Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 05/02/18

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 Fur Animal Save continues to raise awareness at High Park dog park. Why love one but wear the other?

Please join us on Saturday for National Anti-Fur Day 2018 at the south entrance of Eaton Centre.
1 – 3 pm
RSVP: event page

And then on Sunday for the weekly outreach at High Park dog park.
RSVP: event page



Please watch: Mark Devries, director of Speciesism: The Movie, delivers a heartfelt and powerful argument for animal rights activism.


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.

All mothers love their babies. They should never have to suffer seeing them taken away forever.

Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.


Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.
You cannot be an environmentalist and eat meat/dairy/eggs.
You cannot be an animal lover and eat meat/dairy/eggs.

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.




Niagara Farm Animal Save and London Pig Save held a vigil for the 4,000 pigs killed in a barn fire on January 29 in Haldimand County. This farm was a breeding facility, with pigs ranging from piglets to mothers. No animals survived the fire.
“Thank you to everyone who came out for the 4,000 pigs who burned alive this past Monday. “



The Save Movement Rosario held their first vigil on January 27. They report:
“First of all thanks team for the support, for the courage, because after having seen their eyes, sad, weeping, horrified of those who will be unjustly murdered we could continue, and we will not stop! It is for them, for their lives, for equality and justice! They arrive at the slaughterhouse in those crowded trucks, scared, hurt, thirsty, hungry! Their eyes say it all.”



Tasmanian Animal Save held their first vigil on January 31. The vigil received widespread media coverage! They report:
“Today Tasmanian Animal Save and Animal Liberation Tasmania joined forces to hold a vigil for the animals slaughtered at Tasmanian Quality Meats.
We bore the abuse of some truck drivers and staff throughout the day, in cold blustery conditions. Whatever we endured was nothing compared to the horror the hundreds upon hundreds of sheep we saw within a few short hours were subjected to. We saw them, and we mourned as they were killed mere metres away from us.
Whilst we could not save them, the extensive media coverage today will bring their stories to the broader community and hopefully spark a much needed conversation.
Thank you to everyone involved today. Together we can make a difference.”
Please watch:

News article: Animal rights activists stage vigil at CressyTV news video:
Southern Cross News



Brisbane Animal Save report from their recent vigil for the chickens at Ingham’s slaughter plant:
“RIP to these innocent chickens who were slaughtered last night at Ingham slaughterhouse in Murarrie. Every year in Australia alone, over half a billion chickens are raised and slaughtered for meat.”
Please watch:

The Daily Mail covered the vigil, though with some innacuracies:
Truck driver has chicken delivery blocked by animal rights activists



Dijon Animal Save held their first vigil on January 30. They report:
“We saw 6 trucks bringing to their death dozens of innocent earthlings. Why do that, would you ask: bearing witness for them? Because their murders cannot be kept under silence. Because if you’re not vegan, you took part in this slaughter, paying for the knife in the butcher’s hand, and you should see the life in their eyes before they passed the slaughterhouse’s doors. Because people need to see where their meat/dairy/eggs come from. Because if these pictures can make someone go vegan, their deaths could save other animals’ lives. Because we have to do our best to make sure they receive some love at least once in their lives. Because we cannot be silent. Because we have to be their voices.
Ask yourself: why choose to slaughter these innocent souls while you can choose compassion?
Please go vegan. For them.”
Please watch:



Save Movement Guatemala report from their January 27 vigil:
“This was our 3rd vigil with our friends who are joining us more and more, creating more awareness. They are not alone.
Everything for the animals!”
Please watch:



Save Movement Hungary held their first vigil on February 1. They were able to get footage on the kill floor [graphic video]:



Dundee Animal Save report from their vigil at ABP slaughterhouse in Perth (Scotland):
“The day started off well with the Manager and Security coming out and speaking to us to set up an arrangement to stop trucks for 2 minutes. However it was apparent after the 2nd truck they were not stopping them for us to bear witness and say goodbye to the animals.”

Lincolnshire Animal Save held their first cow vigil of 2018. They report:
“It was a powerful and emotional first cow vigil of the year. These cows were killed today because people have not made the connection between the food on their plate and the animal that died for it to be there. None of it is necessary. Study after study shows that consuming animals and animal products is detrimental to our health, and it is ALWAYS lethal to the animal. What good comes from being complicit in this? So we ask again, now that do you know, what good comes from being complicit in this?”
Please watch:



There are 3 new groups in California’s Central Valley:

Welcome Dixon Lamb Save. Find them on Facebook.

Welcome Modesto Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Welcome Turlock Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Minneapolis Animal Save held their latest vigil at Quality Pork Processor slaughter plant.

“Here are some more heart-breaking pictures from our bearing witness yesterday. These are from activist Theresa Salchert. We love you babies and we will continue to do everything we can to save you.”
“Pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it is evening” – Salvatore Quasimodo



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, February 6, 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

Wednesday, February 7, 4 – 6 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, February 8, 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

• Sunday, February 11, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Toronto Fur Animal Save vigil at High Park
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 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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