Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 13/8/17

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Dear friends,

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



Please donate to and share the link to the JUST LIKE US: Toronto Subway Poster Campaign
The Save Movement’s next TTC subway ad campaign is so important, and we need your help to get it launched! Our new “Just Like Us” ad series will tell the heartwarming story of cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys, who all feel love, joy, sadness and fear – just like our children, our companion animals, and ourselves. The ads will reveal the horrors these sentient beings are forced to endure in animal agriculture. And it will encourage people to go vegan and become active in The Save Movement. Please watch video about the campaign: TTC subway ad campaign and visit the page to share and contribute if you can:



NOW Toronto Magazine’s Reader’s Choice 2017
Toronto Pig Save and its co-founder Anita Krajnc have been nominated for best activist and best activist campaign by NOW Toronto Magazine for their Reader’s Choice 2017. Please help by voting until September 21:
Best activist campaign: vote here
Best activist: vote here



FARM’s 2017 National Animal Rights Conference

FARM’s 2017 National Animal Rights Conference took place August 3-6 in Washington, D.C. The Save Movement was present with a booth, and organizer Anita Krajnc spoke as part of the panel “The Power of Confrontation in Animal Rights” and at the plenary following the banquet: video here.

Please watch Jane Velez-Mitchell’s video:


Activists took a break from the 2017 National Animal Rights Conference and marched to the White House to bring the message of animal liberation to thousands of individuals and to the centre of American government.

The Save Movement joined local U.S. Save groups for groundbreaking vigils. Scroll down for news about Maryland Farmed Animal Save‘s first vigil on August 7.

North Carolina Farmed Animal Save hosted a vigil for pigs and chickens in Tar Heel on August 8, with Smithfield Pig Save, Augusta GA Animal Save, SC Chicken Save and Toronto Pig Save. Please watch live videos:

With Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary: FB video

And with transport trucks full of pigs:



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Please don’t separate them or any other animal families. Let all families be together.


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

July 30 was tour date in Texas, and on July 31, Jocelyn Mariah and Ananda joined Houston Animal Save for their vigil at Tai Hung Farm Poultry slaughterhouse, where a chicken was rescued! They report:
“We rescued a rooster from its horrible destiny and is now in peace at The Chicken Rescue. Thank you Tiffany Ballou for taking him in.”

Watch Tiffany’s video of the rescued chicken here: FB video.



Activists with Manitoba Animal Save and Vancouver Chicken Save bore witness to pigs headed to slaughter at Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon, Manitoba. Please watch:



Port Coquitlam Animal Save‘s work on behalf of the animals has been noted by the local press: read news coverage of their latest vigil at the infamous Lilydale slaughterhouse, which is owned by Sofina Foods Inc.:
Protests continues outside Lilydale




On the morning of July 31, Melbourne Chicken Save and the Animal Justice Party combined forces to hold a protest at the Geelong Poultry Auction, to highlight the abuse and cruelty, that is prevalent at this place. They report:
“The horror that is Geelong Poultry Auction!
“Last week Didi a hen with half of her insides hanging out was up for sale at Geelong Poultry Auction along with hundreds of other sick and injured birds. Many were crammed into cages so tightly they could not stand. This happens every Monday at 10am. Today Melbourne Chicken Save and The Animal Justice Party Western district held a protest at the sale yards. We will keep appearing at this hell hole to report breaches to POCTA and to be there for the innocent animals. Didi has since had surgery and is recovering well. Today she returned to face her abusers with an army of human friends to speak up for her.”

On July 31, Melbourne Chicken Save held another vigil at La Ionica slaughterhouse in Thomastown:
“We were met with a lot of resistance from security and the slaughterhouse manager, but managed to bear witness to 2 trucks driving 1000s of chickens in to their death.”

On August 5, Melbourne Cow Save held a successful leather outreach event in the city:
“It went so well and we distributed over 1000 leaflets to the general public in just over an hour. People stopped and wanted to know more and we were able to educate them about other alternatives.”


Welcome Save Movement Puebla, the second Save group in Mexico. Find them on Facebook.




Shropshire & Worcestershire Animal Save report from their first vigil July 31:
“We can’t promise it’ll be easy to say goodbye to these beauties. Nor can we promise it’ll get easier. But we can promise that you won’t be alone in your sadness, we understand and we’ll support. This was taken from our first vigil at ABP Group this morning, where we bore witness to countless cows. Please join us.”

West Yorkshire Save report from their recent vigil:
“We visited Yorkshire Poultry Products in Bradford where we bore witness to thousands of baby chickens arriving for slaughter. We witnessed chickens arriving dead and some on the verge of dying.”


Please welcome new U.S. Save groups.

Des Moines Animal Save
Their goal is to show love to animals going to slaughter and to share their experiences in hopes of changing people’s choices.
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Minneapolis Animal Save
Find them on Facebook.

Philadelphia Animal Save
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Pikes Peak Animal Save (Colorado)
They aim to hold vigils and bear witness for exploited animals.
Find them on Facebook.

Watch video from Orange County Animal Save‘s vigil at Baladi Poultry slaughterhouse in Westminster, California August 6.



The first vigil in Maryland for farm animals headed to slaughter: Maryland Farmed Animal Save‘s first vigil took place on August 7 at Wagner Meats, LLC slaughterhouse in Mount Airy, Maryland. Please watch live video by Jane Velez-Mitchell:

The vigil received great local media coverage:
Activists protest meat processor in Mount Airy


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, August 15, 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, August 16, 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, August 17, 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, August 17, 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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