Toronto Pig Save & The Save Movement’s Weekly Updates – 25/11/18

Categories: The Save Movement news,Toronto Pig Save news,Toronto-area Save groups news

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.)

At Toronto Pig Save’s November 22 vigil, a dead pig is surrounded by pigs with frostbite outside of Fearmans “Pork” slaughter plant:



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We’re over 5,000 signatures. Please help us get to 7,500!
“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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The CBC reported on St. John’s Farm Animal Save‘s vigils:
Vegan group holds ‘vigils’ for chickens en route to processing plant



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“They just wanted to play.”
Ditch Dairy Save Lives released a new heartbreaking video taken at a dairy farm in Southern Ontario.



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KW Animal Save shares these words after their November 21 vigil:
“To all of those who were killed today at Conestoga ‘Meat’ Packers, we hope that you may now rest in the peace that you were denied in life.
Deep in that dark filthy cage,
Trembling in cold and fear,
Slammed against that metal truck,
Crammed with all your peers,
Walking in that narrow corridor,
With shouts behind the door,
Facing the bodies of your friends,
On the killing floor.
Even in these moments,
We wanted you to know,
That we see you, we hear you, we feel you, we love you,
That you are not alone

An excerpt from ‘You’re not Alone,’ written by Aylam Orian”







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London Ontario Fur Animal Save held an anti-fur outreach event outside a major fur retailer:
“Power in numbers! Despite the cold and the rain, many activists came out to show Channer’s that selling and profiting off of fur is wrong. Fur is murder ! Wear your own skin and let animals keep theirs.”





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Manitoba Animal Save held a protest outside the Canada Goose manufacturing plant in Winnipeg:
“This winter, make it a goal to speak out on behalf of the innocent animals that have been killed and continue to suffer and die for fashion. We have loads of literature you can take in which you can hand out to your friends and loved ones, or to those wearing fur on the streets to educate them about the horrors of the fur industry.”



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Watch: Toronto Fur Animal Save‘s live video from the Anti-Fur March in Toronto on November 24:



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

We are facing a climate crisis, one that affects every living being on the planet. We must mobilize to fight catastrophic climate change, so we’re very glad to announce that new Climate Save groups are forming around the world.
Joining existing groups such as Climate Save Missoula, Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save and North Carolina Climate Save, we have new groups:



Welcome Toronto Climate Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.



Welcome Climate Save Spain. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Climate Save Ibiza. Find them on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing many more Climate Save groups form.

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 550+ chapters in 60 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.



Nothing to see here folks… just a goat trying to snuggle with her fam — just like all beings should!

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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, November 26, 6- 7:30 pm: Brampton Chicken Save Vigil and Outreach
RSVP
: event page

• Tuesday, November 27, 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, November 29, 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 29, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Toronto Chicken Save evening vigil
RSVP
: event page

• Sunday, December 2, 10 am – 2 pm: Toronto Pig Save’s Vigil for pigs with James Hoot
RSVP
: event page

• Friday, December 7, 7:30 – 8:30 pm: Toronto Fish Save’s Symphony of the Sea Protest
RSVP
: event page

• Wednesday, December 19, 6 – 11 pm: Animals Beyond Borders 8 – An Annual Toronto Pig Save Fundraiser
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

INDIA



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

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TURKEY

Istanbul Animal Save held their first vigil on November 19, with 11 attending. They report:
“Over the course of 3 hours, we witnessed no less than 15-20 trucks, and probably a 100 sheep, lambs, cows were killed. We exchanged numbers with many workers and traders who were there, we got tips about other slaughterhouses, and we even received an open invitation from a proud farmer — who happened to be there to have some of his cows killed — to visit his farm next Sunday.”







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PHILIPPINES

At Metro Manila Animal Save‘s November 25 vigil, a sweet pig awaits death surrounded by other tired and scared pigs.



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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA



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

Adelaide Animal Save activists rescue 140 hens from egg farm
After asking for and taking 8 hens surrendered by the farm before they could be gassed to death, the activists went back for more:
“We left with the chickens, excited that 8 lives had been saved but feeling guilty that bins full of chickens were still left behind. We decided to contact Lissy and Dillon to ask for some help and made the decision that we would all go together and ask the owner if we could rescue more. The owner agreed and was gracious to let us take and re-home as many as we could. In two cars we managed to fit around 140 hens, and spent the rest of the night delivering them to homes and sanctuaries who welcomed them.”





