Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 26/02/18

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)


Please watch: Marc Ching, holistic nutritionist and leading animal activist, founder of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, speaks after bearing witness with Toronto Pig Save at Fearmans pig slaughter plant:
“Bearing witness in our opinion is the foundation, is the most important aspect of raising awareness and getting people to go vegan.” Go vegan and get involved! Bear Witness with us on Thursdays 8:00 am- 10:00 am @ Fearman’s “Pork” Inc., 821 Appleby Burlington(near Appleby Go train station)


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.

How terrified would you be if you witnessed your friend being killed and you knew that you were next?
Please don’t contribute to their fear and death.
Go vegan and fight for them.

Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.


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Choose to preserve the Earth for future generations of all species to enjoy.
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Please welcome Red Deer Pig Save, in Alberta, a province known for its very intensive animal agriculture. Find them on Facebook.

Please watch: Guelph Cow Save saw their largest turnout to date at their February 26 vigil outside the Cargill slaughter plant. Cargill claims to have 155,000 employees in 70 countries:



Please welcome Canberra Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Melbourne Chicken Save joined with Direct Action Everywhere Melbourne and The Animal Activist Collective on February 25 to take the slaughterhouse to the city. They report:
“At our Slaughter in the City event, we displayed images and footage captured at a recent DXE slaughterhouse shutdown. The 6 amazing speakers on the day, relayed their stories of horror and despair at what was witnessed inside the slaughterhouse. We ended the rally with a procession around the city mall, displaying the images and chanting It’s Not Food, It’s Violence. The day was a huge success with maximum public engagement. 1000’s of flyers were handed out and most people were shocked to see how their ‘food’ is abused and killed.”



Please welcome Save Movement Medellín, the second Save group in Colombia. Find them on Facebook.

They already held their first vigil on February 21. They report:
“We saw them parade before our eyes and our helplessness, 9 trucks full of beings who wanted to live, who wanted to be free and enjoy their lives like you and me. In our retinas their eyes, in our hearts this fight until the last cage is empty!”



Please welcome Hamburg Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Hong Kong Pig Save had a great turnout at their latest vigil on February 25. They report:
“Every time I reached the abattoir, gazing at the queue of pig trucks, I was as if being trapped in that repeating moment. Day by day and month by month… thousands of injured dispairing bodies are devastated there. Violence merges with fresh blood. Bearing witness is sorely a process of connection making, so next time is it your turn to defend them?”



Zapopan GDL Animal Save held their first vigil of the year at the Zapopan municipal slaughter plant.



Please welcome Kornhorn Chicken Save. Find them on Facebook.



Please welcome Sevilla Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Sussex Animal Save bearing witness at Tottingworth Farm in Heathfield, on February 19:



Please watch and share Nottinghamshire Animal Save‘s video about the life of a UK “broiler” chicken: “The Real KFC Crisis.”



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

Lehigh Valley Animal Save held their first vigil on February 24 at the JBS “Beef” Plant in Souderton. They report:
“Thanks to everyone who made this a great day of outreach! We didn’t see any trucks, but we understand JBS Corporate in Greeley, Colorado, caught wind we were there.”

Houston Animal Save, joined by Dallas Animal Save activists, held their latest vigil on February 25 at Cabritos Garza, a slaughterhouse and restaurant in the town of Katy where chickens, pigs, goats, cows and lambs are killed and eaten. Jane Velez-Mitchell of #JaneUnChained was live at the vigil and went into the holding pens with activists:

Also, watch Jane interviewing the activists:



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 27, 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 28, 3 – 5 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, March 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

• Friday, March 2, 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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