Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 26/11/17

Categories: The Save Movement news,Toronto Pig Save news,Toronto-area Save groups news

Dear friends,

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


Toronto Pig Save’s yearly subway ad campaign is back! 
The message of animal liberation will reach millions over the next month in Toronto: Animals are “Just Like Us.”
Please join us at our Sunday vigil this week! Toronto Pig Save will be at Fearmans slaughter plant on December 3, 12 – 2 pm. This might become a regular monthly Sunday vigil.
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Please watch this powerful video from a Sao Paulo Animal Save vigil:
“Many of our activists shouted ‘forgive me’ to the animals while throwing water at the frightened little ones.”

Welcome Toronto Fur Animal Save. Their first vigil is set for December 2: event page
Toronto Fish Save held a vigil on November 24 at Ripley’s Aquatic Prison to tell the public that their “happy” events hide the truth about the animals’ suffering and the injustice of their capture and confinement for human amusement. Please watch:

Save Movement Santiago held their first vigil on November 13. Please watch:

Welcome Zagreb Animal Save, the first Save group in Croatia. Find them onFacebook.

On November 21, Melbourne Chicken Save held a combined 6-hour Street and Slaughterhouse Vigil at La Ionica chicken slaughterhouse in Thomastown. They report:
“La Ionica refuse to stop trucks for us and have taken legal action to bully us into not asking the truckers to stop for 2 minutes any more. But we will not abandon the chickens and will continue with our vigils there, just to be a presence. We also now do ‘traffic light’ street vigils near the slaughterhouse, to make people aware of the cruelty that is happening right in their backyards. We had a good response from the public and gave out lots of information to motorists stopped at the traffic lights. We had the amazing EvoLens with us projecting messages onto the surrounding walls.”

Valencia Animal Save held their first vigil on November 22. They report:
“Last Wednesday we had our first vigil; we gave water to the animals that arrived thirsty and we gave them a little of the love they never received before. We could not save you, but we continue fighting for your siblings.”

“The soul is the same in all creatures, although the body of each is different.”
– Hippocrates, philosopher


Manchester Chicken Save bore witness at Kosher ‘Poultry’ on November 23. They report:
“We bore witness to one truck of broiler chickens that had been used for breeding and as they were over 52 weeks old (typical slaughter age for a breeding broiler) they had fulfilled their use to the farmer and as such were condemned to have their throats slit.”
“On a lighter note we are pleased to say we are slowly building a sort of relationship with the staff at the slaughterhouse enabling us to bear witness peacefully rather than resorting to physical confrontations, we are there for the animals after all.”

Musicians Against Slaughter vigil a huge success
Los Angeles Animal Save‘s weekly vigil for the pigs on November 19 at Farmer John’s slaughter plant was a special and hugely successful one as they partnered with Taking Note – The Vegan Music Documentary. Over 300 people bore witness that night. Please watch video:


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

• Monday, November 27, 10 – 11:30 am:  KW Animal Save’s Outreach and Pig Vigil
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• Tuesday, November 28, 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 30– 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 307:30 – 10 pm:  Toronto Chicken Save Vigil at Maple Leaf “Foods” Inc. slaughter plant at 100 Ethel Ave.
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• Saturday, December 210 am – 12 pm:  Milton Chicken Save – Community Outreach and Vigil
Sargent Farms – 189 Mill St, Milton, Ontario
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• Sunday, December 312 – 2 pm:  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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• Saturday, December 165 – 11 pm:  Winter Wonderland: Animals Beyond Borders VII
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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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