Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 29/01/18

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Dear friends,

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


Toronto Cow Save held a special vigil for the cows on January 24 at Ryding-Regency slaughter plant, with LUSH Cosmetics UK joining the vigil to make a film about Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement. We’re grateful to LUSH for all they do to raise awareness and to support activism.

Please watch video from the vigil: Scared and likely pregnant mothers who are in front of a killing facility and can’t even imagine how cruel men can be.
Let’s #ShutDownRydingRegency Please sign the petition:

Do you believe that it is acceptable for animals to have their throats slit in front of each other?

If not, please sign and share the petition: #ShutDownRydingRegency >>

Please see video by Vegan Gains using footage obtained by Len Goldberg, Chris McGinn and Toronto Cow Save activists.

The Toronto Star published the video in Linda Linda McQuaig’s article
No more silence about the torture of animals.


Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat.

Remember little Jon at Karuna Lane Sanctuary and Farm Stay? This kid is enjoying life, just like everyone – young and old – should be allowed to!

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 Climate Awareness Network:
Think sustainable.
Be sustainable.
Spread sustainable
Together we can!
We can’t live sustainably if we insist on breeding animals to eat them, a most destructive industry.

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.




Please watch and share video from a Toronto Pig Save vigil:
Thank you Kaiha and Tia for your compassion and activism. You hold the key to the future of the Earth.



Brampton Chicken Save held 4 vigils over the space of one week: January 19, 22, 24 and 26. They report:

“We were out at a main intersection here in Brampton, ON, right down the street from Canada’s largest chicken murdering facility, Maple Lodge. Maple Lodge prides itself in the fact that they use the flesh of “Ontario raised chickens” hm…well when we were there this morning we saw not one, but two trucks coming all the way from the state of New York. There are reasons these mass corporations put out lies – to make the consumer feel good, to keep consuming the consumers money because they know the world is changing, people care are are starting to open their eyes to the realities of Big Ag.”

“This vigil was a cold one but a great one! We love this location due to the high amounts of traffic. Activists Aisha and Rosie withstood the -12 temperatures for 2 HOURS to raise awareness for our chicken friends. Rosie brought vegan cookies to offer those passing by, truck drivers and employees. This was a great way to tell people they were made without harming others – we can live compassionate lives and still enjoy the food we eat! What is your favourite way to interact with the public during outreach and vigils? “

“We had a few new faces come join us this morning. Every voice counts! If you think we’re cold standing out here it’s definitely much colder for these baby chickens who travel on transport trucks for hours enduring winter’s harsh weather. 500,000 of these innocent beings are murdered here EACH DAY. This is North America’s largest chicken slaughterhouse. They go through immense suffering and need us to speak up for them. Thank you so much to everyone that came out! Be the change.”



Perth Animal Save‘s message is: If you care about animals, care enough to live by your own morals..
Please watch:



Save Movement Santiago held their third vigil. Please watch:



Welcome Save Movement Hungary, the first Save group in the country. Find them on Facebook.

Their first event is set for February 1: event page



Please watch: Monterrey Animal Save‘s first vigil took place on January 21. They report:
“First vigil in Monterrey. Thanks to each and everyone for coming to give love to animals and say goodbye to them giving them our best vibes. This is just the beginning.”

Hermosillo Animal Save held their first vigil on January 26. It is a significant development as this is considered “cattle” farming country. They report:
“First vigil by Hermosillo Animal Save. Bearing witness is difficult, but there is nothing more difficult than what they go through. Bear witness, become vegan.”



Welcome De Hoef Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Animal Save Stavanger. Find them on Facebook.



Warsaw Animal Save held their first vigil on January 24. They report:
“The slaughterhouse stopped all transports and we didn’t get the chance to bear witness to the animals. We had to get the permit to hold the demonstration and we suspect that police informed the SH about our vigil. Nevertheless, we stood next to the slaughterhouse and silently protested against animal exploitation. There were around 20 activists at the vigil.”



Welcome Belgrade Animal Save, the first Save group in Serbia. Find them on Facebook.



Barcelona Animal Save held their latest vigil on January 21 at Frigorificos Costa Brava slaughter plant in Girona. They report:
“Last night we said goodbye to thousands of babies, coming in to be killed. Covered in feces and wounds, they spent hours and hours on trucks like that, without being able to move, with no water and no food.
Now they’re dead. They don’t have to die, you can change the reality that they live every day “



Scunthorpe Chicken Save held their very successful first vigil on January 25 at the 2 Sisters chicken slaughter plant.
A local newspaper published excellent coverage of the vigil: Animal lovers target Scunthorpe’s 2 Sisters chicken factory in demonstration

Please watch this video report:

Gloucestershire Animal Save held a vigil on January 25 at Cargill “Poultry” slaughter plant. They report:
“Thank you to everyone who came to our vigil today and stood up for the voiceless.
450,000 chickens are slaughtered a week at Cargill. Lorry loads of chickens are brought in with 6000 birds crammed into each one.
The air was drenched with sadness, these birds completely given up after what was probably the most distressing painful journey to the slaughterhouse. These birds are grabbed by their feet and thrown into these crates. Some were missing toes and bleeding from getting their wings and toes stuck in the tiny holes.
Are you brave enough to look into the face of your food? If you buy chicken you are funding this cruelty. Please consider that your personal choice to eat meat involves another living being. They do not want to die. Choose compassion and please leave animals off your plate “



Welcome Stockton Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

They held two vigils in December at New Stockton “Poultry” Market Inc.

Boston Animal Save is holding a vigil every Sunday at the construction site of the new Westport slaughterhouse, “Meatworks,” being built by the Livestock Institute of Southern New England.
RSVP: event page
The weekly vigil has already received press coverage: Vegans march outside proposed Westport slaughterhouse

Phoenix Animal Save is nearing their one-year anniversary. They report from their January 19 vigil:
“This past Friday was surreal. It’s almost been a year of Phoenix Animal Save’s existence. We had one of our more emotional vigils. We had activists from all over the state join us. It means so much to have so many compassionate people stand arm and arm for the animals. Power in numbers will always mean success for animal liberation.”

“After much trial and error, we were able to successfully bear witness last night. Please get active, the animals won’t be freed by complicity. Share this video with someone who says they can’t go vegan. Tell them to look into their eyes. They need our voices to amplify their cries. Thank you to everyone who came out last night. If you aren’t already active come see us at AZ Vegetarian Food Festival today.” Please watch:



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 30, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Toronto Cow Save vigil at St. Helen’s ‘Meat’ Packers slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road.
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, February 1, 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

• Saturday, February 10, 1 – 3 pm: Toronto Fur Animal Save at National Anti-Fur Day 2018
South entrance of Eaton Centre
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 300 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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