Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 20/2/17

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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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Please join us tomorrow as we bear witness with our friend Wayne Hsiung of Direct Action Everywhere.
RSVP: FB event page



Pig Trial Courthouse Vigil for Anita Krajnc
Please join us in support of the right of pigs to be treated as individuals, not property! Toronto Pig Save’s Anita Krajnc trial continues on March 9th with closing statements. Anita was charged with criminal mischief and interference with property in connection with an incident on June 22nd, 2015, at a vigil in Burlington. Come to be the voice for the millions of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals that needlessly suffer and are killed each day!
A simultaneous slaughterhouse vigil will take place at Fearman’s pig slaughterhouse, 10 minutes’ drive from the courthouse.
March 9, 8:45 am – 12 pm. Schedule TBA
RSVP: FB event page



Please join PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk other like-minded guests in Toronto forUnstoppable, an inspiring and moving presentation. the work of Toronto Pig Save will be recognized at this event.  A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentation.
Join us to help raise funds, celebrate our work, and have fun—all to aid animals in 2017. And bring a friend!
RSVP: FB event page



Please join us on the Women’s March to Fearman’s pig slaughter plant in Burlington on March 11, 11 AM – 3 PM.
RSVP: FB event page



Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat. I’m so lucky to have so many people in my life who love me. I wish all goats were as fortunate as me. Please don’t support industries that kill them, like goats milk or goat cheese.

Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.




Climate Vegan activists hung a banner over the Gardiner Expressway in downtown Toronto during the February 13 morning rush hour to send a message to the commuters.


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On February 11 Save Outreach Squad had a special morning of outreach, making their great weekly work even better. Organizer Mary-Chris Staples reports:
Today, in honour of Valentine’s Day, commuters and pedestrians at St Clair and Keele received a Sweets From The Earth cookie along with a SAVE booklet and information about the local slaughterhouses. In less than an hour, all 500 cookies were gone! I’ve never seen our activists have so much fun! Thank you everyone for your hard work – you brought smiles to many people today and inspired them to consider the plight of animals.



On February 18 Vancouver Chicken Save held their weekly vigil near the Hallmark “Poultry” Processors Ltd chicken slaughter plant.
Please watch FB video of the vigil.
Photo by Jodi Monelle



Mount Forest Animal Save‘s first official event, a morning of public outreach, took place on February 17 in Mount Forest, Ontario. Mount Forest is a small rural community in the heart of farming country. Activists stood at an intersection that sees many transport trucks transporting farmed animals – or their parts after being slaughtered.



Halifax Ad Campaign
Help us put  informative, creative, and thought-provoking vegan ad posters in Halifax, Nova Scotia! We are at 63% of our goal.
Halifax ferry riders will come face-to-face with the question, “Why Love One But Eat the Other?” This question challenges people to think about their daily food choices, utilizing the powerful tool of cognitive dissonance by highlighting the similarities between animals we call “friend” and those we call “food”.  Canadian food industry facts and figures will feature prominently in the campaign.
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On February 15 Bristol Animal Save held a vigil for the pigs at the Tulip slaughter plant in Westerleigh, just outside Bristol.
Photos by Blu Hawkes


These beautiful creatures have now been gassed and dismembered, and their body parts packed up for the likes of Danepak and Waitrose.
Meet your meat.



Wigan Animal Save‘s first vigil took place February 20 at Blacklidge Bros, Warrington Road Industrial Estate, where they bore witness to the cows and sheep bound for slaughter.
Please watch FB video of the vigil: Cows being marched to their deaths.






On February 18 Seattle Farmed Animal Save held their first official event, a peaceful morning vigil outside the Enumclaw Sales Pavilion, to raise awareness and educate the public. They report:
“Thank you to each activist who joined us today for our first vigil at Enumclaw Animal Auction! There were 21 of us bearing witness and standing together for the animals. We look forward to holding regular vigils at this sales pavilion and at cow and chicken slaughterhouses several times each month.”
Please watch FB video: This family was sold at the animal auction that takes place every Saturday in Enumclaw:

Outside the Enumclaw Sales Pavilion. “We sat inside the auction for a while then went outside with our signs and raised awareness. We got lots of thumbs-up’s from passersby and we got a few other not-as-nice gestures, too. Planting seeds!”



North Carolina Farmed Animal Save‘s latest vigil was held February 19 at House of Raeford Farms chicken slaughter plant near Teachey, North Carolina.

“For health’s sake…EAT POULTRY!” is the legend on this filthy truck, crammed with abused chickens soon to be killed.

This young activist has a much better way in mind.



Welcome, Chino Cow Save. They will hold regular vigils for cows at the American “Beef” Packers slaughter plant in Chino, CA (about 40 miles east of Central L.A.), to help end the violent oppression and exploitation of nonhuman animals through bearing witness to their suffering.
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.







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, February 21, 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 9:00-11:30 am at “St. Helen’s Meat Packers” slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road.
RSVP: Outreach
RSVP: Vigil

• Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 am – 10:30 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil at “Maple Lodge Farms” slaughter plant (8301 Winston Churchill Blvd)
RSVP: event page

• Wednesday, February 22, 6-7 pm:  Vigil at Conestoga “Meat” Packers.Hosted by KW Animal Save.
RSVPevent page

• Thursday, February 23, 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



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 five years, The Save Movement has grown to over 100 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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