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Toronto Pig Save's News Update
Dear friends,

Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
(Please scroll down for vigil schedule.)
Please watch: At Toronto Pig Save's monthly Sunday vigil, pigs arrive to their most unjust deaths at the hands of Fearmans, which kills up to 10,000 a day:
Okanagan Animal Save report from their January 20 vigil at Colonial Farms slaughter plant: "'Compassion Is Not A Crime' -- a statement that seems so obvious yet our justice system refers to peaceful vigil-goers
as 'extremists' and 'left-wing terrorists'. Our laws don't protect the lives of over 60 billion land animals every year. Killing farmed animals may be lawful, but it is NOT moral."
Brampton Chicken Save bore witness at Maple Lodge Farms:
"Love will prevail. Carly offers a moment of compassion to this innocent baby. Bring light to these injustices in the ways you are able. Every act of compassion counts, no matter how big or small."
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. Please join us. Scroll down for vigil schedule.
• Monday, January 28, 7-8:30 pm:  Brampton Chicken Save Vigil and Outreach
: event page

• Tuesday, January 29, 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
RSVP: event page

• Tuesday, January 29, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Toronto Fish Save's Nations Fresh Foods Vigil
RSVP: event page

• Wednesday, January 30, 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

• Wednesday, January 30, 9:30 am – 11:00 am: Niagara Farm Animal Save & Hamilton Animal Save's Highland Packers Vigil
RSVP: event page

• Friday, February 1, 9 am - 3 pmAnti-Dairy Vigil & Workshop feat. Élise Desaulniers & Erin Janus, hosted by Toronto Cow Save, Ditch Dairy, Save Lives and Ryerson University VegClub. Vigil at Ryding-Regency Meat Packers & St. Helens Meat Packers, Workshop at Ryerson University - Oakham Lounge
RSVP: event page

• Sunday, February 24, 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

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:
  Beirut Climate Save.
Find them on Facebook.
  Climate Save Belgium.
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  La Spezia Climate Save (Italy).
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   London Climate Save (UK).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Latin America
  Panamá City Climate Save.
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
North America
  Los Angeles Climate Save.
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  New York Climate Save Movement.
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  Playa del Carmen Climate Save (Mexico).
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  Stockton Climate Save (USA).
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The Miami Herald puts it very clearly:
‘Amazon’s massive deforestation would make global climate change even worse. Brazil’s Bolsonaro should abandon this destructive idea
"There are growing fears that Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro will further worsen global climate change by authorizing the Amazon’s mass deforestation."
A group of 37 scientists from 16 countries published a comprehensive report in the medical journal The Lancet recommending an immediate global shift toward plant-based food consumption and production to avoid environmental catastrophe.

Vegan Valentine's Day action for Amazon rainforest
Be the Amazon rainforest’s Valentine. Show your love to Mother Earth this Valentine’s Day by joining a day of acton around the world against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro's plans to destroy the Amazon rainforest. The Climate Save Movement and

coalition partners are organizing global actions at more than 25 Brazilian embassies and consulates around the world and at the UN building in NYC on February 14, 2019.
Global action: February 14. RSVP: event page
Toronto action: February 14, 11:30 am – 1 pm. RSVP: event page
Local actions: 
Barcelona Climate SaveClimate Save BelgiumBuenos Aires Climate SaveClimate Save Italia (Rome), Climate Save NederlandsClimate Save Portugal (Lisbon), Climate Save SloveniaEssex Climate Save (London Embassy protest), Israel Animal SaveLos Angeles Climate SaveMelbourne Climate SaveNew York City Climate SaveNorth Carolina Climate SaveStockton Climate SaveToronto Climate SaveWashington DC Climate Save
Take Action!! Start your own Climate Save group! Visit or email us at to get started.

Please help by signing our petition. We're over 6,000 signatures:
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!
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Lily the Mother Goat
Hi, I'm Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.
I think I smell something good 👀😋  May all goats be free to spend quality time with friends!

