” There Was A Killing delves into the function of Invoice 156 on Russell’s killing and its affect on the motive force’s misdemeanor costs of careless driving—costs that animal-rights group Animal Save claims are inadequate.
“It’s compelling to see the footage, a few of which was by no means launched to the general public, and listen to first-hand accounts of Regan’s dying,” Monson informed VegNews. “In exploring the story, together with a brand new animal ag-sponsored legislation that seemed to be a license to kill, one can’t assist however marvel if there was a cover-up and corruption concerned.”
Following the movie’s 3:00 pm ET on-line premier, Monson and Lisa Bloom—a vegan civil rights lawyer and authorized commentator—will lead a stay, interactive Q&A session. Registration for the stay occasion might be discovered on Animal Save’s website.