Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 28/10/18

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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 Brampton Fur Save. Find them on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/BramptonFurSave/Their first event is set for November 2: event page

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“Toronto Pig Save activists have been holding vigils at Fearmans slaughterhouse for several years and have raised safety concerns with Fearmans regarding aggressive truck drivers. Our requests have been ignored. We call on Michael Latifi CEO of Sofina Foods and Fearmans slaughterhouse to set up a Safety Agreement Now to enable us to safely bear witness at our weekly vigils.”
Petition:

Michael Latifi: Stop endangering activists! Negotiate a safety agreement at Fearmans now!

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As the weather cools across the country, Vancouver Chicken Save report:
“This was one of our last truck stopping vigils for the season. The tarps are up over the crates so we wouldn’t have any visibility as they drive in… But we will definitely be back at it in the spring! Thank you so much Martin Nichols for these amazing photos!”





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Watch: media coverage from a recent vigil with Surrey Chicken Save:
“Big shoutout to TV Punjab for the great media coverage of Surrey Chicken Save! Great video… please watch it! Thank you Jason Veganicus and Jay Son for a job well done!!”



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Niagara Farm Animal Save asks from Highland Packers, a grocery store with a slaughterhouse attached:
“Remember when we posted the picture of the dead piglets a while ago? (See picture here) This is from yesterday. Photo via Carly Elston. We heard the piglets screaming in the holding pen while activists inside the store took this photo.”



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Winnipeg Chicken Save & Manitoba Animal Save note that new fencing put up at their recent vigil – a key sign their presence is having an impact:
“Photos from our protest at Dunn-Rite. Just because they put up a fence, that won’t stop us. It shows they are scared and guilty of killing innocent chickens and selling their eggs.”





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Milton Chicken Save report from their vigil on October 27 for the chickens killed at Sargent Farms. They remind us that every action makes a difference:
“Thanks to all who came out. Today we did something to try to make the world a better place!”



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Langley Pig Save held their weekly vigil at the Britco Pork slaughter plant:
“Yes, we are a small group, but we tight. Thank you for coming to our weekly vigil. We are so grateful for all that you do for the animals. We have so much love for y’all that we are already looking forward to the next vigil!”
Jason Veganicus writes, “You give me hope. The devotion, compassion and determination that we all felt and displayed this morning, truly gives me hope. Love and respect to all of you!”



Please watch “Our First Save | Langley Pig Save” by vigil participant Sarien Slabbert:



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

Sometimes, the truth is scarier than fantasy.
The single biggest step that you can take to reduce your carbon footprint is to go vegan.



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!

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

See farmed animals for who they really are: innocent babies who just want to be happy and loved.

Credit: Santuario Igualdad



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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, 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 29, 6 – 8:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil and Outreach
RSVP
: event page

• Tuesday, October 30, 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

• Wednesday, October 31, 9 – 11 am: Niagara Farm Animal Save’s Highland Packers Vigil
RSVP
: event page

• Thursday, November 1, 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).
RSVP
: event page

• Thursday, November 1, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
RSVP
: event page

• Friday, November 2, 8 – 10 am: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach
RSVP
: event page

• Friday, November 2, 10 am – 12 pm: Brampton Fur Save’s first outreach
RSVP
: event page

• Saturday, November 3, 8 am – 10 pm: Toronto Fish Save’s St. Lawrence Market vigil
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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ASIA

HONG KONG

Hong Kong Pig Save at VegFest!
“Our biggest happiness at VegFest is meeting children not willing to hurt animals and meeting adults willing to face the truths. We want to thank you who support us on Facebook lately! Let’s make the connection with animals “







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ISRAEL



Israel is The Save Movement’s 57th country!
Welcome Israel Against Live Shipments. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
They join Save as an existing organization with a long history of fighting the live export industry.

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PHILIPPINES

Metro Manila Animal Save report from their October 27 vigil:
“It is not your right—based on YOUR traditions, YOUR customs and YOUR habits—to deny animals THEIR freedom so you can harm them, enslave them and kill them.”







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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA

Please watch: Melbourne Pig Save‘s vigil at Diamond Valley Pork Laverton on October 24:
“In her last moments she was given full attention and love by this caring activist. Stroking her head to try to provide a little comfort, acknowledge her life and let her know she is so much more than those who will end up eating her will ever understand. She is someone and reducing her to slices of her flesh or rolled up into a sausage or carved up into a chunk of flesh does not diminish that for her or us.”



