We hold three vigils a week throughout the year. We encourage everyone to bring a camera and share the footage you take with your friends and family.

Please join our  “Toronto Pig Save weekly vigils to bear witness” events page on Facebook. If you are not on FB please email us at torontopigsave@gmail.com  and we’ll add you to our weekly email list.

Visit our YouTube and Vimeo channels for footage of our vigils.

Where are the vigils?

We hold  at least one weekly vigil at “St. Helen’s” and “Ryding-Regency Meat Packers” cow slaughterhouse, at 1 Glen Scarlett Road, one block northwest of St. Clair and Keele, followed by a vigil at Maple Leaf “Poultry” at 100 Ethel Street.

Vigils are also held at Fearman’s pig slaughterhouse in Burlington and other slaughterhouses in the GTA/Golden Horeshoe area.

Photo f a sad and frightened pig taken at a Toronto Pig Save vigil in 2012.

Photo of a sad and frightened pig taken at a Toronto Pig Save vigil in 2012.

The significance of bearing witness:

“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, A Calendar of Wisdom



“Bearing Witness”, a blog about Toronto Pig Save vigils

Download our observation sheet which details any possible violations of animal cruelty laws and codes.

[Thank you Kaitlyn Mitchell and Natalie Smith for providing Toronto Pig Save with an overview of legislation and codes related to addressing animal cruelty in transport, unloading, and slaughterhouses and Tracy for putting together observation charts.]