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
Welcome Shanghai Animal Save, the first Save group in mainland China. Find them on Facebook.
Watch: Israel Animal Save bear witness at the port of Ashdod, where the cows arrive in awful conditions just before being trucked to their unjust deaths.
Melbourne Chicken Save and Rescue held a Traffic Light Vigil. They report: "We didn't see any trucks but did some awesome outreach to the public!  On this occasion we even had a visit from the regional manager of Agriculture Victoria -- who manages the animal health and welfare issues -- asking to collaborate. We'll request their support to liaise with La Ionica slaughter plant."
Melbourne Chicken Save has kindly offered to share all of their campaign materials, as well as collaborate on further design. Their page, The Design Activist Hub, is meant as a vehicle to build a network of design volunteers to help with compelling design visual for Save groups.

Forssa Pig Save's first vigil received news media coverage:
Three-minute farewell
Kat Van Nuffel reports from Connaught Animal Save's January 25 vigil at the Kepak slaughter plant:
"This little flock of sheep, looking so vulnerable and afraid in the open trailer, got to me more than the ones in the bigger trailers or the really big lorry we saw. Especially the one with the blind eye from the horn that was grown into and past his eye..."
The Save Movement in Italy is growing rapidly, and they continue to receive extensive news media coverage. This is a report by TV Oggi Salerno about the press conference activists held in Salerno's town hall: "We talked about the enormous suffering the animals are subjected to, the environment and climate change and what we can do."
The Save Movement in Portugal is in the news. "This is the first time that Jornal de Notícias - the second largest Portuguese newspaper - portrays the movement in such detail.' Link includes video:
When animals don't go on your plate
Watch: Belgrade Animal Save held a vigil where they laid out flowers for the victims of animal agriculture:
The Save Movement in Spain continues to receive widespread media coverage! La Razón is a large Madrid-based daily newspaper. This article covers Save Movement Madrid:
Saying goodbye to the pigs at the slaughterhouse, the latest vegan trend
Animal Save Skaraborg report from their January 20 vigil at the Skövde slaughter plant, which was their largest to date: "Several animal transports arrived. Unfortunately, they drove so fast that we had no opportunity to meet the cows. We ended the vigil with a ceremony where all participants put their flower in front of the slaughter plant's gate."
St. Gallen Animal Save held their first vigil at the Gossau slaughter plant. They received extensive news media coverage:
Frieren für Tiere

Toxic FM
Welcome Blokker Chicken Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first vigil is set  for February 20: event page
Nunspeet Chicken Save held their third vigil on January 24 at the Gecombineerde Pluimvee slaughter plant. The trucks were fully covered. They report: "A handful of activists showed up to bear witness nonetheless. On the sides of the truck you can see icicles of condensation and dirt, a grim reminder of the reality behind those blue curtains."
Please watch: Norfolk Animal Save report from their vigil for the pigs: "'This pig is frantically licking at the bars of a truck heading to slaughter. When sent to their deaths, farmed animals are frequently denied food and water for hours, even days, before their lives come to an end."
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The Save Movement Rosario bore witness to the cows outside the Swift slaughter plant. Watch:
CDMX Animal Save held a vigil for the pigs and the bulls on January 19. Please watch:
In New York City, The Save Movement aims to have 100 chapters, including one at each live market. NYC Save Movement organizers have started an organizing tour for the NYC 100 Save Chapters project. You can follow their progress on these pages: Save Organizing Tour, NYC Save Movement, NYC Save Movement Tour.
Please watch: The tour bore witness at H.K. Live Poultry in Brooklyn with Bushwick Animal Save.

Los Angeles Animal Save bore witness to hens and roosters during their biweekly vigil at Mao "Foods" slaughter plant.

Asheville Animal Save held a vigil for the chickens on January 25 at Case Farms slaughter plant.
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Donate Today!


Please consider becoming a Pig Saver, join Toronto Pig Save's Monthly Donor program or give a special, one-time gift.

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 600 Save groups in 63 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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