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TORONTO PIG SAVE'S NEWS UPDATE


Dear friends,
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 911 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   691 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!
What happened in 2019? Watch Animal Save Movement's year in review. Please share this video with friends and family and subscribe to our Youtube channel.
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The Guardian: Joaquin Phoenix urges people to 'go vegan'
Organized by Animal Equality, a banner drop protest from Tower Bridge in London, UK, saw Joaquin Phoenix criticize consumerism and urging people to adopt a vegan lifestyle to reduce our impact on the planet.
Photos by Jo-Anne McArthur, We Animals Media.
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At Toronto Cow Save's vigil on January 28, this poor cow is seen with her foot stuck in a most painful way. 

Check out stopbill156.com to sign the petition, learn more and get involved in stopping this outrageous bill which would effectively ban bearing witness in Ontario!

Please sign and share our petition, which has over 32,000 signatures: Stop Ontario's Ag Gag Law
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During their January 25 vigil at Hallmark slaughter plant, Vancouver Chicken Save organizer Meghan explains the working of the death factory, including a peek at the warehouse where they keep chickens before killing them.
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Regina Pig Save bore witness at Thunder Creek "Pork" on January 27. Please watch.
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VIGIL SCHEDULE
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, February 6, 7:30 – 9:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Weekly Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, February 11, 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
 
Saturday, February 16, 1 - 4:30 pm pm, Trinity Square: Roaring Silence Against Bill 156
RSVP: event page
 
Monday, February 17, 9 - 11 am: Toronto Pig Save Monthly Vigil (Family Day) for the Pigs
RSVP: event page


March 21, 12 pm – 3 pm: Toronto Climate Save's Planet V$ Cargill Global Day of Action against Cargill
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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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.
 
Cargill is destroying the planet. Our demand is that Cargill urgently switch to a plant-based food company.
#PlanetVsCargill

Planet V$ Cargill - Mexico!
The Planet V$ Cargill Mexico campaign saw actions across the country on February 1. Organizer Poli and team launched the first coordinated worldwide effort. Activists blocked roads and told the public why Cargill is the worst company in the world.

 
Watch Cancun Climate Save's livestream:
Their action was covered by national weekly Proceso.
Cuernavaca Animal Save set up in a busy pedestrian spot.
Durango Climate Save's action was covered by the local Victoria newspaper.
Guadalajara Climate Save, Guadalajara Animal Save & Guadalajara Health Save's action was covered by national newspaper Milenio.
Los Cabos Climate Save's livestream.
Two newspapers covered their action:
Tribuna
El Independiente
Morelia Climate Save's livestream.
Their action was covered by local media La Voz de Michoacán in this excellent video.
Puebla Climate Save protested outside Wal-Mart.
Newspaper 24 Horas Puebla published coverage of the action on their Twitter.
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UK
On January 31 London Climate Save held a protest against Cargill outside the company's office in London. Please watch. 
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March 21, worldwide
RSVP: event page
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: 
Argentina
Canada: Climate Save OttawaManitoba Climate SaveToronto Climate Save
Colombia
Costa Rica
Germany: Berlin Climate Save, Dortmund Climate Save
India: Animal Save Movement India
Mexico: 13 cities
Spain
Turkey: Ankara Climate Save
Uruguay
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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. Veganuary.com
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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 thesavemovement.org or email us at start@animalsavemovement.org to get started.
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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.
MEXICO
Guadalajara Health Save went out to the popular Catedral on January 26 to hold their third Health Save Streets. "We were able to give plant-based food to approximately 70 people in vulnerable situations. We were able to talk with many other interested parties and we gave them a taste, we talked to them about the benefits of a plant-based diet for animals, for the planet and for their health, and they were surprised at the taste and healthiness of the recipe."
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EUROPE
Plant-Based News: Medical Experts Promote NFI Protocol To Reverse T2 Diabetes
An advanced plant-based protocol has been featured on the cover of a major publication in Slovakia.

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The Game Changers film congratulates their executive producer Novak Djokovic for winning his 8th Australian Open! This marks his 17th Grand Slam title and makes him the first man to win a Grand Slam in three different decades. Novak also just regained his ranking as the World No. 1. “Because of my family, I’ve always had a love for food. But as an athlete, it became something more — the fuel that determines how I play, how I recover, and how alert I am on the court. I attribute a great deal of my professional success to my diet.”
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Take Action!! Start your own Health Save group! Visit thesavemovement.org or email us at start@animalsavemovement.org to get started.
 
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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.
Please watch and share "Through Her Eyes." Have you taken the time to see the world through her eyes? In this poem for animal liberation, activists from Hyderabad Animal Save spoke out against the exploitation of animals.
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SAVE'S ANIMAL RESCUES


 
CDMX Animal Save activists carried out an open rescue of this prawn, named Sebastián. Please watch.
Sadly, Sebastián did not survive the awful conditions and treatment he suffered in captivity. He passed days after being rescued, in a quiet, peaceful place, away from the fishing industry.
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THE ANIMAL SAVE MOVEMENT IN THE MEDIA


 
ITALY
Bangalore Animal Save joined PETA India on January 28 for a dem oagsinta speciesism. They report: "As part of the #endspeciesism campaign during the World Week of the Abolition of Meat, a body of a charred dog was displayed on a grill to question people's notion of how we treat some animals over others. If we wouldn't eat a dog, why eat a chicken? Republic News covered our event and put out this video to help us spread our message to the public." 
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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 start@animalsavemovement.org to get started.

