Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 20/11/17

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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 us!  We Love Animals presents Babe – a free matinée at the Carlton Cinema with free snacks.
November 26, 1 PM – 3 PM
RSVP: event page
Please watch: Bearing witness with Toronto Pig Save at Fearmans slaughter plant:
Join us at our weekly vigils! Scroll down for event listing.
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Please watch: Guelph Cow Save bears witness to “spent” mother cows arriving at Cargill ‘Meat’ Packers.

Buenos Aires Animal Save held their first vigil on November 18 at the municipal slaughterhouse. They were not able to see any transport trucks, but they decided to hold their second vigil on November 20 to again try to see animals going in to their deaths and offer them compassion, to bear witness to the injustice.

Welcome Perth Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
On November 10 Melbourne Cow Save had a vigil at JBS cow and sheep slaughterhouse, where truck deliveries were stopped as they had news of the vigil being held. This was part of the 2-day Vegan Activist Experience, where we had people from overseas and interstate attend. The vigil was then moved around to Diamond Valley Pork pig slaughterhouse, where activists got to bear witness to 2 trucks of pigs going in to slaughter. Here is a video of the day, which saw Joey Carbstrong join us:

On November 11, Melbourne ChickenCow and Fish Save held a combined city outreach rally. We were lucky enough to have Pam Ahern from Edgars Mission Farm Sanctuary speak at the Cow and Chicken Save rally.

On November 12, the annual Melbourne World Vegan Day was held and Melbourne CowChickenGoat and Pig Save all had a stall. It was a great day with loads of good conversations and much food consumed. We also had a visit from Sydney Bird SaveSydney Pig Save and Riverina Cow and Sheep Save.
There was an article published in a local Weekly Times last Friday, about The Save Movement here stopping trucks and the impact the truckies feel it’s having on them: Animal Activist Groups Target Livestock Transport
Also, Liz from Melbourne Chicken Save was interviewed and then a radio interview was also then conducted on local ABC radio program “Statewide Drive.”

On November 19 Melbourne Pig Save held a city outreach rally in conjunction with the Australasian Pig Science Association’s 4-day biennial conference in Melbourne, to tell people what really happens behind the closed doors of piggeries around the nation. After the rally we marched to the hotel where the conference was held and stood outside with speakers and posters for an hour to bring this issue to the attention of the public.


Welcome Mauritius Animal Save. Mauritius is a small island nation east of Madagascar. Find them on Facebook.

Save Movement Puebla held their first vigil on November 15 at the municipal slaughterhouse. They report:
“The most painful is being there, seeing it all, without being able to do anything, watch the fear in their eyes, seeing that they have never been treated with love and compassion in their entire lives, and when the moment approaches, they are aware, they know, and yes, they do everything they can to avoid walking forward to their murder.”

Welcome Adisham Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Welcome Ampthill Bird Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is set for December 11: event page.
Welcome Norwich Livestock Market Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is set for December 2: event page.

Hull Pig Save held their first vigil on November 13 at Cranswick Country ‘Foods’ & ‘Poultry.’ Please watch video:


Welcome Connecticut Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Philly Farmed Animal Save held their first vigil on November 18 at Saba Halal Live ‘Poultry.’ They report:
“Today while standing vigil outside of Saba Slaughterhouse, we saw 59 bodies (at least) come outside. 59 people who were alive this morning are no longer. They may be forgotten by most, but not by us. We will not forget those black bags, and the 59 unique individuals inside. And #WeWillBeBack until this place of death is shut down.”
Watch: activists sing outside the slaughterhouse.

Queens NYC Save held a Pre-Thanksgiving Vigil on November 18 at Corona Live ‘Poultry’ Market, Inc.



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, November 21, 7:30 – 11:30 am:  Toronto Slaughterhouses Exposed! at the corner of St. Clair and Keele7:30-9:30 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.

• Thursday, November 23– 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).
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• Thursday, November 237:30 – 10 pm:  Toronto Chicken Save Vigil at Maple Leaf “Foods” Inc. slaughter plant at 100 Ethel Ave.
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• Friday, November 247:45 – 10:45 pm:  Toronto Fish Save: Dive into Reality: Whiskey & Waves Protest
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• Monday, November 27, 10 – 11:30 am:  KW Animal Save’s Outreach and Pig Vigil
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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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