Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 08/01/18

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Dear friends,

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


Fusion filmmaker Miguel Endara joins Fearmans & Ryding-Regency vigils
Please join us for a special double vigil with Fusion filmmaker Miguel Endara:
8 – 10 am at Fearmans ‘Pork’ Inc. in Burlington
11 am – 2 pm at Ryding-Regency ‘Meat’ Packers and St. Helen’s ‘Meat’ Packers in Toronto (7 Glen Scarlett Road)
Miguel is a Senior Producer/Director at Fusion, a TV and digital network aimed at a younger audience and created by Disney/ABC and Univision, based out of Miami, FL. He is working on a documentary that will be the first vegan/animal rights documentary for the network and is hoping that it shines more light on the rapidly growing animal rights movement. He will be highlighting James Aspey, Earthling Ed, Joey Carbstrong as well as The Save Movement as one of the most crucial advocacy groups out there.
Please share this event and take every opportunity to spread awareness and promote animal rights activism.
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Please watch video from a Toronto Cow Save vigil with guest This Little Vegan:
Bearing witness: “It’s a really tough experience but I think the way it inspires people is it lights a fire within and it gives us that drive to be a louder voice, to keep fighting.”
peta2 writes:
Not only is “Star Wars” a sci-fi fantasy franchise, it’s also a piece of artwork that reflects pop culture and some of the most profound issues of our time—one of those being the need for animal liberation. The Last Jedi didn’t hesitate to put this issue on screen:
3 Reasons Why ‘The Last Jedi’ Supports Animal Liberation

Toronto Pig Save’s yearly subway ad campaign is running for 8 weeks! 
When you spot one of our ads, please take photos and post them on your social media with the hashtags #JustLikeUs and #TheSaveMovement.

Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat.

I love having friends over to visit.

Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.

Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.

From Animal Agriculture and Climate Change:
“The planet that you are standing on needs you to stand up and start making changes that will ensure the survival of all of us. The best way to do this is simple… Just stop eating meat, dairy and eggs. The planet will be happy and so will you!”

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.

We have two new London groups!
Welcome London Fish Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome London Ontario Fur Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

London Chicken Save report from their January 2 vigil:
“Thank you to everyone who could make it to the event today. We saw one truck arrive at the slaughterhouse during our hours there. Continuing with our peaceful work with the drivers, he allowed us a moment to offer love to the animals – due to the conditions we only asked for less than a minute before they pulled into the facility. This use of our animal friends is wrong and we encourage everyone to adopt a plant based diet.”


Morelos Animal Save held their first vigil on December 30. They report:
“It was a heartbreaking experience, to enter a slaughterhouse, to smell and see blood everywhere, to see guts, heads, skin, the ‘box’ where they kill the animals. It is just like being in a concentration camp, only for pigs and cows instead of humans – the violence is the same, injustice applies equally.”

Murcia Animal Save held their first vigil on December 28. Please watch:

Ampthill Bird Save held their first vigil on January 3. They report:
“Today we held our first vigil in Ampthill outside of Leonard Ames. We were met with great hostility early on from the owner who informed us our ‘event was cancelled’ and we ‘can not be here.’ Unfortunately the truck was either delayed or cancelled so we were not able to bear witness today, but we did raise awareness to the many people passing by in their cars. The company had blocked the entrance to the road with one of their vans, and they also placed up new ‘Private Land’ signs to try and deter us from holding our event. Thank you to everyone who came to the event today and we hope to see you at the next one!”

Manchester Save groups held very successful vigils with special guest activist Joey Carbstrong.

Manchester Pig Save report from their January 3 vigil:
“We had such an amazing turnout for a midweek vigil and we bore witness to several trucks full of 6- to 8-month-old pigs, with up to 2,800 beings slaughtered here every day. The more you bear witness to these animals, the more you realise what amazing personalities they all have and how different they are when you interact with them. A huge thank you to all the speakers at the event who helped with the activism workshop. The most important lesson that we were all taught is to take part in activism that you are effective with, we all have our strengths and weaknesses, but never let this stop you from doing activism, just do another form.
Joey gives an amazing account of why it’s so important: ‘Bearing witness is the single most powerful form of activism I’ve ever done. I can’t express this enough as an activist. To be there with a gentle, innocent being as they’re going through their struggle. To witness their suffering, the look of horror and desperation on their face and the only thing you can do to help is to try to tell their story.'” Photos by Saving Me

Manchester Chicken Save report from their January 4 vigil: largest turnout ever!
“Thank you to everyone who joined us today for our first vigil of 2018 at Kosher Poultry with special guest Joey Carbstrong. We had the largest turnout we’ve ever had and hopefully have some new activists who will join us again! No chicken trucks arrived today; however, a large truck full of turkeys arrived. This is the first time we’ve bore witness to turkeys at this slaughterhouse, and it was completely unexpected. They were a lot larger than ‘normal’ slaughter age turkeys so we believe they are either ‘old stock’ or were used for breeding purposes. You don’t need to eat turkeys or any animals to live a happy and healthy life. You can choose vegan and live animal cruelty free. Thanks to the staff at the slaughterhouse who facilitated a peaceful vigil. Keep an eye on our page for our next event.” Photo by Saving Me


Welcome Las Vegas Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Miami Animal Save report from their December 30 Mary’s Ranch slaughterhouse protest: “Another busy day at this hellhole slaughtering baby pigs for #NYE.”

One Love Animal Save Atlanta held their third vigil on January 3 outside of Tip Top Poultry to raise awareness and educate the public.



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, January 99:30 am – 12:00 pm:  Toronto Cow Save vigil at St. Helen’s ‘Meat’ Packers slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road.
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• Thursday, January 11– 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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• Friday, January 127 – 9 pm:  Toronto Fish Save: New Year, Still Here: Protest at Ripley’s Aquarium
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• Thursday, January 188 am – 2 pm:  Fusion filmmaker Miguel Endara joins Fearmans & Ryding vigils
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• Wedesday, January 249:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Toronto Cow Save vigil at Ryding Regency ‘Meat’ Packers slaughter plant at 70 Glen Scarlett Road.
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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 270 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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