Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 29/1/17

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Dear friends,
Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at weekly vigils (please scroll down for vigil schedule)
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We are in the planning stages of organizing a women’s march to Fearman’s pig slaughter plant in Burlington on March 11. Anyone interested in helping please contact us. This event will coincide with the international march involving many social movements.

First-time Toronto Cow Save vigil participant Soumen Karmakar says: “They don’t deserve this. I see them and I feel them. Please join us.” Please watch video taken at St. Helen’s “Meat Packers” slaughter plant.

Please join us at our weekly morning vigils. Scroll down for event listing.



Please follow my Instagram page Lily the Mother Goat. You can see me here taking my human friends for a walk around my home. See my friend Jenny McQueen’s message on her hoodie? Cool, eh?



Have you got your Climate Vegan t-shirt yet? We have two designs to choose from in both female and unisex style.
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The Save Movement started in December 2010 with the inception of Toronto Pig Save. Today there are over 100 groups in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Poland, Italy and now in Sweden (scroll down for new group announcement).
If you or someone you know is interested in starting a Save group, this is the place to start:, and then please email






Welcome, Mount Forest Animal Save, a new group in rural Ontario. Find them on Facebook.
Niagara Farm Animal Save held a dual vigil on January 22. The first vigil was at Fleming Chicks in Beamsville, Ontario. Fleming Chicks is a hatchery that kills the male chicks by putting them in a grinder. The female chicks are sent to farms to either reproduce or to be grown for slaughter. The second vigil took place at Riverview Poultry, a slaughter plant located in Smithville. Riverview Poultry is a slaughter plant and kills thousands of chickens daily.

Photos by Cheryl Lee.

St. John’s Chicken Save held their regular vigil on January 28 at the Country Ribbon slaughter plant. Please read press coverage of the vigil at: St. John’s Chicken Save holds vigil at Country Ribbon


This innocent cow got a brief taste of fresh air just before she was killed.

North East Animal Save held their first vigil on January 27 at Linden Foods, Cramlington, Northumberland.

The next day they held a protest outside Premier Meats. Please watch the FB video by Wendy Woo.
“It was a bit eery seeing the meat knowing they could have been the animals we saw at the vigil yesterday.”




Deeside Chicken Save‘s third vigil took place on January 25 at 2 Sisters Poultry in Sandycroft, near Liverpool.


Morning Vigil at Tolleson, Arizona
JBS is a massive, multi-country animal killing company that provides the bodies of slaughtered animals to a plethora of companies worldwide. On Sunday, January 29, organizers from The Save Movement held a candlelight vigil and on Monday, January 30 they will host a morning vigil outside of the JBS slaughter plant in Tolleson. They hope to meet local activists who will start a Save group and hold regular vigils outside of slaughter plants in this area. They will be teaming up with Phoenix Animal Liberation Society and look forward to meeting everyone at the vigils.
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Welcome, Arkansas Livestock Save. Find them on Instagram.



Smithfield Pig Save‘s latest vigil was held on January 29.



Toronto Pig Save has a firm commitment to hold at least three vigils or other vegan outreach events per week. We currently hold a Pig Save vigil in Burlington together with Cow Save and Chicken Save vigils in Toronto. We encourage everyone to attend a vigil. The more people who attend, the harder it is for society to ignore our protests of the abhorrent exploitation and cruelty to animals. Attending vigils is a daunting, traumatic, but empowering experience. Please join us. Scroll down for vigil schedule.
Weekly vigils and outreach with Toronto-area Saves

• Tuesday, January 31, 7:30 am – 11:30 am:  Toronto Slaughterhouses Exposed! at the corner of St. Clair and Keele7:30-9:30 am,  with Save Outreach Squad, followed by a Toronto Cow Save vigil 9:00-11 am at “St. Helen’s Meat Packers” slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road.
RSVP: Outreach
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• Tuesday, January 31, 7:30 am – 9 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil at “Maple Lodge Farms” slaughter plant (8301 Winston Churchill Blvd)
RSVP: event page

• Wednesday, February 1, 6-7 pm:  Vigil at Conestoga Meat Packers. Hosted by KW Animal Save.
Please join us as we bear witness to the pigs at Conestoga Meat Packers.
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• Thursday, February 2, 8-10 am:  Toronto Pig Save vigil in Burlington in front of Fearman’s “Pork” Inc. slaughter plant at the corner of Harvester and Appleby Line (right by the Appleby GO train station).
RSVP: event page

• Friday, February 3, 9-11 am: Guelph Cow Save | Bear Witness
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Leo Tolstoy defines the duty to bear witness as: “When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help him.”      – from A Calendar of Wisdom
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Toronto Pig Save started in December 2010, with a promise to the pigs of doing a minimum of three vigils and vegan outreach events each week, all year round. We bear witness as a community of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animal victims in slaughterhouse trucks. The animals want us to be present and, with the most pleading eyes, ask for our help when we see them through the portholes of transport trucks. Just as if we were in those horrid trucks, we would want the whole community to be there fighting for our freedom, liberation, rights, and equality. In a way, we are there. All life is one and, “when (wo)men wish to harm others, they really do evil to themselves,” Leo Tolstoy said in his animal rights story “Esarhaddon, King of Assyria”. It’s our positive duty and obligation to act in the present to try to stop the most egregious injustices before us.
“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to her who suffers, and try to help her.” – Leo Tolstoy
In four years, The Save Movement has grown to 33 Save groups around the world. Our dream is to have regular vigils at every slaughterhouse worldwide. We regularly give seed money to new Save groups and require funds for literature, posters, subway ad campaigns ( and vegan outreach events.

Make animal liberation your priority in life! Think of 10 kind things you can do each day and encourage your friends to do the same! Join us and participate in our weekly vigils, start a Save group in your community, and be a regular donor.


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