Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 19/8/18

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Dear friends,

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


The Official Animal Rights March
Please join us as The Save Movement marches this Saturday in the Official Animal Rights March.
August 25, 11 am – 3 pm
RSVP: event page



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



Toronto Pig Save Again Nominated for NOW Toronto’s Readers’ Choice Awards
Toronto Pig Save and The Save Movement co-founder Anita Krajnc has been nominated to the NOW Toronto Readers` Choice for Best Activist and our Just Like Us subway ad campaign was nominated for best activist campaign.
Please vote! NOW’s Readers’ Choice vote



Canada’s Largest ‘Ribfest’ Vegan Outreach
Please join us on September 2-3, 5 pm, Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, ON
RSVP: event page
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 videos reconsider their ‘food’ choices.

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

Let’s mobilize to fight climate change
As the world heats up from human-caused climate change, record-setting fires rage across the planet.
The Independent: Meat and dairy companies are on track to be the world’s biggest contributors to climate change, outpacing even the fossil fuel industry, according to a new report.The headlines tell us what’s happening, but not what to do about it.
The Save Movement is working to set up a Climate Vegan working group to produce a plan of action and to launch campaigns to address this most urgent of disasters. We will involve our 460+ chapters around the world. Climate change is happening and it is absolutely critical that we mobilize to fight it before it’s too late.
We need all the help we can get. Please join us!

The Climate Vegan plan of action could include campaigns such as:
1. Screenings of films such as Cowspiracy at universities and other fertile grounds.
2. Regular demonstrations such as the yearly Earth Day chalking and leafletting event.
3. Marches to draw the public’s attention
4. A long march such as Toronto to Ottawa (400 kilometers) to engage the political establishment
5. Reforestation programs
6. Advertising campaigns
7. Training program, including a guidebook
What ideas do YOU have to suggest? Please email Bo at with any suggestions for this important initiative.


Please watch: Okanagan Animal Save held their first vigil on July 30 at Colonial Farms, a chicken slaughter plant.

From there they continued to Farmer John’s where they held a Dairy Protest.


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

The vast majority of animals killed in the farming industry are still just babies.
How can we possibly justify killing babies just to eat their flesh?


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,August 20, 7:30 – 9 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Evening Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, August 21, 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 22, 2 – 3:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP: event page

Wednesday, August 22, 7 – 8:30 pm, 279 Guelph St, Georgetown, ON: World Plant Milk Day: Georgetown Cow Save Public Outreach
RSVP: event page

• Thursday, August 23, 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 23, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
: event page

• Friday, August 24, 7:30 – 9 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
: event page

• Saturday, August 25, 11 am – 3 pm: The Save Movement at the Official Animal Rights March
: event page

• Monday, August 27, 4:30 – 7 pm: KW Animal Save Outreach & Pig Vigil
: event page

• 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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• Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3, 5 pm: Canada’s Largest ‘Ribfest’ Vegan Outreach at Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, ON
: 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.



Welcome Sydney Laboratory Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first vigil against xenotransplantation is coming up on September 1: event page



Please watch: Adelaide Animal Save held a vigil at the Dublin saleyard, where they witnessed calves calling out in distress and trying to suckle one another, sheep standing all day shivering in the wind and rain with sheering cuts into their skin, and mother pigs with ‘cull’ spray-painted on their backs.”



Please watch: Sao Paulo Animal Save continues to fight for animals at the Raja slaughter plant.



Please watch: Save Movement Costa Rica bears witness to cows and pigs at the GICO slaughter plant (owned by Cargill).



Welcome Helsinki Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Iceland joins The Save Movement!Welcome Reykjavík Whale Save, the first Save group focused on cetaceans.

Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Dublin Animal Save joined Cork Animal Save for a vigil on August 13 at Rosderra `Meats,` Ireland’s largest slaughter plant. They report:
“Here are some of images from our most recent vigil with Cork Animal Save. The slaughterhouse still refuses to communicate with us, but we managed to bear witness to the beautiful pigs in a few of the trucks.”



Welcome Cremona Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Malta joins The Save Mevement too!

Welcome Malta Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



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

Their first vigil is set for September 3: Event page



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

Their first vigil is set for August 24 as part of the Wake Up World week of vigils: Event page



In more amazing news, Slovakia joins The Save Movement too!
Welcome Dunajská Streda Animal Save.
Find them on Facebook and Instagram. They held their first vigil on August 6. They report:
“A first vigil was held in Slovakia on Monday 6 August 2018. We bore witness to farm animals at their very last stop in their lives full of suffering. During our vigil we saw one van with a trailer with more or less 10 pigs. Few moment after we witnessed a big truck. We spent few minutes with the animals offering them water and connecting with them.”



Please watch: Ermelo Duck Save held their first vigil on August 14 at the Tomassen Duck-To slaughter plant:



Colne Animal Save held their first vigil on August 14 at the Woodhead Bros. slaughter plant. They report:
“We visited this horrible death camp for the 3rd time today. We witnessed 9 trucks of piglets, 4 trucks/trailers of cows and 1 trailer of sheep, between the hours of 8:40 am – 1:00 pm.
None of the trucks stopped for us to say goodbye and we love you. If anything, they drove faster. It’s so hard because you have to do the total opposite of what your heart tells you to do and what is RIGHT – to save them.
We did have some much appreciated support, via thumbs up, verbal encouragement and a guy even pulled up and gave us some packs of Starburst, to keep us going
To all those innocent animals, who lost their lives today and did no wrong; we
are so, so sorry we could not save you. We will NEVER forget you and NEVER stop fighting “



Please watch: Norfolk Animal Save bears witness to innocent pigs as they arrive to be killed.



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

Welcome San Diego Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Chino Cow Save had great attendance at their August 17 vigil at American “Beef” Packers:
“A whole Venezuelan family of about 8 people, visiting their relatives in San Diego (all vegan!!), took time out of their trip to join us today, so huge shoutout to them! “

The newly relaunched Providence Animal Save report from their first two protests on August 15 and 18 at The Washington County Fair:
“A small group of dedicated activists held strong for two hours in front of The Washington County Fair, standing for the animals being exploited in the name of ‘entertainment’ and profit.
We received more positive reactions than negative! Even people attending the fair cheered us on. It’s becoming more common, people practicing what we already know: animals should not suffer or be used for our greed and gluttony.”
From day number 2:
“What a massive success! The police were very friendly and helpful with us setting up, and the people driving by cheered as they passed.”

The protest made it on to the news in the Providence Journal:Animal cruelty or kindness? Conflicting views at Washington County Fair


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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