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Dear friends,
Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
(Please scroll down for vigil schedule.)
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The Animal Save Movement is growing around the world!
We have 919 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   705 groups in 71 countries
Climate Save:  186 groups in 48 countries
Health Save:    29 groups in 11 countries

Thank you for supporting Toronto Pig Save!

On December 10 Toronto animal rights groups held an Emergency Rally to STOP BILL 156, the proposed legislation being called an ag-gag law as it would outlaw animal vigils and even blowing the whistle on animal abuse inside animal agriculture facilities. Please watch.
Toronto Pig Save, Animal Rebellion Turtle Island - North America, Animal Rights Toronto and Direct Action Everywhere Toronto converged on Queens Park for the rally just outside the Ontario Legislature.
Ontario residents: please contact your MPP and let them know that Bill 156 is wrong and it should not become law.
Watch this video for more in-depth information about Bill 156: "This is not what democracy looks like."

Our petition has already had some great news coverage:
In his article, New bill aims to hide animal abuse on farms, Thomas Walkom wrote in the Toronto Star, “"Emboldened by the success of ag-gag laws, two U.S. states — North Carolina and Arkansas — have moved to curb whistle blowers in other, non-animal, private businesses, such as nursing homes."
 And this is a powerful op-ed by journalist Jessica Scott-Reid: Ag-Gag Laws Keep Animal Farming in the Dark and Diminish Public Trust

For the full petition update go here.

Please sign and share our petition, which has about 21,000 signatures: Stop Ontario's Ag Gag Law
Also on December 10, Guelph Cow Save and KW Animal Save held a vigil at the Cargill "Meat" Solutions slaughter plant in Guelph to bear witness to the cows and to protest Bill 156. The vigil was covered by the local news: Animal rights activists protest Bill 156 at Guelph's Cargill plant
Brampton Chicken Save report from their December 11 vigil: "Dead on arrival 💔 Please don’t support this. Go vegan, and get active for them."
Langley Pig Save held a vigil on December 11 outside the Britco "Pork" slaughter plant. 
Toronto Pig Save's annual celebration and fundraiser, Animals Beyond Borders, was a happy occasion and also a time to reflect on the challenges ahead. The event raised funds for two well deserving sanctuaries: Ruby Ranch Pig and farm animal Sanctuary and FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary. We raised $4,000 to be distributed as follows: $2,000 to FrogHollow, $2,000 to Ruby Ranch, and in addition, we are donating $1,000 to Farmhouse Garden Animal Home sanctuary. 
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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.
Thursday, December 19, 7:30  9:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Weekly Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, December 24, 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
RSVP: event page

Sunday, December 22, 8:30 - 10:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Sunday Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
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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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 #FoodSystemChangeNowThe climate crisis is upon us. We must rise up to mitigate and reverse it.

The United Nations' Climate Summit in Madrid, Spain, was held on December 2-13 and saw representatives from over 200 countries gather to discuss potential agreements on how to fight human-caused climate chaos. However, the results of the summit were not what the world needs.
Greta Thunberg put it this way: "It seems like COP25 in Madrid is falling apart right now. The science is clear, but the science is being ignored. Whatever happens we will never give up. We have only just begun."

Democracy Now's coverage includes excellent interviews from around the world: At Major March in Madrid, Indigenous & Youth Activists Slam Global Leaders for Climate Inaction
"The summit — known as COP25, or conference of parties — has so far focused on meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to “well below 2 degrees Celsius,” or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But climate scientists say the talks are failing to produce the drastic measures necessary to address the climate crisis. Since the Paris Agreement four years ago, greenhouse gas emissions have risen by 4%, and this year’s summit shows no sign of arresting that trend."
The Guardian: UN climate talks failing to address urgency of crisis, says top scientist - COP25 in Madrid criticised for focusing on details instead of agreeing deep cuts to emissions

The urgency of the climate crisis cannot be overestimated. The bad news keeps on coming:
Forbes: Carbon Dioxide Reaches Highest Recorded Levels In Human History
Watch: This is why melting Arctic sea ice poses such a deadly threat to the planet. Our problems won't just melt away. 
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.

Guadalajara Health Save held a Health Save Streets on December 15: they went out to a busy spot and gave out free healthy food to the public, especially those in need. Please watch. 

Istanbul Health Save & Istanbul Vegan İnitiative organized a vegan fair to support the farmed animal sanctuary Patiköy, and to protest the current food system, which consistently forces the harmful animal products acquired through exploitation upon people. A variety of healthy plant-based foods were served at the event. Workshops for vegan alternatives and home-made cleaning and care products were also a part of the program. Dr. Suat Erus gave a talk about veganism and health before the screening of "The Game Changers." Then, vegan athlete Berk Okyay shared his experiences with the participants.
Get ready for our new campaign coming soon with Joey Carbstrong. He ran a marathon and here he talks about vegan fitness. Watch.

One Green Planet: 6 Exercise-Friendly Plant-Based Fats

Good Food Institute: How Plant-Based Meat can Help Our Soil while Feeding More People than Ever
"77% of the earth’s agricultural land is used for raising animals, even though this supplies just 18 percent of our food from agricultural land"
Ditch Dairy SAVE Lives aims to encourage Save groups (existing and new) to hold vigils outside of dairy farms or factories incorporating outreach. Groups can also do outreach outside of establishments retailing large amounts of dairy products.
The Independent: Supporting the dairy industry inflicts more pain on cows than you know. And yes, that includes drinking their milk
"Does it really hurt a cow to be milked? Increasingly, the answer is yes. As a series of exposes bring the cruelty of the dairy industry to the public’s attention, more and more of us are realising milk farms are not only as cruel as meat –actually they’re far worse."


