Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 03/7/17

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Dear friends,

Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at weekly vigils (please scroll down for vigil schedule)



Please join the 8th Annual Toronto Veggie Parade which will take place on Saturday, July 8 at noon. Meeting at Queen’s Park. RSVP: event page

How we treat animals is a reflection of our character. Please watch video from a Toronto Cow Save vigil at Ryding-Regency and St. Helens slaughter plants:

Please join Toronto-area Save groups for this week’s vigils. July 3-7 is Vegan Food Giveaway week.

Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat.
Life is beautiful. Please bevegan and have compassion for all. 

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Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.

From our friends at Portland Animal Save:
What’s the leading cause of water usage and pollution, species extinction, ocean dead zones, rainforest deforestation, and contributes more greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere than the entire transportation sector combined? Animal agriculture.



The Save Movement activists Jocelyn Cole, Mariah Noelle and Ananda Elora are travelling with the Vans Warped Tour.

Allyson Barrett of Orlando Animal Save reports from The Save Movement’s table:
“Yesterday I had the pleasure of hanging out with some of the coolest activists I know while representing Orlando Animal Save and The Save Movement at Warped Tour. Thank you ladies for such a great day! If you haven’t already, please head on over and give our pages a ‘like’ and stay updated for upcoming events.”



From their July 1 vigil at Hallmark chicken slaughter plant, Vancouver Chicken Save report:
“It is a glorious thing coming together and fighting for the rights of the sweet and innocent babies that are slaughtered here by the thousands everyday. Thank you all for coming out and helping to grow this inspiring community of badass vegan activists!”


A new Save group is forming in Adelaide, South Australia. The name is not official yet, but they already held a vigil for the pigs. Please watch:


Helsingborg Fish Save held their first vigil July 2. They report:
“Today, about 20 people gathered in the Northern Harbor to bring attention to the massive violence that occurs every day against fishes. It was the first demonstration made for fish in Sweden. After the vigil we held a memorial ceremony for the fishermen. Thank you to all who came today!”


Bristol Animal Save‘s July 3 vigil at Tulip Foods Westerleigh slaughter plant. Here’s their report:
“Photos of the innocent lives being sent to slaughter at today’s vigil. Join us and bear witness weekly. We had a number of vigil first timers today!” Please watch:


Welcome, Maryland Farmed Animal Save. “Our mission is to hold peaceful, love-based and non-violent vigils at slaughterhouses in order to bear witness to the suffering of farmed animals and offer love and compassion in their final moments. We will acknowledge their life, document their unjust exploitation and death and raise public awareness.”
Find them on Facebook

Welcome, Kansas City Animal Save. “We are a group of conscientious volunteers who follow a Gandhian love-based approach and hold peaceful vigils to bear witness of animals on their way to slaughter.” Find them on Facebook

They held their first vigil on June 26 at Triumph Foods, LLC., a facility that takes the lives of over 6 million pigs annually.
“We witnessed many semi-trailers packed full of hundreds of beautiful pigs who would lose their lives today. Thanks to the compassionate, animal loving Kansas City community and our friends at Seattle Farmed Animal Save for helping us get started. Thanks also to VegFest Kansas City 2017 for showing us that there is a better, plant-based way to live that is accessible to all.”

Watch viral video: Los Angeles Animal Save shows love to desperately thirsty pigs outside Farmer John’s slaughter plant:

Tampa Animal Save rescues two chickens at their first vigil
Tampa Animal Save held heir first vigil July 3 at Musa’s Slaughterhouse, which claims to specialize in “hand slaughtering” for the halal and kosher markets. They report:
“We had a girl come to our protest after seeing us out here, and we had a woman stop and give us a bag of corn chips to help lure the chickens; we had a wife of a slaughterhouse worker tell us how her husband feels so much remorse and that she will help us get more info on the slaughterhouse. We liberated 2 chickens, we came together as one and fought for what was right. It was Tampa Animal Save’s first vigil and completely successful event. Thank to all the cars that honked for us and all the people that showed up. So much love for all of you. Animal agriculture’s time is limited.”


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, July 4, 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.
RSVP: Outreach
RSVP: Vigil
• Wednesday, July 5, 6:30-7:30 pm: KW Animal Save’s Weekly Outreach and Weekly Vigil at Conestoga Meat Packers.
Outreach, 5:00 – 6:30
Weekly Pig Vigil, 6:30 – 7:30

• Thursday, July 6, 8 – 10 am: Toronto Pig Save Vigil in Burlington in front of Fearmans “Pork” Inc. slaughter plant at the corner of Harvester and Appleby Line (right by the Appleby GO train station).
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, July 6, 7:30-10 pm: Toronto Chicken Save Vigil at Maple Leaf “Foods” Inc. slaughter plant at 100 Ethel Ave.
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 six years, The Save Movement has grown to over 100 Save groups around the world. Our dream is to have regular vigils at every slaughter plant 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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