Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 22/7/18

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Dear friends,

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


On July 16 Toronto Pig Save held an emergency vigil for the pigs arriving at Fearmans slaughter plant in extreme heat.

The vigil received local news coverage: (Burlington Post): Pig protesters hold ‘double vigil’ outside Fearmans Burlington plant
The Hamilton Spectator: Pig Protest



Please watch: at Toronto Cow Save’s vigil outside St. Helen’s “Meat” Packers slaughter plant, first-time vigil participant Jennifer shares her experience.


London Pig Save held their vigil for the pigs on July 20 at F.G.O. Organic Processing. They report:
“Regardless of their ‘organic’ and ‘humane’ labels, all pigs slaughtered at FGO in Ingersoll are killed between 4 to 6 months old and spend their short lives in unnatural conditions. They never feel grass or root in the mud. The only time they experience fresh air is on their journey to the slaughterhouse. This abuse and exploitation is completely unnecessary. We do not need to consume their bodies – go vegan and speak up for our animal friends.”


Toronto Fish Save held a protest at Ripley’s Aquatic Prison (a.k.a. Aquarium of Canada) to let the public know about the injustice and cruelty involved in capturing and displaying aquatic animals in these torture chambers.

Fish Save activists were able to rescue a mother duck and her babies! Organizer Ananda reports:
“As we were packing up a police officer asked us to form a shield around this mother duck with her 12 babies. They were in the water fountain and were being constantly harassed by families and drunk people that were coming out of the baseball game. They had no safe space to go to, so we used our signs to corral them into a box and once we got them in the box (it took about an hour) we were able to drive them to the lake (Tim contacted the wildlife centre to make sure what we were doing was okay). It was weird because we were on Ripley’s property and I actually had to go up to the entrance to ask the security guard for a box for the ducks. He was really nice and got a box for us. Ripley’s was totally cool with us on their property because they wanted the ducks to be safe.”


Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.

I’m remembering that time my friend Louise came for a visit and said: Lily goat is giving me life advice, she’s one wise goat


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

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What The Health.


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, July 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Evening Vigil & Outreach (Location #1)
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, July 24, 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

Wednesday, July 25, 2 – 3:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, July 26, 8 am – 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, July 26, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
: 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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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.



Please watch Mar del Plata Animal Save‘s video: injustice is a product of inequality, of humanity’s ability to subjugate others.



Welcome Rainbow Region Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Please watch Brisbane Animal Save’s video:



Please watch the video from Save Movement Santiago’s second chicken vigil:



Welcome Bučovice Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Finland has joined The Save Movement as its 49th country!
Welcome Save Movement Suomi Finland.
Find them on Facebook. They’ve already held the first-ever Save Movement vigil in Finland. Organizers Seb and Anni report:
“We had the slaughterhouse letting us stay on their private property, the manager telling us when the trucks arrive and telling the police to leave cause he was already on good terms with us. If you have any contacts in Finland who you think would be interested to join/organise, this is time time! <3 “



Welcome Lübeck Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Welcome Ulm/Neu-Ulm Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Macedonia becomes The Save Movement’s 50th country!

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



Wellington Animal Save‘s activist Maya Ronnaijne reports from their July 22 vigil for sheep:



Please watch Setubal Animal Save‘s report with organizer Alice from the port:
“Join us in our vigils. Don’t remain indifferent to all this indifference.”



A lone horse arrives to be slaughtered during Barcelona Animal Save‘s vigil in Mercabarna.

Also, they’ll be holding a 5-day vigil and fast August 5-9. Event page



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

Welcome St. Gallen Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



A thousand eyes at Nunspeet Chicken Save vigils:



Please watch Save Movement Scotland‘s video of their vigil at Sandyford Abattoir in Paisley:

Please watch Bristol Pig Save bearing witness to the pigs:



Please watch Bay Area Animal Save‘s video from their July 18 vigil: “Vigil at Grimaud Farms today. Share this live stream with your friends and family who still eat animals. Show them the truth, what actually happens in slaughterhouses.”



Pittsburgh Animal Save held a vigil on July 19 at Rendulic “Meat” Packing. Organizer Gabby asked everyone to come celebrate her birthday by joining her at the vigil.
“Being out there for the animals is what Gabby wanted to do for her birthday. Even though we were further from the slaughterhouse, we will keep moving forward for the animals.
We heard them. We are trying.”



The Save Movement West Coast Convergence
For the first time in history, Save groups from far and wide will unite for animals, learn about love-based activism, and send the message to the world that animals’ lives are their right. We will be coming together to make friends, learn new skills, march, and bear witness.
Right on the heels of The Official Animal Rights March L.A. 2018, Convergence is an event-filled weekend you won’t want to miss!
RSVP: event page


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 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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