Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 19/02/18

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)


The vegan activists exposing slaughterhouse secrets

Thank you Lush UK for joining us and bearing witness. They ask their readers to sign the #shutdownrydingregency slaughterhouse 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.


Toronto Fish Save and Anonymous for the Voiceless teamed up at Ripley’s Aquatic Prison to hold their Valentine’s Day vigil and outreach. Please watch:


Toronto Pig Save Family Day Vigil: the Truth will not Stay Hidden
Toronto Pig Save organizer Lori Croonen reports from Fearmans slaughter plant, where thousands of pigs are killed daily:
“Rather than letting the few thousand 4- to 6-month-ld frightened and exhausted pigs have 2 minutes of kindness and water, the truck drivers rather hide on the service road waiting for us to leave… so we did not.
These pigs are now in a holding area, because it is a public holiday in Ontario, Canada, there is nobody there today to kill them. These pigs will be there with the other thousands of pigs that came in yesterday. We heard their screams for help but we could not answer their call.
Tomorrow morning, the slaughterhouse workers will be on the kill floor and all these beautiful, innocent animals will be put into gas chambers, strung up by one leg while someone slits their throat.
Please be an activist for these defenceless animals. Tell their story, be their voice so they too can celebrate Family Day with their families.”

Please watch: activists offer scared, frightened pigs water and love – and singing:

Also watch: Cops Confront Trucker to Help Pigs



Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat.

Just as it is in the cow milk industry, baby boy goats are considered waste. Wean yourself from the breast of the goat and the cow and let them live. A mother’s milk is for her babies!

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 not only incredibly cruel but it’s also one of if not the biggest threat to the environment and causes of climate change. So much damage is done to the planet in order to satisfy the demand that is created by the idea that humans need to eat meat. Plant based diets are not only better for our health, they also have a significantly smaller impact on the planet.

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.




Vancouver Chicken Save bears witness every Saturday morning. Please watch from their February 17 vigil: a particularly tough instance of animal abuse and torture.



Playa del Carmen Fish Save took to the streets on a silent walk to tell the public: fish are friends, not food. This is particularly important during Lent, a time when people tend to eat more sealife. Please watch:



Apeldoorn Calf Save held their first vigil on February 14 at Ekro Apeldoorn slaughter plant, which kills about 1,000 calves everyday. Activist Dani Rosenkamp reports:
“Today we went to Apeldoorn to bear witness at the largest calf slaughterhouse in the world: Ekro. We didn’t see a lot of trucks, and we didn’t manage to fully stop them, but it was a successful day nonetheless. Many great activists showed up and the most important thing is that we were there: people could see us.
Furthermore, we were able to take some footage of other innocent beings on their way to slaughter at the pig slaughterhouse across the street. We even managed to hear the horrific screams of pigs in what was probably the gas chamber…
Thanks everyone for being there today, you are all amazing! We will continue to show our faces at all places of violence “



Wellington Animal Save held their very well-attended first vigil on February 18 at Taylor Preston slaughter plant, where cows and sheep are killed:
“Amazing group of committed volunteers who came out today to speak up for the animals and bear witness. Well done, everyone! This was a photo we took at the start; more people arrived as we went.”



Please welcome Hedmark Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Save Movement Lima held a pig vigil at Frigorífico Colonial slaughter plant:



Please welcome Alicante Animal Save, the 8th Save group in Spain. Find them on Facebook.



Hertfordshire Chicken Save report from their vigil at Bell Farm in Hemel Hempstead:
“Bearing witness to tens of thousands of innocent lives on their way to slaughter at just 42 days old. Babies trapped in adult bodies due to unnatural breeding and genetic tampering.
The only natural thing happening here is their suffering, which is both real and unimaginable.”

From Sheffield Animal Save:
“I am a living being.
I am worth more than a meal.
I want to live just like you.
I want to live with my family.
I did not want to die.
Be vegan and help save me.”



Boston Animal Save will hold a double vigil on March 1 at the Den Besten and Westport slaughterhouse sites.
“This will be a very special event! We will be joined by Anita Krajnc, who co-founded Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement, as well as students from Harvard Law School.”
8-10 am: Den Besten Farm, Bridgewater
10:30 am – 12 pm: construction site of Meatworks, Westport
RSVP: event page

Greeley Cow Save held an outreach event and a vigil for the cows on February 17.

Houston Animal Save report from their February 19 vigil at Tai Hung Farm Poultry, where chickens, rabbits, ducks and quail are slaughtered each day:
“Today’s vigil was great. Thank you all for coming.
The trucks came as soon as we got there. You can see the chickens on top of each other with nowhere to move at all. The cages drift freely inside the truck compartment which causes stress and injuries to the chickens. On another positive note, the manager of one of the slaughterhouses told us he is trying to transform the slaughterhouse to another type of business that doesn’t involve killing innocent animals. The future is vegan.”



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 20, 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

Tuesday, February 20, 10 – 11:30 am: KW Animal Save Pig Vigil and Outreach
RSVP: event page

Wednesday, February 21, 4 – 6 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, February 22, 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

• Friday, February 23, 7:30 – 9:30 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
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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