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Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
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The Animal Save Movement is growing around the world!
We have 908 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   688 groups in 70 countries
Climate Save:  189 groups in 49 countries
Health Save:    31 groups in 12 countries

Thank you for supporting Toronto Pig Save!
From Democracy Now: SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words
This year, January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. In his words:
"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin — we must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered."
At Los Angeles Animal Save's night vigil at Farmer John's Slaughter plant on January 19, many activists showed up to give the pigs water and love. Joaquin Phoenix came, still in his tux, straight from his big win at the SAG awards!
Please watch this excellent Jane Unchained News livestream of the vigil, which includes the thirsty innocent pigs and interviews with Joaquin and other activists. “Most people don’t really know of the torture and murder in the meat and dairy industry,” Phoenix, 45, still dressed in his award show tuxedo, told Jane Unchained News. “I’ve seen it for what it is, so I have to be here.”

The story has received massive media coverage worldwide: 
People magazine: Joaquin Phoenix Comforted Pigs at L.A. Slaughterhouse After SAG Award Win: 'I Have to Be Here'

Hollywood Reporter: Joaquin Phoenix Followed SAG Awards With Vigil for Pigs: "I Have to Be Here"

FOX News: Joaquin Phoenix comforts pigs at slaughterhouse after SAG win: 'I have to be here'

NY Daily News: ‘Joker’ winner Joaquin Phoenix skips SAG awards after-party to comfort pigs bound for slaughter

Daily Mail: Joaquin Phoenix cut his SAG Awards celebration short to attend a vigil for pigs at LA slaughterhouse

ET Canada: Joaquin Phoenix Celebrates SAG Awards Win By Joining Vigil For Pigs Outside L.A. Slaughterhouse

TMZ: Joaquin Phoenix Visits Pigs en Route to Slaughterhouse...After Winning SAG Award

ET Canada video: Joaquin Phoenix Attends Pig Vigil After SAG Awards

Vanity Fair: Joaquin Phoenix, Super-Vegan, Raced to L.A. Slaughterhouse After SAG Win: “This Is an Injustice”
Roaring Silence Against Bill 156
January 25, 12:30 - 3 pm, Trinity Square, Toronto
RSVP: event page
We will march in silence in single file and draw attention to Ag-Gag Bill 156.
The government of Ontario has created a bill to silence, intimidate, and take away the rights of those of us who want animal liberation. Together,  on January 25th, let’s UNITE to SILENTLY ROAR, in response to Bill 156.
Please sign and share our petition, which has over 30,000 signatures: Stop Ontario's Ag Gag Law

Please watch and share Toronto Cow Save's video, "The Power of Music and Love." This beautiful cow bonded with the activist who comforted her, played her soothing music and sang to her.


Please watch Regina Pig Save's video from their January 19 vigil for the pigs at Thunder Creek "Pork": the innocent pigs scream as they are prodded to come out of the death truck.

Guelph Cow Save bore witness to the cows arriving to their unjust deaths at the Cargill slaughter plant on January 3 outside Guelph. Please watch. 
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Veganuary is great for anyone to get started. 
Weekly vigils and outreach with Toronto-area Saves
Toronto Pig Save has a firm commitment to hold at least three vigils per week for pigs, cows and chickens. Everyone is welcome. The more people attending, the greater the impact. Vigils may be traumatic, but they are also an empowering experience.
Saturday, January 25, 12:30 - 3 pm, Trinity Square: Roaring Silence Against Bill 156
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Tuesday, January 28, 9:30 am - 12 pm:  Toronto Cow Save weekly vigil for the Cows and Lambs at St. Helen’s 'Meat' Packers slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road
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Thursday, January 30, 7:30 – 9:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Weekly Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
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Monday, February 17, 9 - 11 am: Toronto Pig Save Monthly Vigil (Family Day) for the Pigs
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March 21, 12 pm – 3 pm: Toronto Climate Save's Planet V$ Cargill Global Day of Action against Cargill
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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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We believe 2020 and this coming decade is decisive in determining our prospects for planetary survival. By tackling animal agriculture we can reduce methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas which has a short life span in the atmosphere. Its half life is 10 years compared to CO2 which is 100 years. The Climate Save Movement is building a grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis by ending animal agriculture, reforesting the Earth and phasing out fossil fuels. Help save the planet by going vegan and promoting vegan #FoodSystemChangeNow! The climate crisis is upon us. We must rise up to mitigate and reverse it.
Please welcome our new chapter in New Zealand: Auckland Climate Save. Find them on Facebook.
"We'll have lots of projects that we need volunteer help to accomplish, like beach cleanups, educational documentary screenings, animal sanctuary working bees, fundraising for help for animal victims of various climate catastrophes, like the Australian Bush Fires, plus more."
Democracy Now!: Climate Refugees: Climate-Fueled Drought, Sea Level Rise, Storms & Fires Displace Millions Worldwide
"A new report reveals how long-term disasters, including sea level rise and desertification, and short-term disasters, such as storms and fires, are especially threatening to people living in the Global South and island nations."
Save groups are holding Saturday Vigils for Australia between January 18 and February 1. The vigils honour the over 1 billion animals killed in the wildfires, including wildlife and farmed animals, as well as the human victims, including Indigenous peoples.
Puebla Climate Save created an offering/altar to honour the animal victims.
David Animal Save held a vigil at a city park. 
Ankara Animal Save held a candlelight memorial with music.

