Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 12/02/18

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Dear friends,

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


National Anti-Fur Day 2018
Toronto activists gathered on Saturday February 10 to speak up for fur-wearing animals and ask the public to stop supporting the cruelty that is the fur industry.
Actions started at the Eaton Centre and moved to Nathan Phillips Square outside City Hall.
Then on Sunday, Toronto Fur Animal Save held their weekly outreach at High Park dog park.


Please join us this week for several special events:

Brampton Chicken Save will hold a Valentine Day’s Vigil & Outreach.
February 14, 2 – 4 pm
RSVP: event page

Toronto Fish Save and Anonymous for the Voiceless will be at Ripley’s Aquatic Prison to hold their “Time For Love (-Based Activism)” protest and outreach.
February 14, 6 – 9 pm
RSVP: event page

Toronto Pig Save will hold a Family Day Vigil for the pigs at Fearmans slaughter plant in Burlington.
February 19, 10 am – 12 pm

RSVP: event page


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.

My heart aches: a so-called “spent” dairy goat, rocking in pain with infected eyes swollen shut and an engorged and infected udder, is discarded at a small Toronto-area slaughterhouse. She didn’t deserve this. She just wanted to live and love her children.
Ditch dairy, please.

Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.


Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.
Animal agriculture is now recognized as the number one cause of habitat loss in wildlife species, and the leading driver of species extinction. Additionally, at the behest of the meat and dairy industries, government agencies target and destroy upwards of 3 million wildlife animals every year.
Via Free from Harm:
Meat and Dairy Consumption Are Destroying Earth’s Wildlife

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.




Welcome HWY 11 Animal Save in Ontario. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Surrey Chicken Save held their latest vigil on February 10 at Sunrise Farms, where 100,000 baby chickens are killed daily.

Newfoundland Fur Animal Save report from their February 10 National Anti-Fur Day event”
“We were a small but effective group. Thank you all for braving the cold and speaking up for Fur Bearing Animals “



Melbourne Cow Save report from their February 11 Valentine’s Day event:
“Melbourne Cow Save held their Valentine’s Day Outreach on Sunday! We had 70 amazing activists in the city, helping educate the public on kinder dairy-free alternatives for Valentine’s Day!
We distributed over 1,000 leaflets, origami hearts and vegan chocolate to passersby in 90 minutes.
Thank you so much to the wonderful activists who came and helped and stood up for the cows!”



Welcome Vienna Fur Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is set for February 18: event page



Welcome Querétaro Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Saltillo Animal Save held their first vigil on January 26 and 27. They report:
“Going to the slaughterhouse is not easy, but we will continue going, for them, to accompany them, to be witnesses and to give them a pinch of love. Because nobody deserves to be condemned to death from before birth and then live and die in that way. “



The Netherlands has two new Save groups.

Welcome Apeldoorn Calf Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is happening on February 14: event page

Welcome IJsselstein Pig Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is happening on February 28: event page



Seoul Animal Save reports from their third vigil. Please watch:
“This was our third vigil and we finally succeeded in stopping a truck. Stand on the right side of history, join our next vigil, and GO VEGAN.”



On February 6, Manchester Pig Save held their 2-year anniversary vigil. Please watch:
“Two years ago, we stepped out in front of a slaughterhouse for the first time in Manchester. We did not know what to expect or what the future would hold. Since that day, the pigs we have borne witness to have made us the people we are today.
We have seen hundreds of thousands of pigs lose their lives. We have shared as many pigs’ stories as we could, to try to reconnect the public to the victims of their food choices.
Will you join us for a vigil?”

Portsmouth & Southsea Animal Save held their first vigil for aquatic animals on February 11. They report:
“Today was our first fish save here in Portsmouth.
Fish do not get the recognition they deserve. 70% of the world’s oxygen comes from our seas, which we are destroying with over-fishing. It is predicted that if we carry on fishing the way we do, we will have fishless oceans by 2048. Please consider where your next meal comes from and what it has had to go through to get there. Every benefit you get from consuming fish, you can get from plants Fish are friends, not food “



Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save held their first vigil of the year on January 27 at Corona Live “Poultry” Market. They bore witness to different species of birds and rabbits.

Nashville Animal Save held their second vigil of the year on February 5 at Tyson Foods.



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 13, 9:30 am – 11:30 pm: Toronto Cow Save vigil at St. Helen’s ‘Meat’ Packers slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road.
RSVP: event page

Wednesday, February 14, 2 – 4 pm: Brampton Chicken Save VALENTINE’S Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

Wednesday, February 14, 6 – 9 pm: Toronto Fish Save: Time For Love (-Based Activism): TFS and AV Team Up Again!
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, February 15, 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

• Sunday, February 18, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Toronto Fur Animal Save vigil at High Park
RSVP: event page

• Monday, February 19, 10 am – 12 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).
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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