Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 14/10/18

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Dear friends,

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

Please watch: at a Toronto Cow Save‘s vigil,
“Another truck full of lambs enters Ryding-Regency to be murdered. None of them want to die. How many more lives must be taken? You have the power to stop this. Go vegan and get active “


Winnipeg Chicken Save continues to bear witness and otherwise make their presence felt for the animals. On October 6 they protested outside the Dunn-Rite slaughter plant store front.
“It was a busy day as customers were coming and going. We were able to have a few conversations and pass out some leaflets. There were several children who took interest in why we were there. Dunn-Rite is responsible for the murder of 300,000 baby chickens each week. Please join us at our next protest on October 20th, 2018!”


Hwy 401 Farmed Animal Save bore witness to this “downed” cow. They report:
“This beautiful mother, who had her babies stolen from her all her life, was on her way from Quebec to a slaughter house in Pennsylvania.
Her breathing was very laboured. She was terrified. She could not get up. She had given her trust to a dairy farmer. From her condition, it is doubtful she would have survived; and maybe that will be a blessing for her.”


The Save Movement will be at several upcoming vegan festival dates over the Autumn/Winter season. If you want to find out more about attending vigils or starting your own Save group, then come visit our stalls for a chat; or attend one of the talks we will be giving on the power of bearing witness.
Be vegan, bear witness and be active.


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

UN Report Says Humans Have 12 Years To Stop Climate Crisis

Let’s mobilize to fight climate change
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 500+ chapters in 56 countries 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!


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

Let’s work towards a world where all mothers can have the ability to keep their babies, and have autonomy over their bodies. Ditch ALL dairy. Go Vegan!


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, Fish Save and Chicken Save vigils in Toronto, as well as Fur Animal Save events in the colder months. 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, October 15, 8:30 am – 11 am: KW Animal Save Outreach & Pig Vigil
: event page

• Monday, October 15, 6:30 – 9 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil and Outreach
: event page

• Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 am – 11:30 am: 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

• Thursday, October 18, 8 -10 am: Toronto Pig Save’s 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, October 18, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
: event page

• Friday, October 19, 8 – 10 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
: event page

• Saturday, October 20, 11:30 am – 1 pm: Toronto Fish Save’s St. Lawrence Market Vigil
: event page

• Sunday, October 28, 10 am – 12 pm: Toronto Pig Save Monthly Sunday Vigil for the Pigs, Fearmans Pork, 821 Appleby Line, Burlington, Ontario
: 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.




Metro Manila Animal Save report from their October 6 vigil: “waiting for the knife.”




Brisbane Animal Save asks:
“If they could speak our language, how would you justify it to them?
There’s absolutely no need for this. We exploit and slaughter billions, at the detriment of our health and environment.”



Christchurch Animal Save bore witness to cows on transport trucks while also offering tasty snacks to the truck drivers:
“We are so grateful to all of the amazing and dedicated activists who made it out here today, this vigil would have been nothing without you. Thank you all for giving some love to these animals in their final moments. It means so much.
We are also grateful to the truckies who stopped so that we could say goodbye to these animals. If any truckies see this, know that next time we will also have free brownies for you, but only if you stop!”




Please watch Buenos Aires Animal Save‘s video: “Animals need you!”



Please watch: Save Movement Valparaíso asks for 1 or 2 minutes to bear witness at their October 9 vigil:



Please watch Guatemala Animal Save‘s video from their October 7 vigil: “A tear means the same, regardless of the species”




In New York City, The Save Movement aims to have 100 chapters, one at each live market. Bushwick Animal Save in Brooklyn is one of them.

Bushwick Animal Save made the news. The Bushwick Daily reports:
Local Animal Rights Activists Organize Locally With Bushwick Animal Save


Tucson Animal Save held their first vigil on October 6 at the University of Arizona’s Food Products and Safety Laboratory, which kills cows, pigs, goats and lambs. They also bring in chickens that were murdered elsewhere to sell in their meat sales department.
“Thank you so much to all who came out yesterday for Tucson’s 1st Animal Save Vigil! A special thanks to those activists who came all the way from Phoenix! 🏼 “


NY Farm Animal Save continue to hold vigils at Charles River Laboratories in Kingston, New York. They report from their October 6 vigil:
“A small but dedicated group of people came out to plant seeds and raise awareness about animal testing. We will keep asking that they use alternatives such as computer models and in vitro testing, to name a few. We see you, even behind the barbed wire fence, we see you. And we’ll never stop seeing you. Many thanks to everyone who came out today. Much gratitude and respect.”




Welcome Anderlecht Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Welcome Liège Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Finland Fur Animal Save report from their October 13 demo in Turku:
“We had some discussions with people about the fur industry and the stores that do not sell fur, in particular. Several people asked which stores are ‘safe’ to shop at and which ones to avoid. It is great to see that people are interested and want to leave fur out of their wardrobe. At the same time, one man accused us of trying to steal people’s jobs, namely the fur farmers’, and a woman came by ranting how fake fur is made from plastic and it pollutes the environment. What they both had in common was that they did not stop to listen to our reply or have a discussion. We wish they did as we would love to talk with them.”



Activists bear witness and offer comfort to terrified cows who silently huddle together moments before they’re slaughtered.

– Alexander Kolb with Nüremberg Animal Save

Please watch Freiburg Animal Save‘s video from their recent vigils:



Dublin Animal Save is now Dublin Cow Save. From their September 24 vigil, Lucas Rake asks:
“What would you think if dogs were being transported like this to a place where they’d get killed for profit because people don’t want to eat vegetables?”



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



Oslo Animal Save received news coverage: Newspaper Tønsbergs Blad covers vigils and includes video and interviews with activists (in Norwegian).
Action against slaughter of animals



Torun Animal Save held a 3-day vigil on October 2-4 at the Pini Polonia slaughter plant.

Watch thirsty pigs on truck desperately drink water before going in to their deaths:



The media company produced this great video about The Save Movement in Portugal, which has grown to 8 groups in 1 year. They interview activists and show vigil footage (in Portuguese):



Welcome Cáceres Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Noord-Holland Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first vigil is set for October 22: event page



“In the first picture is a 5-month-old puppy. No one would consider him anything other than a baby, with his whole life ahead of him.
Behind him, however, is a truck full of pigs being taken to be killed. These pigs are only around 6 months old.
So why do we not even stop to consider that they too are just babies? Why do we justify taking their lives and cutting up their bodies?
Many will never know the outside, except through the slats of a truck.
Many had their tails cut off from a very early age.
Many were covered in bruises & scratches.
None of them will ever get to grow up.
Why do we continue to do this as we destroy the planet, our health, and the existence of these individual beings?
In everything that matters, we are all the same. And nothing can justify the horrific acts that continue every single day.”

– Emily Noble with Norfolk Animal Save

Please watch: Shropshire & Worcestershire Animal Save bear witness and document the final moments of cows headed to slaughter.



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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 500 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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