Two chickens were rescued 🐓🐓 at the slaughterhouse in Goa by Animal Save Tours and Goa Animal Save activists. These innocent babies are experiencing freedom for the first time in their lives. 
On December 15 activists with Animal Save Italia & Roma Animal Save occupied an animal harming facility just outside of Rome, during “X Days of Activism,” a 10-day campaign against animal exploitation that ran December 7-17. ⁣⁣After negotiation with the farmers, 3 individuals were set free!⁣⁣ 
Although innocent beings are being liberated at actions all over the world, their stories tend to not be shared. These individuals are fighting from the inside out. They scream, thrash, jump, claw and try as hard as they can to escape. ⁣⁣It is the job of animal activists to assist them in this fight. ⁣⁣
Long Island Animal Save was able to rescue Louise on December 14 after a vigil at a live market. "She was literally in the garbage can filled with hens being wheeled to the slaughter room, when she was rescued. We have been holding vigils all year, bearing witness and having to walk away unable to rescue anyone. We are so incredibly happy to be able to walk away able to save a life today, who will get a new chance to live the life she rightfully deserves to live." Please watch.



If you would like to bear witness but don't have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group.  Email us at
Goa Animal Save bore witness to the chickens about to be killed on December 9. Please watch and share.
Welcome Israel Pig Save. Find them on Facebook
Byron Bay Animal Save held a vigil on December 9. Watch their video to learn more.
Please watch and share Vienna Cow Save's video: "We share their faces to remind the world that these individuals valued their lives as we value ours. These individuals suffered and that these individuals were killed for something as trivial as taste pleasure."
Wittlich Pig Save report from their November 30 vigil at Simon Fleisch slaughter plant: "Today we demonstrated that even though this abusive system thrives on secrecy, we will show up to document what happens to the victims, share it with the world and prove our solidarity with those who so rarely are seen while they are being beaten, abused, tortured and murdered 🐷 "
Bratislava Fur Animal Save marked World Fur Free Friday on November 29 with a protest outside a fur retailer. 

Watch video of the protest here.
Madrid Animal Save held a vigil for the lambs about to die for Christmas. These babies are scared. Please watch.

Kristianstad Pig Save and Hörby Animal Save joined Helsingborg Fish Save for a protest at a public plaza. 
Mold Animal Save held a vigil at the Mold "Cattle" Market on December 13. They report: "The photos are of baby boy cows less than 24 hours old! These male calves are a by-product of the dairy industry stolen from their mothers, so humans can drink the milk meant for them. Think about that next time you reach for the cow's milk." 
The vigil made the local news (includes video): Vegan activists target Mold livestock market in animal rights protest
Valparaíso Animal Save report from their December 9 vigil for the pigs: "For them there is no tomorrow, because today people paid for their death. When the decision involves others, it stops being personal."
Bogota Animal Save held a vigil for the cows and pigs on December 7, a holiday during which people light candles. They report: "Today we were in front of a slaughterhouse in Bogota, where we heard the cries of animals being killed. Today! Day of candles, day where many people profess love and peace, where they will share with their families and loved ones while they remain part of animal exploitation."
The Animal Save Tour of Uruguay has produced two new groups! 
Welcome Colonia Animal Save. Find them on Instagram
Welcome Tacuarembó Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram
Cancún Fish Save organized a Christmas food tasting on December 14. "We gave people samples of plant-based foods so that they realize that we can celebrate without consuming anyone's life. We gave them a lot of information and a recipe book with everything they need to know to be able to initiate a change in their lives, in addition to adopting a compassionate and violence-free diet."

Orizaba Animal Save report from their vigil at the municipal slaughter plant: "We met different pigs, many of them were crushed against each other, very scared and they all came in on top of their manure and their urine. We apologized to them, we will remember them forever. Join the vigils and bear witness." 
Welcome New Castle, DE Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram

They will be holding vigils against live exports.
This is their report from from the port: "She is on the Holstein Express. She has been on board since  December 8. 6 days on board before the journey across the sea even started. She is headed somewhere to be exploited for her body, her babies, her milk. She may not even survive the journey, as many live export victims die horrific deaths on the trip. If she reaches the destination alive, and if, for any reason, she cannot be exploited while living, she will be killed and cut up into pieces to be eaten, and her skin will be used to make products that aren’t necessary. She is a victim of live export. The Port of Wilmington has been quietly exporting live animals since 1987."
Augusta GA Animal Save held a 24-hour pre-holiday vigil on December 8-9 at the FPL "Food" cow slaughter plant, which kills an average of 1,400 cows  every day. As you can see in this video, a transport truck driver attempted to run them over while they stood by the road. Police were called and now the matter is in the hands of the law.
Augusta GA Animal Save will not be deterred by animal ag's violence. They are a busy group who often helps Save groups in other cities and states. Besides frequent vigils, they also helped organize: 
Atlanta's VegFest on November 9
Atlanta Animal Rights March 2019 on November 10
North Carolina Farmed Animal Save turned 6 years old on December 13. "We are a small grassroots organization whose mandate is to be witnesses to the atrocities of animal agriculture, and to let people know what we know about animal ag in hopes that they will be moved to pivot away from eating animal products and making purchases of animal products."
This is their report from a vigil for the pigs on December 6: "We do not turn away from their suffering. We come as close as we can. We whisper words of love and comfort. And we watch them being driven to their terrible fates. Away away away from us, from people who care, from any possibility of life outside the factory system into which they were born. Shame on those who do such wrongs to other souls."

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