Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 29/7/18

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Dear friends,

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


Wake up World – Toronto
Please join us on August 27 from 8 AM – 11 PM. #wakeupworld is a week full of The Save Movement vigils around the world where activists bring nonvegan or nonactivist friends and family to a vigil from August 25-31. August 28th is also Tolstoy’s birthday and World Save Day and the Official March for Animal Rights is on August 25th (or September 1st) so it’s a good opportunity to get more people involved. Save groups can do a full week of vigils or just an event during this particular week.
8:00-11:00 vigil for pigs
12:00-5:00 vigil for cows
Lunch at 1:30
6:00-11:00 vigil for chickens
Dinner at 6:30

RSVP: event page



Please watch: at Toronto Chicken Save’s weekly vigil outside the Maple Leaf slaughter plant, 250,000 baby chickens are killed everyday.


What is Hallmark hiding?
Please watch: Vancouver Chicken Save has found the public alley where they bear witness every week is now closed to public access. They explain.


Please watch: Manitoba Animal Save bears witness to pigs at the Maple Leaf slaughter plant in Brandon.


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

Molly and Winston: together living happy in sanctuary at Black Goat Farm and Sanctuary.


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

Overfishing, habitat loss, climate change, and pollution are driving numbers of most species into a faster and faster decline. This isn’t predicted to happen-This is happening now.

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 30, 7:30 – 9 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Evening Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, July 31, 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
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Wednesday, August 1, 2 – 3:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, August 2, 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, August 2, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
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• Friday, August 3, 7:30 – 9 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
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• Friday, August 3, 6:30 – 8 pm: Toronto Fish Save’s Ripley’s Vigil
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• Monday, August 27, 8 AM – 11 PM: Toronto Pig, Cow and Chicken Save: Wake up World – Toronto
Fearmans, Ryding-Regency and Maple Leaf Poultry slaughter plants

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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.



Welcome Sydney Fish Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Welcome Chemnitz Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

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



Berlin Animal Save‘s vigil was covered by local TV news. They report:
“It is spectacular that our Berlin Animal Save vigil was shown in Berlin-Brandenburg regional news rbb Fernsehen. This was all possible because of co-operation with animal rights organization Deutsches Tierschutzbüro e.V. The importance of having media on site is huge – material on television obviously reaches a great number of people.”



Welcome Quetzaltenango Animal Save, the second Save group in the country. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

They’ve already held their first vigil on July 28. Please watch as they go into the slaughter plant:



Welcome Dublin Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

North West Ireland Animal Save is now Connaught Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Laguna Animal Save held their first vigil on July 25 at the municipal slaughter plant. Please watch:



Belgrade Animal Save held a vigil for the cows on July 26.



Welcome Bergen Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Emily Noble with Ipswich Chicken Save reports:
Oh no, wait.
Chickens. Baby chickens.
They suffer just as much as any dog would in this heat. So why do we draw an imaginary line?
How do you decide who lives and who dies?”



Please watch: Suffolk Animal Save bears witness to distressed pigs arriving to be killed.



Wilmington Fish Save held their first vigil and protest for the fish on July 28 at Wrightsville Beach as a fishing tournament was held. Activist Marion Blackburn reports:
“This vigil could have been difficult, like the days when we bear witness at slaughterhouses, and see the pigs or chickens coming in, terrified and sick. But the state’s first Vigil for Fish was amicable, with lots of curious visitors who were genuinely interested in why we cared. Some disputed that fish feel, or that it mattered, but we talked about their nervous system, pain receptors, and social structures. One person arrived very hostile and argumentative, and we talked for a long time, as he held onto his sweet black lab. By the end, he said he got it, and understood that animals suffer at the hands of humanity. Were any minds changed? Maybe not today, but we planted the seeds.”
The protest received loal NBC news coverage:
Wrightsville Beach fishing tournament met with ‘Vigil for fish’ protest



Please watch: Jane Velez-Mitchell reported live as Houston Animal Save held their latest vigil at Tai Hung Farm Poultry.



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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