Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 11/6/18

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Dear friends,

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



This Thursday: Toronto Pig Save Vigil for International Day for the end of Live Transport
Please join us and stand up for farmed animals on the 14th of June to help raise awareness for the cruel and unnecessary live transport trade.
RSVP: event page




Please watch: Toronto Pig Save, KW Animal Save & London Pig Save’s candlelight vigil on June 4 to mourn over 3,000 mother animals and their babies, burned alive on May 29.
Thousands of pigs were trapped inside a barn belonging to Eric Van Boekel, the farm owner who had Anita Krajnc, the founder of Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement, charged for giving water to a thirsty pig who was suffering on one of his transport trucks bound for a slaughterhouse in 2015.



The LIVE: Love-based Intentional Vegan Experience tour will take place this summer across the middle of the USA. In their own words:
“In the summer of 2018, we will be visiting at least eight states over two weeks: Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. Major stops will include Springdale, AR (“poultry capital of the world”); Kansas City, MO; Dodge City, KS (>20% of residents work in two slaughterhouses); Sioux City, IA (home to the largest cattle processor and the soon-to-be biggest pig slaughterhouse in the USA); and Omaha, NE.
We’ll be donating vegan books to local libraries, doing virtual reality & literature outreach, offering free community plant-based meals, yoga & puppetry, playing music with visions of animal liberation and supporting local community networks, events and activities as we go, livestreaming, bearing witness at slaughterhouses & offering support to existing local vegan groups or helping the creation of new activism chapters where possible.”

Tour dates:
23-25 June – activist retreat near Springdale, Arkansas, vigil*
26-28 June – Kansas City – talks & outreach Johnson County Community College, AV cube, vigil*
29-30 June – Dodge City, KS – events TBD*
1-5 July – Omaha, Nebraska & S.Dakota (AV cube, vigil*)
6-7 July – Des Moines, Iowa (vigil, talk*)

Save Movement Worldwide Week of Vigils
Many Save Movement groups around the world will take part in this year’s 5-Day Save: June 11-15 will see the Save Movement Worldwide Week of Vigils. Join us!



Sound of Music Vegan Outreach
June 15-17, 3:00 pm
Please join us. This is a perfect location and event to do vegan outreach. We were there last year and it was amazing! We will be giving out FREE vegan food samples, vegan literature and paying people $5 cash to watch an 8-minute Animal Equality virtual reality documentary of a pig’s life from birth to slaughter that really makes people reconsider their ‘food’ choices.
RSVP: event page


If you would like to bear witness but don’t have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group.
Email us at or check out for info on how to get started!
We will help you every step of the way.


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A recent study found that going vegan reduces our carbon footprint by 73% – the “single biggest way” we can reduce our impact on the planet!

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.




At London Cow Save‘s Dairy Protest on June 10: babies crying for their mothers.



Please watch and share this moving video of Tasmanian Animal Save‘s May 30 vigil at Tasmanian Quality “Meats”.



Sao Paulo Animal Save bore witness on June 8 at the Zanchetta slaughter plant, “a gigantic abattoir that slaughters 350,000 chickens per day.” They report:
“We stop the truck and we see small beings crammed in cages, scared, without understanding, sad and some even resigned to what awaited them. This is how it works and as one of the security officials said, “it is cheap meat to feed the poor.” What he does not understand is that “cheap meat” is a life, a sentient being. We will never stop until all the abattoirs are closed.”
Watch as activists attempt to stop the truck so they can bear witness: FB video



Welcome Aarhus Cow Save. Find them on Facebook.



Saltillo Animal Save bore witness at the municipal slaughter plant on June 9. They report:
“The pigs arrived today at 5 am and will leave from there as shown in the second photo.
In manure and with wounds, full of flies, coughing, waiting their turn to go through the aisle of death.
Six-month-old babies raised only to satisfy the selfish demand of millions of humans.”



Welcome Sabadell Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Den Bosch Calf Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first vigil is coming up on June 27: event page.



This was a happy ending for four little lives at Hertfordshire Chicken Save‘s June 1 vigil at Bell Farm.



Welcome Berkeley Fish Save. Find them on Facebook.

Philly Farmed Animal Save held their Candlelight Vigil for Truck Crash Victims at Perdue on June 8, after a chicken transport truck rollover that injured and killed many chickens outside Perdue Farms in Delaware.
The vigil received great news coverage:

Animal rights activists hold vigil in Milford: “chickens are like people”

Candlelight vigil to be held for June, chickens tonight outside of Perdue in Milford



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, June 12, 9:30 am – 11:30 pm: Toronto Cow Save vigil for the Cows and Lambs at St. Helen’s ‘Meat’ Packers slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road
: event page

• Thursday, June 14, 8 – 10 am: Toronto Pig Save Vigil for International Day for the end of Live Transport 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).
: event page

• Thursday, June 14, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
: event page

Monday, June 18, 9:30 – 11:30 am: Niagara Farm Animal Save’s Highland Packers Vigil
RSVP: event page

Monday, June 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Evening Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

Monday, June 25, 4:30 – 7 pm: KW Animal Save Outreach & Pig Vigil
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 seven years, The Save Movement has grown to over 400 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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