Berlin Climate Save attended the Wir Haben Es Satt! (We are fed up) demonstration on January 18 calling on everyone to be loud for #FoodSystemChangeNow. This events is supposed to focus on food system change and more sustainable agriculture. However, in this particular demonstration, animal agriculture is barely mentioned and it is argued that animal agriculture can in fact be sustainable! They report: "We attended the demonstration and made clear: animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of environmental destruction and climate change. We demand a plant-based food system! Thank you all for the support!"
Cargill is destroying the planet.
Planet V$ Cargill - Mexico!
As part of Climate Save Movement’s Planet V$ Cargill campaign, Mexican activists have launched the national campaign Mexico V$ Cargill, our first simultaneous multi-city disruption against the multinational corporation Cargill. On February 1 we will host 9 simultaneous disruptions against Cargill in 9 different Mexican cities. We'll be working with other activist groups and Save chapters from 15 cities and uniting Animal Save Movement, Climate Save Movement, Health Save Movement.
Our demand is that Cargill urgently switch to a plant-based food company. We will deliver our demands to the company and host sit-ins on busy avenues in front of or near Cargill's 26 facilities or at McDonald's and Walmart locations in case there is no Cargill facility in the city. Groups will stop traffic, wear animal masks against atmospheric contamination and to represent the violence against non-humans, humans and the environment, and will chain their hands and have speeches outlining our demands.
Climate Save Mexico organizers say It will be huge to have so many disruptions in one country with the press covering it and knowing that Cargill has received this document.
Read Mighty Earth’s Cargill: Worst Company in the World report. 
March 21, worldwide
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Animal agriculture is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions and the leading source of ocean dead zones, deforestation, mass species extinctions, and excessive water use. The Climate Save Movement’s mission is to end animal agriculture and to reforest the Earth. Join our Planet V$ Cargill campaign to protest this ecocide and bring about the urgent plant based revolution. Animal, Climate and Health Save Movements are organizing a global day of action against Cargill which will take place on March 21! Participating chapters so far:
Canada: Manitoba Climate SaveToronto Climate Save
Germany: Berlin Climate Save
India: Animal Save Movement India
What are you waiting for? It’s not too late! Going vegan to reforest the Earth and demanding #FoodSystemChangeNow are the single biggest things you can do to have an impact on the environment.
The Amazon is burning. Please help by signing our petition. Let's get to 200,000 signatures!
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!

Take Action!! Start your own Climate Save group! Visit or email us at to get started.
Health Save Movement aims to show how veganism can prevent and reverse diseases related to animal products consumption, enhance food justice, and decrease spending on the health crisis.

Welcome Berlin Health Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Their first event is coming up on January 26: "In collaboration with Rise Foundation e.V. we will be preparing healthy vegan food and distributing it to those in need."
RSVP: event page

Mumbai Health Save held a Weekend Potluck Party on January 18 in partnership with YV Care and Veganuary India. The party saw attendance by over 45 people and included talks by Kuntal Joisher, the first vegan to climb Mount Everest twice; Rohit Ingle, who cycled around 2 countries to spread veganism; and Anil Nagpal, who at the age of 55 discovered health on a raw vegan diet. 


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's Dr. Neal Barnard Slams Dairy Industry-Funded Guidelines


Can you run a marathon on a vegan diet? Ask Fiona Oakes
In this video, listen to world record-holding marathon runner, Fiona Oakes, as she talks about why she is an ethical vegan, and how decades of a plant-based diet has impacted her running career. 


Take Action!! Start your own Health Save group! Visit or email us at to get started.


