Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 24/6/18

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THE SAVE MOVEMENT AROUND THE WORLD

CANADA

Dear friends,

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



Welcome Oxford County Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

They already held their first event, a protest on June 20 at the Ontario Pork Congress in Stratford.



The protest received press coverage:
‘Celebration of pork’ protested by local vegan activists

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Dominion filmmakers Chris Delforce and Lissy Jayne joined Toronto Chicken Save’s vigil on June 21. Please watch: Bearing witness outside Maple Leaf slaughter plant:



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Please watch video shared by Best Video You Will Ever See: at Toronto Pig Save’s Emergency 12-Hour Vigil for the Pigs During Heatwave, pigs arrive at Fearmans slaughter plant suffering in horrific conditions:



Also read great coverage of the emergency vigil by the CBC. Thank you to Writer & Animal Advocate, Jessica Scott-Reid for helping us to get this urgent information out to the public/consumers:
“Canadians do have some power to elicit change within this system of cruelty — apart from lobbying legislators — by simply not contributing to the demand for these products. We can opt instead for plant-based proteins and meat alternatives, access to which has never been easier as vegan restaurants boom across the country. Even Canada’s largest distributor of packaged meat, Maple Leaf Foods, plans to extend its product line to include plant-based protein products.”

We’re outraged when dogs are kept in hot cars. Why not pigs in transport vehicles?



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Upcoming events:

Canada Day Vegan Outreach
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 videos reconsider their ‘food’ choices.
RSVP: event page



The Save Movement marches in the Veggie Parade!
Please join us on July 7 for the Toronto Veggie Parade. Represent Toronto Pig, Cow, Chicken & Fish Save! This is an enjoyable afternoon, but also a great opportunity to spread awareness about the Save Movement at the Toronto Veggie Parade, as we walk a busy route at Toronto downtown.
Wear your favourite Save Movement t-shirt! Invite your friends and family and join in the fun 🙂
RSVP: event page



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These newborn goats get to experience what the vast majority of baby goats and calves don’t: a mother who is actually allowed to bond with her babies in a safe, caring environemtnt.



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

Via Plant Based News:
So much of our planet is being used to grow crops for farmed animals or for grazing farmed animals. With 70 billion at any given time, humans are clearing more and more land to make space. Choose a vegan diet to reduce your impact.



Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.

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VIGIL SCHEDULE
Weekly vigils and outreach with Toronto-area SavesToronto 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.

Monday, June 25, 4:30 – 7 pm: KW Animal Save Outreach & Pig Vigil
RSVP: event page

Monday, June 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Evening Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, June 26, 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
RSVP
: event page

Wednesday, June 27, 2 – 3:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Evening Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, June 28, 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

• Thursday, June 28, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
RSVP
: event page

Sunday, July 1, 3 – 8 pm, Spencer Smith Park, Burlington: Canada Day Vegan Outreach
We will be giving out FREE vegan food samples and 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 viewers reconsider their ‘food’ choices.

RSVP: event page

Saturday, July 7, 11:30 am – 2 pm: The Save Movement marches in the Veggie Parade! Please join us on for the Toronto Veggie Parade. Wear your favourite Save Movement t-shirt!
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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For more information or to help and volunteer, please contact torontopigsave@gmail.com

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



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AUSTRALIA



Please watch as Perth Animal Save bear witness to some of the 40,000 thousand chickens murdered everyday by Inghams slaughter plant in Osborne Park:

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COLOMBIA

Cali Animal Save bore witness to severely distressed pigs at the Carnes Y Derivados sluaghter plant.
“Suffering from their birth to their death, every day an agonizing and endless ordeal.”



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MEXICO

Please watch: at their June 16 vigil, Guadalajara Animal Save bear witness to pigs in darkness and shines a light on them.



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NEW ZEALAND

Welcome Whanganui Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

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PHILIPPINES

“Nothing can stop us to see the pigs” say Metro Manila Animal Save activists at their June 9 vigil.





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SLOVENIA

Please watch: Celje Animal Save‘s June 4 vigil.



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THE NETHERLANDS

FIRST VIGIL
Nunspeet Chicken Save held their first vigil on June 21.
Please watch: the vigil received great news media coverage (in Dutch).





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UNITED KINGDOM

Nottinghamshire Animal Save report from their June 12 vigil at Moy Park slaughter plant in Ashbourne:
“Every single week, they needlessly and selfishly take the lives of 1 million chickens. They use, abuse and kill 1 million individuals every single week to make money. Just imagine if these were kittens or puppies in their trucks. Remember, these chickens are only 42 days old. Obese, selectively bred 42-day old babies. Vulnerable. Taken advantage of. About to be killed for people who cannot see past the end of their forks.
We saw 5 trucks of chickens, adding up to around 30,000 individuals. Why were they locked up and killed? What was their crime? Being born into the wrong bodies under the domination of the wrong people. Maybe next time they’ll be lucky and be a dog or a cat.”







Please watch: Sussex Animal Save report from their vigil for the pigs:
“We bore witness to pigs at Tottingworth Farm in Heathfield. A local farm who kill animals every Monday and open a cafe next to their Slaughterhouse on Tuesday to Sunday.
If it were us, we’d want someone to expose our plight and not live in silence.
The very least we can do is honour these animals and disclose these last moments of their lives.
We will not be silent.”



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UNITED STATES

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



Welcome Triangle Research Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Wilmington Fish Save. Find them on Facebook.

Asheville Animal Save joined Augusta GA Animal Save and Rescue Inc to bear witness at FPL Food, LLC. slaughter plant.



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Donate Today!

Please consider becoming a Pig Saver, join Toronto Pig Save’s Monthly Donor program or give a special, one-time gift.

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 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 (iVegan.ca) 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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