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Toronto Pig Save's News Update
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Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
(Please scroll down for vigil schedule.)
Save continues to grow all over the world! We now have 656 Animal Save groups in 69 countries listed on our website. We also have 97 Climate Save groups in 38 countries and 24 Health Save groups in 16 countries.
What is a campaign? How can strategic corporate campaigns get us closer to animal liberation? How can you help the animal liberation movement from a computer? Join Anita Kranjc and Johanna Elizabeth for PART 1 of this WORKSHOP SERIES. In Part 1, we will give an introduction to strategic corporate campaigns, learn from some historical examples, and dive deep into researching some campaign targets. Registration is required for this event. REGISTER HERE. More details at the event page.
Toronto Cow Save report from their vigil with special guest James Aspey: "Thank you to James and everyone for joining our Tuesday morning vigil this week! James is known worldwide for his effective activism for animals, educational talks, and most recently for running for parliament in his home country of Australia. He has a huge social media following and has helped so many to become vegan."
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Manitoba Animal Save held an Anti-fur Protest outside The Bay. They report: "For hundreds of years, The Hudson's Bay Company have been promoting the abuse of animals through the fur trade."
Vancouver Chicken Save have restarted truck stopping, which they stopped when Hallmark "Poultry" leased the alley where trucks used to come in and barred the public from it. They report: "The two truck drivers we interacted with were so cooperative! We were able to get some very impactful footage and bear witness
peacefully and safely. We all held tulips at today’s vigil to pay our respects to Bao Min Cheng, a Hallmark worker who died at the age of 52 of a heart attack after a 13-hour shift" Truck stopping during vigils will now be carried out on Saturday and Wednesday mornings.
Please watch and share: Pigs in distress are seen about to arrive at Fearmans slaughter plant during a Toronto Pig Save vigil.
2019 Women's March From Fearman's Slaughterhouse
May 12, 9 am – 2 pm. RSVP: event page
We will start the day with a vigil for the pigs. After bearing witness and leaving flowers and messages for the babies trapped inside the slaughterhouse, we will start marching to a park in downtown Burlington. We are marching to show our solidarity to the nonhuman females that have been oppressed by a patriarchy.
We aim to increase awareness and action so that all feminists include animals in their circle of compassion. Female animals are forcibly impregnated over and over and again until they are 'spent' and then sent to slaughter. These mother's have their babies stolen from them in order to satisfy human greed.
Weekly vigils and outreach with Toronto-area Saves
Toronto 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 that helps build community and a support network of like-minded activists. Please join us. Scroll down for vigil schedule.
• Tuesday, April 2, 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 with special guest James Aspey.
RSVP: event page

• Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 - 9:30 am: Toronto Pig Save's Weekly 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

• Tuesday, April 96 - 7 pm:  KW Animal Save Pig Vigil
RSVP: event page

• Sunday, April 28, 10 am - 12 pm: Toronto Pig Save Monthly Sunday Vigil for the Pigs 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

• Sunday, May 12, 9 am – 2 pm: 2019 Women's March From Fearman's Slaughterhouse
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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Climate Save Movement
Climate Save Movement's core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active. The climate change crisis is upon us,
and we must urgently rise to mitigate  and reverse it. The great news is that there are new Climate Save groups being formed all around the world!
Please welcome our new chapters:

Bangkok Climate Save. Find them on Facebook.

Climate Save Croatia. Find them on Facebook.
Palermo Climate Save (Italy). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Climate Save Serbia. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
North America

CDMX Climate Save (Mexico City). Find them on Facebook.
The single biggest thing that you can do as an individual to help combat climate change is to go vegan. Start here:

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

Please help by signing our petition. Let's get to 15,000 signatures!
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!
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Bearing Witness Around the World


If you would like to bear witness but don't have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group.  Email us at
Please see and share scenes from Hong Kong Pig Save's March 24 vigil.
The Save Organizing Tour of India continues to produce great results.

Welcome Indore Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Please watch Jabalpur Animal Save's video: "This is what happens to cows and buffalos when they can no longer give milk."
Bangkok Animal Save held a vigil for the pigs on March 22.
Please watch a livestream from the vigil.
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Torhout Animal Save held a chicken vigil on March 26 at the Lammens "poultry" slaughter plant.
Rakvere Animal Save's March 27 vigil at the HK Scan slaughter plant drew news media attention: Protest at meat plant
Welcome Palermo Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Please watch Roma Animal Save's video: "This video is dedicated to all our activists, to all those men and women who stop the trucks of death at The Save Movement vigils all over the world."
Save Movement activists Francisco Brandão and Yolanda Santos are on an organizing tour of Madeira. They report from Funchal Animal Save's first vigil at the Santo da Serra slaughter plant: "Let's make it normal in our society. Let's invite people to join a vigil and bear witness with us." Please watch.
The vigil was covered by  the local news media: Santo da Serra slaughter plant in animal rights activists' sights
Škofja Loka Animal Save report from their March 14 vigil: "Today we witnessed individuals on their last journey. But we did not even have the opportunity to say goodbye to most of them. We wanted to tell them that we are so sorry, that we care to see them, feel them. We just wanted to say goodbye."
At Barcelona Animal Save's March 24 vigil, 2 chickens were saved. Please watch.
TV station Telebasel reported on Basel Animal Save's early morning vigil on March 18.
Sussex Animal Save held a demonstration at Tottingworth Farm on March 16 against the lambing event, which took place next to a slaughterhouse. "We encouraged customers to recognise that these baby lambs who will be comforted by many local families, will also be killed at this slaughterhouse. How can we love an animal but pay for them to be killed for food?"
On March 25 they held a vigil at Morley Farm, where they bore witness to "cows, calves, sheep and pigs, as young as 5 months old. They will now be killed against their will, because of consumer demand."
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As the Save Latino Tour 2019 draws to a close with stops in Tunja, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Medellin, more groups are being formed.
Welcome Ubaté Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Watch: Guayaquil Animal Save bore witness to cows about to enter the slaughter plant. "They don't want to die. We ask them to forgive us fo what we do to them."
Save Movement Montevideo held a vigil on March 24 at the Carrasco slaughter plant. Activist Carolina Cajes reports: "We were able to witness the arrival of 7 trucks and about 350 sentient lives -- dairy dairy cows, calves, etc. After a life of complete suffering caused by human beings, ego and greed, their story comes to an end."
Guadalajara Animal Save report from their March 30 vigil for the pigs: "He trembles with fear and stress. Join us to give them the only kind touch and only words of love to these babies. Your choices determine their future."
Welcome Macon Animal Save in Georgia. Find them on Facebook.

Newark Animal Save bore witness to cows and goats at American Halal "Meat" on March 28. A cow is seen seemingly dead on the floor.

Please watch: Hatfield Pig Save held an impromptu vigil for the cows on the road. "On the drive home we noticed a truck parked. So we asked the trucker if he was OK with letting us spend some time with the victims. He was very respectful and let us have time with them."
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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 650 Save groups in 69 countries 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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