Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 18/03/18

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: During a Toronto Pig Save vigil, Denise talks about her first time bearing witness:

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.

Comfort and security: that’s all goats and other farmed animals desire, just like my cat and dog friends. Yet most farmed animals live their short lives in constant fear.
It doesn’t need to be this way. Help them by living vegan and defending them.

Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.


Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.

Conversations about overpopulation consistently ignore the fact that we currently breed more than 70 billion land animals in to existence each year for slaughter, which requires orders of magnitude more land, water, crops, and energy than would be required to grow plant foods to feed 7 billion humans directly.

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.




Welcome Okanagan Save Movement. Find them on Facebook.

Milton Chicken Save report from their Community Outreach event on March 17 outside Sargent Farms slaughter plant:
“We had some great opportunities for outreach this morning, and lots of positive feedback! Thanks for coming out, everyone!”



Please watch: a Buenos Aires Animal Save activist gives love to a sweet innocent cow outside the slaughter plant where she´s about to be killed:



On March 10 Melbourne Goat Save held their first Goat Save Rally in the city centre of Melbourne. They report:
“It was very well attended by many activists who held some amazing signs with some extremely powerful images and messages. We also had an outreach table with a range of vegan literature and goat-related information for the general public. There were also activists roaming amongst the general public handing out leaflets and having conversations. Pam Ahern joined us from Edgar’s Mission to speak about her experience rescuing and living with goats at the sanctuary. Her words tugged at many hearts and allowed the general public to make a connection to the goats that Pam was speaking about. It’s interesting to note that not everyone was aware of the extent of the exploitation to goats within the agriculture industry. They are used for their flesh, hair, skin, secretions, babies and are also used in vivisection/animal experimentation. A huge thank you to the Melbourne Save organisers from other groups for their support leading up to and on the day of the rally.”



On March 14 Melbourne Cow Save and Melbourne Sheep Save held their latest city vigil. They report:
“We noticed more dairy cows than normal being transported. They were bellowing out the side as we approached the truck. Had they recently had their babies stolen from them? Were they trying to find them? We don’t know. One of the cows also had a bleeding horn that looked painful.
We also had quite a few vegans walking and driving past who supported what we were doing too.
Thank you to the amazing activists who came out in the hot sun today to bear witness.”







Denmark joins The Save Movement as its 41st country, and what an entrance! Three groups have launched:

Welcome Horsens Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is set for March 27: event page

Welcome Odense Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Welcome Randers Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



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



Oslo Animal Save held their 7th vigil at the Fatland slaughter plant on March 15. They report:
“It was a cold day and the police only let us stand on the opposite side of the road which made it impossible for us to get contact with the animals on their way to slaughter.
Either way, we had an amazing encounter with a person in one of the many cars driving by us. He drove by us two times, both times very slowly in order for him to read what it said on the signs we were holding. He ended up coming back and parked on the sidewalk to spontaneously ask how he could help! He was a very open and curious man and I even noticed while I talked to him that he started to put two and two together and got very upset on behalf of the animals that were being killed just over the gate.
We later found out that the man owns a restaurant and promises that he will contribute in his way. He wants to do some research and learn how he can offer vegan food to his customers to show that he does not like what happens in slaughterhouses and neither does he want to contribute to it.
We are changing the world and planting one seed of thought at a time.”



Welcome Metro Manila Animal Save, the first Save group in the Philippines, which becomes Save’s 42nd country. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Spain too has three new groups!

Welcome Girona Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Welcome Tarragona Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Welcome Tenerife Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Glastonbury Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

They already held their first vigil on March 13 at Frome Abattoir. They report: “A peaceful, love-based event with no hate for workers, just love for the animals.”







Kansas City Animal Save held their latest vigil for the pigs on March 10 outside Triumph ‘Foods’ slaughter plant. They report:
“Today we bore witness to thousands of innocent pigs in their last few hours of life as they were hauled in by the truckload to be needlessly murdered for a momentary taste pleasure. We appreciate all of the compassionate activists who came out today as well as the truckers who are understanding of our message.
We’re sorry there isn’t more we can do for the animals. The truth is we can all do more, we can leave this industry behind us in history, where it belongs. We want the farmers, trucker, employees at slaughterhouses to enjoy meaningful careers providing food that doesn’t start as a sentient being with their own feelings, emotions, and a desire to live. We can all help them do that by changing a few decisions a day. Pigs did nothing to find themselves in this system of cruelty and violence. It’s time for humans to evolve.”



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

• Monday, March 19, 10 – 11:30 am: KW Animal Save Pig Vigil and Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Monday, March 19, 12:30 – 2 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, March 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

Wednesday, March 21, 3 – 5 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, March 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

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 350 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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