 
ASIA
CHINA
Hong Kong Pig Save enjoyed good food with everyone attending the screening of Okja
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ISRAEL 
Israel Animal Save bear witness to the innocent cows on this truck after they endured a long and tortuous time on a ship.
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SRI LANKA
Welcome Colombo Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Animal Save Movement got going in Sri Lanka with a screening of The Game Changers hosted by Colombo Animal Save on January 30. 
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TURKEY
Ankara Animal Save brought music to their protest on January 23. They report: "We carried out a 'disruption event' at a supermarket in a shopping mall in Ankara. The song named 'Why?' written and composed by Doğa Giray from Istanbul Animal Save and led by Efe Soyergin's guitar, is about a lamb and a child talking to each other. We sang this song in front of the butcher, aiming to prevent shopping during our performance and to remind people to reestablish the lost connection between the 'products' they purchase and the animals." 
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Melbourne Sheep Save partnered with Victorian Sheep Investigations to go to the area affected by the bushfires  in New South Wales and check for injured wildlife. They found Spirit and Rainbow, two sheep who were badly burned. Please watch.
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NEW ZEALAND
Christchurch Animal Save report from their January 19 vigil: "Nine trucks arrived at our first vigil of the year, each truck full of beautiful cows destined to start their final day herded into the transport truck. They were driven several hours jostling against their frightened friends. At their destination, prodded and yelled at as they exit the truck." 
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EUROPE
CZECH REPUBLIC
Frýdek-Místek Chicken Save & Zvířata nejíme held a vigil for the chickens on January 31 at the Diema slaughter plant. They report: "Every day in the Czech Republic about half a million chickens who lived in hell end up in hell! We saw lots of dead bodies, just because of people who, for some reason, think that torturing, killing and consuming animals is all right. But thanks to all of you, we believe in change and a compassionate world!" 
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NORWAY
Innlandet Animal Save bore witness on January 30 at the Nortura Rudshøgda slaughter plant. 
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SPAIN
Please watch Barcelona Animal Save's video of their Cows & Sheep Vigil on January 30 at the Sabadell slaughter plant. A young cow accepted the bowl of water offered by an activist.
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SWEDEN
Kristianstad Pig Save report from their February 2 vigil for the pigs at the HK Scan slaughter plant: "There were 4 slaughter trucks - as usual on Sundays. Every pig out of the approximately 1,500 who came to HK Scan today were unique individuals just like we all are, but because they had the misfortune to be born pigs, their personalities and their lives mean nothing because their value is seen as greater when dead."
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UNITED KINGDOM
Welcome Colchester Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram
Their first event was a vigil to SHUT DOWN Wigboro Wick Dairy Farm on February 1. In November undercover footage by Surge showed the cruelty at this farm, and young calves were also found dead on the property. They report: "At the protest, activists held signs and banners and we had a fair bit of interest from the general public. Among us we even had a non vegan who is now considering veganism. Since the protest we have had a few local people message us horrified and thanking us for taking this action. Many people have also been re sharing the Surge footage again."
The local news ran a piece about the vigil on January 31: Colchester Animal Save activists to stage St Osyth farm protest


Welcome Bristol Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram
They held their first vigil on January 27 at the Tulip "Foods" Westerleigh slaughter plant. Tulip has over a dozen facilities all over England. Please watch. 
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LATIN AMERICA
COLOMBIA
Cali Animal Save bore witness to the pigs and asks everyone to join: "Human and non-human animals can coexist in this world that belongs to no one, but it is for everyone. It is possible to liberate them, possible to stop using them, to stop enslaving them, to stop eating them, to stop killing them; it is possible for this world to be fair. Choose veganism, choose to be an activist, choose to wake up and take action for the rights of animals, because animals are we all."
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NICARAGUA
Nicaragua Animal Save held a vigil for the cows on January 26. First-time vigil attendee Ceciel shares her thoughts: "I was terribly moved to see the look on these dozens of frightened cows that were going to die, and to see the empty trucks return from where they came from, knowing that the cows had only a few minutes to live. The greatest impact of having participated in this vigil was not so much during the activity, but later, when one returns home and realizes that we are lucky to be able to continue with our life while they do not, they end up on the someone's plate.”
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PERU

Ica Animal Save report  from their January 27 vigil at the municipal slaughter plant: "These are sentient beings frightened by what awaits them, dying of thirst and terrified by what will happen to them in a few minutes. This is your reality, our reality, the reality that we build every minute for each animal. If you want to stop these images, then stop the demand for animals, change history and build a future where animals don't end up in a slaughterhouse." 
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NORTH AMERICA
MEXICO
Cuautla Animal Save held a vigil for the cows and pigs killed at the municipal slaughter plant on January 25.
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UNITED STATES
Newark Animal Save bore witness to cows and sheep arriving at American Halal "Meat" slaughter plant on January 30. "To animals on the truck we will remember you and your story will be told. We love you and we are sorry. Thank you Bill Wang for capturing these beautiful images." They also honoured activist Jill Phipps. 
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Long Island Animal Save held a One Year Anniversary Vigil on February 2 outside Hempstead "Poultry" Farm, a live market. They bore witness and remembered activist Jill Phipps. 
Watch: Activists go inside and ask: What are you hiding?
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