Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 10/7/17

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Dear friends,

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



Join us for Non-Violence Training: July 22-23
Join us for a two-day workshop exploring Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence and the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement. See how the lessons of the past can be applied in the present. The event will be hosted and facilitated by Chris Van Breen, who is a co-founder of Direct Action Everywhere. He works with the East Point Peace Academy and the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee. This workshop has helped thousands of people in various social justice movements as well as in prisons, law enforcement, schools and other communities understand the depth of the philosophy of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation.
RSVP: event page.

Sat. July 22 – Northern District Library, room 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto, ON M4R 1B9 (Eglinton subway station) – map –
Sun. July 23 – Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H3 (Queen St. E & Broadview Ave), map –

We highly encourage folks to attend Monday’s All Day Vigil following this training where we will apply what we learned by conducting a special action as part of the days event –

Watch: There was great enthusiasm and lots of support as Toronto animal activists marched in the 8th Annual Toronto Veggie Parade on July 8.


Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat.

This is my friend Mary-Chris. She organizes the Save Outreach Squad in Toronto, raising awareness and helping people go vegan! She ran onto the field at a cruel bull-running event to try to defend the bull and was the target of an angry crowd. We all support you, Mary-Chris!


Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.
Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.

Oh look: Climate Vegans at the Toronto Veggie Parade!


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

They report from the July 8 date in Wantagh, New York:
“We have made some amazing connections out here, here’s Sam of Neck Deep rocking his Save Movement shirt, he even wore it on stage during their set yesterday! He’s gotten 3 of 4 band members to follow his lead and go vegan!”

The Save Movement was present at Sarnia, Ontario, VegFest on July 9. Windsor-Detroit Farm Animal Save report:
“Some of the WDSAVE group at the Save Movement Canada booth. Awesome turnout for the first ever Sania VegFest! Changing minds one heart at a time!”



Welcome, Goderich Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

After bearing witness to scared and filthy chickens, Jennifer Champagne reports from London Chicken Save‘s weekly Vigil & Public Outreach on July 4:
“This morning members of London Chicken Save bore witness to nearly 20,000 innocent victims moment before they entered the slaughterhouse. A growing number of people in the community are showing their support with an overwhelming amount of peace signs, waves and honks!! We will continue our efforts to bring awareness to this huge injustice. Have you joined the vegan revolution yet?”


Welcome, Save Movement Stirling in Scotland. “Save Movement Stirling bears witness to animals sent to slaughter, using a love-based community organising approach.”
Find them on Facebook

Please watch videos by Liverpool Pig Save’s activist Andrew Garner:

Baby piglets’ final journey



The life and death of pigs




Welcome, new Save groups in the U.S.


Chicago Animal Save
We are a group of animal rights activists who will take non-violent direct action to demand all slaughterhouses in Chicago be shut down. We recognize every animal as an individual deserving of compassion and justice.
Find them on Facebook.

Okeechobee Animal Save
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Grand Rapids Farm Animal Save
“We are a direct action and non-violent, love-based chapter of the Save Movement. Our mission is to raise awareness about the plight of farmed animals by bearing witness to those en route to slaughter.”

Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Please watch video from a Phoenix Animal Save vigil:
“It’s impossible to capture the true feeling of their fear and suffering on video, but we hope that these images will inspire everyone to come closer and try to help.”


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 11, 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 12, 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 13, 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 13, 7:30-10 pm: Toronto Chicken Save Vigil at Maple Leaf “Foods” Inc. slaughter plant at 100 Ethel Ave.
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, July 14, 5 – 7:30 pm: Milton Chicken Save vigil and community outreach at Sargent Farms – 189 Mill St, Milton, Ontario
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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