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NEW ZEALAND

Christchurch Animal Save report from their October 22 vigil, which saw a passionate group bear witness to cows:
“Thank you to everyone who came out to bear witness to the animals today. We have such a great team here who are amazing at supporting each other. We are so much stronger together. Through your experiences out here today more people are choosing a compassionate lifestyle. And the animals who we saw may have felt a moment of love.”







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EUROPE

FRANCE



Welcome Le Mans Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first event is set for November 2: event page



Welcome Lyon Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first event is set for October 29: event page

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GERMANY



Welcome Münster Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Please watch and share: Bielefeld Animal Save‘s first vigil:
“We see you.
We love you.
We will fight for you.
Until every cage is empty.”



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ICELAND



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

They already held vigils during October at the Suðurlands slaughter plant:



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IRELAND

What if they could talk?
At Dublin Cow Save‘s 4th vigil, a few activists tell their experience bearing witness to individuals about to have their life taken from them. They explain why it’s so important that we not only stop funding these industries but stand up for nonhuman animals too.



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NORWAY

Activist Martin Skadal has embarked on an organizing tour around Norway. In his own words:
“I’m doing a tour in Norway!! Going to your place! Let’s meet! 🤩 The tour is for World Saving Hustle, The Save Movement and Climate Vegan.
For now, two events per city are ready: 1. Lecture about “why save the world” and 2. Workshop about “how to save the world.” Come join, Facebook events up soon.
I would love to come speak at your local school or somewhere, so hit me up if you can help with that. Would love to host a lecture, workshop, and it’s all for free! Much love!! “



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PORTUGAL

Setubal Animal Save – Stop Live Exports continues to bear witness at the port as thousands andthousands of curious, social animals are shipped to their deaths in faraway lands:



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SLOVAKIA

Dunajská Streda Animal Save held a vigil at the Istermeat slaughter plant on October 16.
“During our 4th vigil we said goodbye to the bulls and young bulls – beings who are not longer with us. Their story ends here, at a slaughterhouse. They made only one mistake: they were born into a world where they are percieved only as a number and not as individuals.”







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SLOVENIA

Celje Animal Save report from their October 15 vigil:
“At today’s vigil in Celje, we witnessed the horrifying stories of many individuals. Each of these sentient beings was raised because people expect the (economic) benefit from them. People have set prices on their lives, even though their own lives are priceless to them – just like ours.”



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SPAIN

Spain has 3 new Save groups!



Welcome Badajoz Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Ibiza Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

They held their first vigil on October 25 at the Eivissa slaughter plant:





Welcome Olot Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

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THE NETHERLANDS

Noord-Holland Animal Save held their first vigil on October 22:
“Thanks to everyone who was there early in Oost-Graftdijk! And special thanks to those who have stayed (one-man protests). We suspect that the slaughter schedule has been changed especially for us, so next time we are there all day. More info will follow.”





At Apeldoorn Calf Save‘s vigil outside the Ekro slaughter plant, activists witness innocent cows smell fresh air before going in to their deaths:



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UNITED KINGDOM

“I was with Manchester Pig Save to witness around 600 baby pigs arrive at “Tulip” death camp, to be murdered and dismembered (for your enjoyment).
I met a gorgeous girl who I tickled, she reminded me of my dog coming for a fuss. How is it that two species of animals, so similar in the way they act, play, feel, understand and love are treated so differently by humans? Pigs are more intelligent than dogs. They are just as playful and loving as dogs. Why do we love dogs, yet enslave, torture, abuse and murder pigs?
You can stop this! Stop paying for this to happen! GO VEGAN!”

– Sally Proctor



Hertfordshire Chicken Save report from their vigil outside Bell Farm:
“This afternoon a team of compassionate activists stood together to witness thousands of innocent baby chickens arrive for their brutal slaughter.
The chicken industry is a monstrosity.”



 

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LATIN AMERICA

ARGENTINA

At Mendoza Animal Save‘s vigil outside the Avícola Luján slaughter plant, the baby chickens make soft sounds as they receive love:



Soledad Palermo on her first vigil, with Mar del Plata Animal Save:
“Today I was a witness. No one told me. I did not see it in a video. It was my own ears that heard live the desperate cry of the cows in the truck heading to the slaughterhouse. It was my eyes that saw their prison, crammed in and desperate. It was my nose that smelled their fear, their nonverbal language that asked for liberation.
As soon as I saw them, I broke down in tears. The impotence of not being able to save them, of not being able to do anything. I correct myself: Yes, I could do something, feel the pain and live the experience. To be able to tell and transmit it.
If you can see, in the picture of the truck that transports meat, you see a ‘happy cow.’ Nothing farther from reality. Quite the opposite. The cows enter the slaughter plant in a horrible way.
Enough of animal cruelty. Liberation now!”