The Animal Project report from their November 21 vigil for the turkeys with Legion DX Sydney:
“Grown in filthy, windowless sheds, they are crammed in their thousands, never to see the light of day. Slaughtered at 8-10 weeks old. Unspeakable cruelty that few of us ever think about. turkeys have a wide range of feelings – joy, fear, love, loyalty, pain. They are NO different. We witness these emotions every day. Please take turkey off your plate and opt for a kinder Christmas for all.”



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EUROPE

CZECH REPUBLIC



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

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GERMANY

Hannover Animal Save report from their November 16 vigil for the pigs at the Leine-Fleisch slaughter plant:
“We were back in Gleidingen to document the suffering and individual faces of the victims in the animal industries and if possible to give them some love and compassion. Because of our talks with the slaughterhouse we had unlimited access to the trucks and were able to film and spend time with the pigs.”





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ITALY



Welcome Savona Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Torino Animal Save report from their November 21 vigil for the pigs:
“Yesterday we were in Cremona for the vigil in collaboration with Milano Animal Save, Cremona Animal Save and Como Animal Save. Joey Carbstrong, an Australian activist now carrying out his European tour, was also with us.”







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SPAIN

Mallorca Animal Save bore witness to baby pigs outside the Mercapalma slaughter plant.
“They’re babies. They want to live. Peace begins on our plate.”



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THE NETHERLANDS

The Netherlands has 4 new Save groups!



Welcome Leeuwarden Cow Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Their first vigil is set for December 10: event page



Welcome Purmerland Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Tilburg Cow Save. Find them on Facebook.



Welcome Zevenhuizen Chicken Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Their first vigil is set for December 5: event page

A wounded pig was filmed at a gas station during Helmond Pig Save‘s November 20 12-hour vigil outside the Van Rooi “Meat” slaughter plant.



The local news covered the vigil:
Animal activists protested for 12 hours at Van Rooi Meat in Helmond



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UNITED KINGDOM

Activists with Kent Animal Save bearing witness at the Ramsgate port to calves being exported. They suckle activists fingers as they’re desperate for the comfort that they will never receive off their mothers:



Derbyshire Animal Save joined Animal Justice Project in their partnership Lifeline Campaign right in the heart of Derby city centre. “We’ve had a great turnout and it’s going incredibly well so far!”



 

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LATIN AMERICA

The second Save Latino Tour of 2018 is here!
The Save Movement Latin America started its Save Latino Tour on November 13 with organizers Nevenka Tenenbaum and Maureen Lómez to open new groups and support those who need it.
They will visit the following cities of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay: Tucumán, Salta, Corrientes, San Juan, San Luis, Trelew, Neuquén, Bariloche, Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Cochabamba, La Paz, Lima, Trujillo and Asunción.
At the same time, they will be holding informative talks for activists who want to know the movement and want to us, as well as sharing other local activism to generate a more active and united community.





The tour is having further success as a new group has formed in Bolivia.

Welcome Santa Cruz Animal Save – Bolivia. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

They held their first vigil on November 21 at the municipal slaughter plant.







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URUGUAY

Save Movement Montevideo held a vigil at the Carrasco slaughter plant, which has the capacity to kill 1,200 cows and 4,500 sheep daily.





 

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NORTH AMERICA

MEXICO

Guadalajara Animal Save bore witness as pigs arrived and were unloaded. A pig was injured from falling off the truck’s third level:



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UNITED STATES

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

Welcome Long Island Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

New Haven Animal Save report from their vigil at Bridgeport Live Poultry:
“We’re beyond thankful to be side by side with all of you that dedicate their spare time and their lives to fight against violence, to fight for the freedom of those who are oppressed and to fight for a better world for all to live in. Until each and everyone of them is free.”



Las Vegas Animal Save bore witness to the chickens at Highland “Poultry.”
“’Don’t kill the chickens, they didn’t do nothing to you!’ That is what the young man who approached the two cages full of chickens at Charleston Poultry said to the owner. Thank you Danielle Eberhardt for bringing your nephew to bear witness and for his compassion.”





North Carolina Farmed Animal Save activists rescued two turkeys on this holiday.
“We went to a small farm where a farmer agreed to surrender this beautiful boy and girl to us. They were going to be used to create generations of new turkeys to sell, and now they will be going to a vegan sanctuary.”





Windsor-Detroit Farm Animal Save attended Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade “disrupting the social norm while bringing awareness to the turkeys unnecessarily murdered for a day in which we celebrate with thankfulness and gratitude. So many children read our messages of compassion for turkeys and will go home and ask their parents questions about the animals which we torture, mutilate and murder for food.”



 

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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 550 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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