|THE SAVE MOVEMENT AROUND THE WORLD
Thanks Fabian Pinto, organizer with Save Movement Lima, for the beautiful new The Save Movement logo.
Please watch video: On March 3, Guelph Cow Save activists ran on the road and stopped a transport truck so they could bear witness to the victims: the cows about to die inside the Cargil kill facility.
At their Weekly Saturday Chicken Vigil March 4 at Hallmark chicken slaughter plant, Vancouver Chicken Save activists were sprayed with a water hose by a slaughter plant worker. They still managed to bear witness and report:
“Bearing witness. Seeing them. Hearing them. Open your eyes. Listen. These chickens are fellow earthlings that want to live. They are voicing their fear. They do have a voice. This little sweetheart’s voice is raspy and sad but she’s still using it to cry out. We see you. We hear you. We love you. We’re trying. We’ll be back next week – of course – but with rain gear & umbrellas and loving kindness.”
Please watch video:
Welcome, Save Movement The Netherlands: Part of the worldwide network of Save groups bearing witness to farmed animals and promoting veganism and love-based, grassroots activism.
Their first vigil is set for March 22 in Boxtel: FB event page.
Please watch this moving video: “We Lost Everything.” They just wanted to live.
South Wales Animal Save (formerly Cardiff Pig Save) held a vigil on February 22 at St. Merryn’s slaughterhouse in Merthyr.
Video by Vikki Fauna
Suffolk Animal Save held their second all-day vigil on February 27, at C&K Meats in the morning and then at Eye Poultry in the afternoon.
The first touch of sunshine on my face,
But around the corner; my death for your taste.
(Read the rest of this poem dedicated to a young innocent pig at this link)
Welcome, Shropshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Animal Save, the 40th Save group in the UK!
Los Angeles Animal Save‘s latest vigil took place on February 27 at Farmer John’s slaughter plant. Please watch this video report by Gabriel Casas:
On Joaquin Phoenix’s advice, we held a two-minute moment of silence/meditation at the beginning of the vigil…for the pigs and to work together as a group to build a calm, loving energy field. It was absolutely incredible what these activists did that night, and will continue to do at the vigils. Thank you.
On March 3 Portland Animal Save held a vigil for cows. Please watch videos:
“Dan, a vegan of 25 years, stopped by to chat with us at our vigil today. So awesome to meet him and hear what he had to say about veganism!”
“One thing you can do to save the planet is become a vegan.”
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, March 7, 7:30 am – 11:30 am: Toronto Slaughterhouses Exposed! at the corner of St. Clair and Keele, 7:30-9:30 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.
• Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 am – 9:00 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil at “Maple Lodge Farms” slaughter plant (8301 Winston Churchill Blvd)
RSVP: event page
• Wednesday, March 8, 6-7 pm: Vigil at Conestoga “Meat” Packers. Hosted by KW Animal Save.
RSVP: event page
• Thursday, March 9, 8 am – 12 noon: (See top of newsletter for #pigtrial courthouse vigil info) 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).
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 (iVegan.ca
) 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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