 

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NORTH AMERICA

UNITED STATES

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

Welcome Harlem Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first event is set for November 21: Thanksgiving Unity Vigil

Watch: Pittsburgh Animal Save bearing witness to goats leaving the slaughter truck.
Every vigil has an impact – no matter how big or how small.
“After bearing witness to goats leaving the truck, we had two positive conversations with people passing by our vigil. Thanks to you all for coming out!”





Chino Cow Save report from one of their October vigils:
“Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday from Palo Alto, San Diego, and near
in bearing witness to the horrors of animal agriculture in Chino/Ontario to help spread
the animals’ stories.
We need YOUR input for the vigil next week. Please check your email if you are on our
weekly email list, or message us for more info.”

A truly haunting scene at a recent DFW Animal Save event:
“What is this??”
The truck driver responds: “It’s to make dog treats. I’m taking it to Dallas.”
Blood, spines, rib cages, intestines, muscle, hearts, heads. This is what is left of the bodies of young cows and pigs after they were forced onto the kill floor of this slaughterhouse, shot dead, and chopped into pieces for humans to consume.This is not only the practice of a small slaughterhouse in Fort Worth, but it is how all slaughterhouses operate. Whether it is for dog food or gelatin in jello and gummy bears, this is the remains of animals’ bodies…the parts that most humans refuse to knowingly eat. This is what is left of animals who simply wanted to live and be free from harm.
The only reason this is here and the only reason these animals suffer is because we allow it to happen. The only reason slaughterhouses are running is because we fund it all with our dollars, our purchases. It’s all about business and profit. But it doesn’t need to be this way. We can shut these places down in the matter of a couple of years (or
less!) and help transform them into ethical businesses. We can all thrive and be happy eating food that doesn’t cause animals to suffer.
“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others why wouldn’t we? We can. And we will. Be the change.”

Orlando Animal Save report from their October 7 vigil:
“Footage from our first vigil at A-Poultry. We came with compassion for the suffering animals, but we were met with aggression, and violence. Our hearts break for the many animals who tragically loose their lives, and suffer in places like these. This slaughterhouse claims ‘free-range,’ but as you can see, there is nothing free about this place.
We couldn’t save them, but we can show the world what they were going through to save future animals from slaughter.”



Springdale Animal Save write from their recent chicken vigil:
“It’s heartbreaking that this baby has been living in hell on a factory farm and she had her life brutally taken from her because of our greed as humans. Her body is not nutritional for you. Her body is not a sandwich or a main course. Her body is HER BODY and humans stole it. This has to change.”



Las Vegas Animal Save activist Amber Allan reports from their vigil at Pitman Farms:
“I wish there was something I could tell you that helped you understand everything. I wish there was a way to remove your blinders. I understand. I never thought about where my meat came from a matter of a few short years ago. I never thought about the life my meal lived. After going vegetarian for health reasons, all animal products started to gross me out. That led me to becoming vegan. And that’s when I started to learn more about where my “meat” came from. I learned more about how there are factory farms. I learned that it didn’t need to be this way.
And now I am vegan for the animals. I am vegan for the planet, my home, Mother Earth. I am vegan for all of our futures, our grandkids’ future. Have you seen the latest report giving us 12 years left to save the planet? What were
you doing twelve years ago? What will you be doing in twelve years? I’ll be saving the planet for the next twelve years. Please join me. I understand if you quickly scroll past this and don’t read my words. That’s the guilt inside you. Remember the compassion you have. Connect to the animals before you eat them. See their faces.”





Windsor/Detroit Farm Animal Save bore witness to turkeys, and the disease they are made to suffer:
“Yes, this happens on a small family farm that raises sentient individuals to be slaughtered for Thanksgiving every year. Yes, farm animals develop cancer. Yes, she is free-range. Yes, she is suffering. No, she will not be granted veterinary care. Yes, she will still be slaughtered for her flesh, despite her cancer and a family will feast on her body.”



 

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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 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 (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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