Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 24/7/17

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Dear friends,

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



Action for Chickens
Today! Monday July 24, 3-10 pm
Join Direct Action Everywhere and Toronto Chicken Save as we demand at City Hall that the City of Toronto recognize the consciousness of chickens and acknowledge that there is no humane way to exploit them. This will be followed by a march (2+ hours) from City Hall to the Maple Leaf Poultry slaughterhouse.
3:00 – Meet up and briefing at Toronto Peace Garden, near City Hall
3:30 – Action at City Hall
4:30 – March including disruption
7:30 – Rara’s amazing food followed by Chicken Vigil
RSVP: event page

Non-Violence Training Workshop a Success
50 people attended the two-day nonviolence training workshop with Chris Van Breen, co-founder of DxE and nonviolence advocate. The organizers report:
“Thank you to everyone who dedicated their weekend to this important training. A huge shoutout to Chris for visiting us in Toronto and facilitating a great workshop! Looking forward to incorporating this knowledge into our daily lives and upcoming disruptions and protests.”

Please join us for Monday’s Action for Chickens where we will apply what we learned by conducting a special action as part of the day’s event.

New banners unveiled by Toronto-area Save groups
Please join us at our weekly vigils.

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Welcome, Elora Farmed Animal Save. “We bear witness to animals en route to slaughter, in situations of exploitation or other suffering, and we ask that people see the individuals in animals, their sentience, and to go vegan.”
Find them on Facebook.



London Chicken Save had a successful family and friends vigil July 20 with lots of new faces at their recent vigil. They report:
“We had an amazing turn out today at our special family and friends vigil! Thanks to everyone who was able to join us this week!”


Save Movement Valparaíso held their first vigil on July 21. They report:
“Feelings of emotion, sadness, impotence filled our hearts. These animals don’t deserve or want to die. They want affection, respect, to live in harmony, and deserve that and much more. Sorry for not breaking the consumption chain that allows them to live and die in loneliness, sadness, and cruelty. We’ll do the impossible to change this. Thank you for letting us take your message to the world.”
Please watch:




Welcome, Save Movement Cancun, the first Save group in Mexico. They already held several vigils and will be bearing witness to cows, sheep, pigs and chickens. Find them on Facebook.
Please watch vigil video:




Aberdeenshire Animal Save held their latest vigil on July 20 at Quality Pork Processors (Brechin). They report:
“Throughout the whole day 4 trucks pulled into the slaughterhouse. These were 3- to 4-level trailers with around 75 to 100 pigs per truck. This means we witnessed up to 400 pigs sent to slaughter today. Thank you to all the activists who were able to come and showing these loving living beings some compassion.”



Welcome, Sacramento Animal Save. “We “erect glass walls” at Sacramento and Bay Area slaughterhouses in order to encourage people to choose vegan, protect the environment, and support farm sanctuaries. Sacramento Animal Save also calls for a just transition for slaughterhouse workers as we adjust our food economy to a plant-based diet.”
Find them on Facebook.

Join The Save Movement in Tar Heel, NC on August 8 for an amazing action with activists from 5 Save groups participating! Don’t miss this one. Join us!
RSVP: Vigil for Pigs & Chickens



Central PA Farmed Animal Save held their first vigil July 19 at the Tyson slaughterhouse in New Holland. They report:
“No trucks came, but we had a nice conversation with a 16-year-old, then were able to express our love to the sheep and lambs at the animal auction 2 blocks away. They will be auctioned off in the AM, then trucked to the death camp.”


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 25, 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, July 26, 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 27, 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 27, 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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