Animal Rights Activists Rescue 211 Chickens From Slaughter
2019 Kaporos in NYC included more open rescue than ever! Watch as Slaughter Free NYC organizers Jill Carnegie and Mish Poli work with multiple sanctuaries to rescue over 200 lives in the light of day. Sanctuaries on the ground included Tamerlaine Sanctuary & Preserve, VINE Sanctuary and Goats of Anarchy. The mass rescue was organized by Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos and Long Island Orchestrating for Nature - LION, with support from Animal Save Movement. Thanks Their Turn for the video.

After a chicken transport truck crashed in California, injuring or killing many chickens, Chino Cow Save rushed to the scene to try to rescue some of the chickens. They were told that the chickens were private property and therefore could not be taken, but they managed to rescue one hen. 


Please watch and share: Animal Alliance Network & Los Angeles Animal Save's vigils are covered in this extensive piece by Spectrum News 1. 



If you would like to bear witness but don't have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group.  Email us at to get started.
Mumbai Animal Save held a vigil on January 12 at a fish market, where they witnessed the suffering of the fishes. 

A major news outlet once again discusses veganism and Animal Save Movement in India!
Telegraph India: Viva las vegan: A philosophy and a lifestyle
As Australia burns in human-caused climate chaos, the ships of death do not stop. Israel Animal Save documented the horrors on this live-export ship. 
Shepparton Animal Save joined Melbourne Pig Save on January 12 for a vigil at the Diamond Valley "Pork" slaughter plant, which kills up to 13,500 pigs per week. Please watch.
Auckland Animal Save held a vigil for the chickens taken in to be killed at the Tegel slaughter plant on January 17. Please watch.
Jylland Animal Save held a vigil at the Århus slaughter plant on January 7. They managed to get video of the scared cows inside by peeking through a window. Please watch. 

They also held an outreach event in town on the same day. 
Finland Fur Animal Save is in the news as they were present at a protest outside a fur farm on January 17 from which breeding blue foxes are to be exported to China, a move that is opposed by local fur farmers. They report: "What we are concerned about here is the animals. Please share this post and join us in fighting the fur trade in Finland, China, Sweden, Estonia, Canada, United States, Denmark and anywhere else in the world where fur farming is still legal. The animals are not products and they should not be treated as such. Thank you." 

Bielefeld Animal Save bore witness on January 18 at the Tönies Fleisch slaughter plant. 
Setúbal & Sines Animal Save - Stop Live Exports held a protest on January 13 against the live export of animals from the port. Please watch.
Meat the Victims report from their farm takeover in Ljubljana on December 23: "We started the week with Meat the Victims on 23rd in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Around 50 activists were a part of it, all together and just 10 went inside a barn. The moment we entered the property we sent out a press release and media arrived before the police. At the end of the action we had all the big media in Slovenia there. Because we met our goal - getting animals shown on TV - we strategically decided to leave the farm shortly after police arrived, we don't need to push for arrests at this stage to make an impactful action."
Here's activist video from inside.
The news media coverage was extensive:
Nova 24 TVMladinaSvet24DnevnikPrlekija-on24ur.comRTV SLOSlovenske NovicePomurske NoviceDemokracijaKlipVestnikPrlekija-onDom in VRTe-Maribor.
Welcome Castilla y León Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram

They are a valuable addition to the animal rights community as they are the first Save group in their region of Spain. 
Leicestershire Animal Save report from their January 16 vigil at Foyle Foods Abattoir: "Thank you to those to were there to bear witness to the unnecessary killing of wholly innocent beings for the selfish reason of taste."
The second Animal Save Tour of Argentina came to Santa Fe, where they joined Santa Fe Animal Save for 3 days of activism including a vigil and a workshop.
Soriano Animal Save came to the town of Dolores to hold a vegan food tasting. They report: "Showing that you can eat rich and healthy leaving the animals off the plate! There are no excuses now, the alternatives are within everyone's reach!"
Mérida MX Animal Save report from their January 18 vigil at the municipal slaughter plant, at the spot where large pig slaughterer Kekén receives pigs. Kekén kills about 2.5 million pigs per year. "We could see that the animals arrive beaten and cut; many of those injuries are due to being transported and handled in terrible ways. Kekén is the cause of the aquifers of this area being contaminated with the waters that they spill there. Our goal is to make visible all this through the vigils we carry out."
Northern Colorado Animal Save joined the rodeo protest on January 18 at the National Western Stock Show. 
The protest made it on to the local TV news.

New Haven Animal Save report from their January 19 vigil: "We held a vigil this morning at a live market in Waterbury, CT. Please do not be the reason another being suffers."

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