Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 17/6/18

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 our weekly vigils. (Please scroll down for vigil schedule.)



June 18, 8 am – 8 pm
Emergency 12-Hour Vigil for the Pigs During Heatwave
Please join us for Toronto Pig Save’s Emergency 12-Hour Vigil for the Pigs During Heatwave to offer water to pigs in trucks at Fearman’s slaughterhouse on Monday, June 18 when temperatures are expected to soar over 33 C. Pigs suffer horribly in these metal trucks from hyperthermia and dehydration. It is our duty to offer them relief and to draw attention to this unspeakable injustice.
RSVP: event page



Please watch: at Toronto Pig Save’s Vigil for International Day for the end of Live Transport, pigs arrive after a painful and scary time in the trucks:



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*)


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.




Look into their eyes. Really, look into their eyes!
Please watch Hwy 401 Farmed Animal Save‘s video:



Welcome Tours Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Activists bearing witness at the Animal Justice Camp Germany 2018, on day three of a five-day vigil in front of the largest slaughterhouse in Europe. Share this video, and bring light to the dark truth behind animal exploitation.



Welcome Japan Fish Save. Find them on Facebook.

WATCH as they go inside a fish market during their first vigil in Tokyo:



Welcome Laguna Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Montenegro joins The Save Movement!

Welcome Nikšić Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



During Sheffield Animal Save‘s vigil at Bramall & Son slaughter plant, a worker was seen kicking pigs as he moved them in for slaughter.



Welcome Alaska Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Pigs bound for slaughter receive some love as they arrive at Farmer Johns slaughter plant during Los Angeles Animal Save‘s weekly vigil.



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, June 18, 8 am – 8 pm: Toronto Pig Save Emergency 12-Hour Vigil for the Pigs During Heatwave
RSVP: event page

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

Tuesday, June 19, 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 21, 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).
: event page

• Thursday, June 21, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
: 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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