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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.
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The Save Movement is growing around the world!
We have 899 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   686 groups in 70 countries
Climate Save:  169 groups in 46 countries
Health Save:    44 groups in 28 countries


         Thank you for supporting Toronto Pig Save!

Welcome Edmonton Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Liberation T.O. and The Save Movement's Demonstration with Toronto Pig Save
Please join us on Sunday August 18, 8 am - 12 pm.
As part of the Animal Liberation Toronto Conference, hundreds will gather in this special demonstration with the Animal Liberation Toronto Conference and Toronto Pig Save. Activists are encouraged to wear black.
As part of The locations for this event are outside the city, and a coordinated carpool will bring participants to & from the sites. We will meet at the KEELE STATION PARKING LOT.
RSVP: event page
The Animal Liberation Toronto Conference is happening August 16 - 19 — you don’t want to miss this! For the first time ever, hundreds of animal rights supporters and activists will be mobilizing in Toronto for training, community building, and bold collective action. Visit to learn more & register today before the next price increase!
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The Conference is in the news: BlogTO covered it in this article.
The Toronto Star's Thomas Walkom covers The Save Movement's new commitment to momentum organizing including escalating tactics, such as blockades, hunger strikes and home demos of slaughterhouse executives: Animal rights advocates take a page from environmentalists’ playbook. The Animal and Climate Save Movements are basing their new approach on Extinction Rebellion tactics and the book This is an Uprising -- a must read book on the tools on how to achieve success the soonest possible.
Toronto Pig Save held the monthly Sunday vigil at Fearmans "Pork" on August 11. Please watch: activists bear witness to pigs in extremely hot transport truck.
Windsor-Detroit Farm Animal Save's July 25 vigil at the Weston Abattoir received local news coverage by AM800 Radio: Protesters show pigs compassion outside Tecumseh abattoir
Organizer Josh Atkins says there were hundreds of pigs inside the truck, headed to the slaughterhouse. "It's such a sad sight," he says. "We have to help share their story why they are here because they are forgotten victims, no one thinks about them, they think of this package of bacon and a piece of meat and they don't think of the individuals connected to that and we are here to show who is connected to that product."
Toronto Cow Save bear witness during the special vigil with guests John Oberg, animal rights activist and social media influencer, and Plant Dining Partnerships President Thomas Goodman outside St. Helen's slaughterhouse. Thank you John Oberg for joining Toronto Cow Save to bear witness, to educate consumers, and to help animals.
Regina Pig Save joined Manitoba Animal Save for a vigil at the Maple Leaf Brandon slaughter plant on August 12. Please watch.
Guelph Cow Save bore witness on July 22 outside the Cargill plant, which kills up to 1,500 cows daily
Help Us Bring BeFairBeVegan to Toronto!
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Large or small, every dollar counts. On behalf of the animals, thank you so much, your support is greatly appreciated! We are at the 41% mark of our campaign goal and we really need your help to hit $25,000 or 50% of our target.

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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.
August 14 – 15, 10 am - 5 pm: 2-Day Movement Building Workshop
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August 16 – 19: Animal Liberation Toronto Conference
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Sunday, August 18, 8 am - 12 pm: Liberation T.O. and The Save Movement's Demonstration with Toronto Pig Save. We will meet at the KEELE STATION PARKING LOT.
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Monday, August 19, 7:30 9:30 am: Toronto Pig Save's Weekly Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
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Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 22, 6 - 8:30 pm, Toronto Chicken Save weekly night vigil at Maple Leaf "Foods" Inc., 100 Ethel Ave, Toronto
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August 25 – 30: The Save Movement's 5 DAY VIGIL and Hunger Strike Against Construction of New Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse
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Sunday, September 22, 9:30 - 11:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Sunday Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
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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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Climate Save Movement
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 becoming active. The climate crisis is upon us. We must rise to mitigate and reverse it.
Please welcome our new Climate Save chapters from around the world:
Climate Save Ingolstadt (Germany). Find them on Facebook.
Nederweert Climate Save (Netherlands).
Find them on Facebook.

What If The Amazon Rainforest Disappears?
The Climate Save Movement mobilized actions at embassy and complicit restaurant chain locations in 39 cities in 17 countries to protest catastrophic Amazon deforestation (see list on our event page). The actions were to raise awareness of the worst Amazon deforestation on record this past May and June 2019. The Brazilian government in conjunction with animal feed companies like Cargill is turning the Amazon rainforests into meat burgers and steaks.
“The Amazon rainforest is being destroyed at a devastating rate of three football fields per minute. What if the Amazon rainforest disappears? At a time of climate chaos and governments declaring climate emergencies, we should be reforesting the Earth. To do this we need to end animal agriculture, a driver of deforestation and wasteful use of land, water and fossil fuels,”
“We are mobilizing monthly August 8 (8/8), 9/9, 10/10, 11/11 and 12/12. What if we end animal agriculture? As a leading force in animal exploitation, mass species extinction and genocide of indigenous peoples, we have the power to stop animal agriculture by transitioning to just, plant based food systems.” said Anita Krajnc, Toronto Climate Save organizer.
Watch video from our 7/7 event here.
The Amazon and indigenous peoples are in danger! Please watch.

Toronto Climate Save
Vancouver Chicken Save: "Today we joined the Climate Save Movement in bringing awareness to the masses about the connection between animal agriculture and the climate crisis."

Climate Save Gambia: "A die-in chalkivism action to save the Amazon rainforest. Be the change, not the cause of Amazon rainforest destruction. Boycott Cargill and stop Bolsanaro from industrializing the Amazon. Remember we only have one home, that is planet Earth."

Climate Save Ingolstadt: "we had our first event and did some chalking to raise awareness on the devastating effects animal agriculture has on our planet. Many people stood by, watched, took photos and asked questions about the topic."

Berlin Climate Save

Pune Climate Save

Como Climate Save: see a livestream from their action here.

Mexico Bee Save

Cancún Climate Save

"We did some chalktivism yesterday with Climate Save Slovakia in front of the worst company as Mighty Earth report states, responsible for massive deforestation of Amazon rainforest. We need to stop president Bolsonaro and Cargill because if the Amazon rainforest dies, we all die. 🐆"  - @zuzana_fortheanimals

Las Vegas Climate Save
Los Angeles Climate Save

North Carolina Climate Save protested outside a McDonald's:

Metro UK: Meat isn’t just murder, it could mean Armageddon: Why you should become vegan now

CNN: The planet is being consumed by humans. "Because we grab so much for ourselves, smaller and smaller amounts are left in the food chain for the rest of life on Earth. No wonder so many other species are going extinct, displaced to the margins of existence in disappearing forests and degraded ecosystems."

BBC: Plant-based diet can fight climate change - UN
Switching to a plant-based diet can help fight climate change, UN experts have said.

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

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

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.
Please welcome our new Health Save chapters from around the world:
Delhi Health Save (India).
Find them on Facebook.
Kolkata Health Save (India).
Find them on Facebook.
Leicestershire Health Save (UK).
Find them on Facebook.

Non-vegan recommends vegan food after Health Save intervention: Testimonials from our Health Save Street campaign in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Being healthy has never been so delicious! These quesadillas are a truly happy marriage between cultures: Middle Eastern red pepper hummus served with Mexican corn tortillas and garnished with salsa makes an absolutely delicious meal or snack. Pair with extra hummus and raw veggies for a filling meal. If tahini is not available, add in sesame seeds and water to the bean and roasted red pepper mixture, blend until smooth for a low-fat homemade hummus.
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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
Goa Animal Save report from their visit to a dairy farm on July 28: "We bore witness to their perpetual enslavement in their own filth. Mothers are tied far away from their babies. There is no shelter from rain or sun. Food is fed to them over their secretions. Tied to posts 24/7. Raped and exploited for their milk. Animals going through helplessness, misery, grief and torture. This is funded by us. This is Dairy."
Israel Against Live Shipments report from their recent vigils: "Animals in live shipments suffer greatly. A team from a European animal welfare group and our team checked several trucks with animals on their way to be loaded onto a ship bound for Israel, a 1700-kilometre trip, 29 hours on trucks. Here's the result. You cannot ignore the injustice they are going through."
Welcome Tokyo Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Toyohashi Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Incheon Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
On their first vigil on August 13 they bore witness to imprisoned fish about to be killed at a market. Please watch.
Please watch: Melbourne Cow Save & Melbourne Fish Save held a slaughterhouse vigil on August 4.
Welcome Prague Horse Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Calais Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Paris Animal Save report from Portugal: "We went with Lisbon Animal Save to a slaughterhouse. What we saw shattered our hearts into pieces." Please watch.
Please watch and share: Setubal Animal Save - Stop Live Exports exposes the scale and horror of the live export industry.

Local newspaper Diário de Aveiro published an article about Aveiro Animal Save and their events.
Welcome Neuchâtel Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
They report from their first vigil on August 11: "Yesterday we bore witness to these 6 month-old babies." Please watch.
Please watch: Boxtel Pig Save gives the pigs love and water at their August 5 vigil outside the Vion Boxtel slaughter plant.
Essex Pig Save will be holding daily vigils at Cheale Meats, Little Warley Hall Lane, Little Warley, West Horndon, Brentwood, CM13 3EN, from August 19 - 23.

Cheshire East Animal Save report from their vigil at Highbury Poultry: "We bore witness to 75,000 six-week-old chickens going to slaughter. Many were distressed by the heat and were seen panting and gasping for air 💔 Be vegan and stop their suffering 💚"
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Bogota Animal Save held a vigil on August 10. They report: ""We witnessed the arrival of approximately 6 trucks full of animals, including pigs, bulls and cows, among which one arrived dead and another dying. These are animals whom surely we with our hands would never be able to harm, but that culturally we have been made to believe that they are only things to exploit."
Guayaquil Animal Save bore witness to hens exploited for their eggs. Please watch.
This video by Lima Animal Save shows cows on the transport truck being tortured with an electric prod for no apparent reason. The cows bellow in pain. In another video, activists ask the torturer to stop.
Welcome Tepic Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Guadalajara Animal Save bore witness to cows arriving to be killed at the municipal slaughter plant on August 3.

Organizers for Durango Animal Save, Durango Climate Save and Durango Health Save were interviewed by a local radio station about The Save Movement's work.
Welcome Lincoln Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
They joined Des Moines Animal Save for their August 6 vigil at Pine Ridge Farms, where they gave water to the thirsty pigs.

Almost 50 people attended the vigil organized by New Haven Animal Save, Western MA Animal Save and Connecticut Animal Liberation Front to honour Courage, the escaped calf killed in a Home Depot parking lot by slaughter plant employees. The Hartford Courant newspaper covered the vigil: Vigil, protest held for cow killed in Bloomfield Home Depot parking lot

As seen at Los Angeles Animal Save's vigil, these are the faces of sorrow caused by injustice at the hands of animal agriculture.

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