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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 914 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   701 groups in 71 countries
Climate Save:  186 groups in 48 countries
Health Save:    28 groups in 11 countries

Thank you for supporting Toronto Pig Save!

Emergency Rally to STOP BILL 156

Queens Park, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Please join us for an emergency rally as Animal Ag tries to rush through Bill 156. Show up for the animals at Queen’s Park as the Ontario government debate Bill 156 in its Second Reading on December 10.
The animal agriculture industry is fighting back, and the Ontario government has been pressured to pass Bill 156 to criminalize the important work carried out by animal rights activists, such as documenting and exposing the horrific realities of animal exploitation. We must be present to let the politicians know that we will oppose this bill every step of the way. Our rights and freedoms depend on it. The lives of animals depend on it. 
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From Toronto Pig Save's Stop Bill 156 vigil on December 5, first-time vigil participant Tina explains why vigils are important and why Ontario's Bill 156 must be stopped. Please watch.
Also watch activists protest Bill 156 at the local Ontario MPP’s office, Conservative Jane McKenna. We’re demanding the right for protest & free speech. Please, phone your Ontario MPP, ask them to make a stand. Sign the petition.
Thomas Walkom on The Toronto Star pulls no punches: New bill aims to hide animal abuse on farms

The Hamilton Spectator published this piece by Jessica Scott-Reid: New laws try to muzzle those who protest on behalf of animals
Please sign and share our petition: Stop Ontario's Ag Gag Law
Animals Beyond Borders is an annual fundraiser and festive year-end celebration of animals rights activism and activists with music, speakers, delicious vegan food, a silent auction, door prizes, and more!  
This year we will be sending monies raised from the evening to Ruby Ranch Pig Sanctuary and FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary. Tickets are available via Evenbrite by donation, with a suggested amount of $50. 
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Regina Pig Save protested the Maple Leaf Finals Rodeo at the Canadian Western Agribition. Their protests were covered by the CBC:
Calf-roping event at Agribition has 'no place in civilized society': animal rights activists
'With Love for the Animals': why some people are protesting the rodeo at Agribition

Regina Pig Save also helped get a new Save group started!

Welcome Saskatoon Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Milton Chicken Save held their monthly community outreach vigil on December 7 outside Sargent Farms. They report: "We had TONS of traffic thanks to the Christmas market, so we like to think that a lot of people are thinking about their food choices as they sit down to dinner tonight!" 
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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.
Wednesday, December 11, 9 - 11 am: Brampton Chicken Save weekly vigil at Maple Lodge Farms
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Thursday, December 12, 7:30  9:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Weekly Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
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Friday, December 13, 6 - 11 pmAnimals Beyond Borders 2019. ABB is an annual fundraiser and festive year-end celebration of animals rights activism and activists with music, speakers, delicious vegan food, a silent auction, door prizes, and more! 
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, December 17, 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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Sunday, December 22, 8:30 - 10:30 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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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 World Health Organization (WHO) puts it very clearly: The climate crisis is a human health crisis. We need Climate Action NOW and this is how you can support it.
Climate Save Movement appreciates that WHO is caliing for action on climate change. We call for a vegan world, not just less meat consumption.
Let’s educate ourselves and others on the Climate Emergency to Act Now and demand #FoodSystemChangeNow. Please watch video by CNN. "Converting to a plant-based diet could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 70%."
The Amazon is burning. Please help by signing our petition. Let's get to 200,000 signatures!
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!
The European Commission has signed a Free Trade deal with Brazil and MERCOSUR on June 28, 2019, giving a green light to destruction and exploitation of the Amazon rainforest for the production of cheap meat and animal feed.
This agreement needs European Parliament approval to become law so now is our chance to prevent it! Please sign and share our petition: STOP Free Trade deal between the EU and Mercosur

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.

Welcome, CDMX Health Save (Mexico). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

We're delighted to announce we’re working on an exciting new project with Joey Carbstrong. More details coming soon!

Durango Health Save held an outreach and educational event, "The science of plant-based food." They report: "Our goal is that everyone be able to choose more suitable foods and know the appropriate contributions of each nutrient for a full life and that they remain with the knowledge that leads them to a better version of themselves."
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.
A sweet moment for two animals who society treats very differently. Why love one but eat the other?


Torun Animal Save helped save about 1,000 hens! They report: "We got in touch with the owners of a laying hens factory farm. After the talk about their care, we asked them what is happening to them when they produce fewer eggs. As we knew already they confirmed that they send them to the slaughterhouse. 
Their farm capacity is around 8,000-9,000 hens. We negotiated with the owners that lives be spared and they agreed. They will give us animals for free. Right now we have found new homes for almost 1,000 hens, all around Poland. We had a huge selection of them and we will are giving them only to the people who will not exploit them in any way and will provide care and freedom for them.
Right now we are fundraising money for petrol costs because transporting so many animals will take a lot of time from the farm to the new homes." If you can help, you can send money via PayPal here.



If you would like to bear witness but don't have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group.  Email us at
Hyderabad Animal Save bore witness at a dairy farm on November 30. Please watch: "This is the story of the millions of calves in the dairy who remain deprived of their mother's milk and love just because we steal their mother's milk."
Brisbane Animal Save held a vigil at the Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory plant on December 5. Swickers just expanded and has the capacity to kill up to 5,000 pigs per hour. Please watch. 

The vigil received great front page coverage by the local paper in the rural town of Kingaroy. As Swickers is the biggest employer in the region, this is quite significant. 
Oost-Vlaanderen Animal Save had their first vigil on November 21 when they joined Zele Animal Save at Flanders "Meat" Group. 
Frýdek-Místek Chicken Save held their first vigil on November 29 at the Diema slaughter plant. Please watch their video.
Mantova Animal Save bore witness on December 1 at the MecCarni slaughter plant. They report: "We are telling these animals that they count and recognize that they are real. We are witnessing and telling everyone what really happens, because no one has ever been in a slaughterhouse or on a truck. We are bringing them to people, so that they stop being accomplices of the horror of death that is carried out every day within the walls of farms and slaughterhouses."
Dunajská Streda Animal Save December 7. "We couldn't even say goodbye to you. The tractor stopped for a moment. The gate closed and you looked at us again. That look will remain in our memory forever. Then they took you to your death ..."
Almería Animal Save held a vigil on November 29 at the Avinatur Sur slaughter plant. They report: "We are in a struggle to end this. We have a very long journey but we will never give up. Animals need us, now and forever. Join us, be the change, You can make a difference for these poor victims." 
East London Chicken Save report from their special vigil on November 28: "Yesterday marked three years since we began our East London vigils. In that time we have seen immense changes. Veganism has continued to soar ... whilst the negative impact of animal products on our health and planet has become common knowledge. But most importantly, and devastatingly, the number of animals being bred, exploited, abused and killed worldwide has continued to rise. This is why we will never give up fighting alongside the animals. And this is why complacency is not an option."
Rosario Animal Save held a vigil on November 30 at the JBS Swift slaughter plant. Vigil participant Polli Miotti wrote: "Vigils, for me, are not a romantic farewell to beings who will be cruelly murdered. For me, vigils were, are and will be the irrefutable and real-time proof of the greatest cruelty in the history of humankind."
Nicaragua Animal Save report from their  December 1 vigil: "We had to change locations because we received information that no trucks were going to arrive until 10 pm. We managed to put a camera in a farm, to take pictures of the exploitation of beings for egg
production. All the chickens you see in the video are females. Where are the males? Males are killed right after birth because they don't produce eggs." Please watch.
Montevideo Animal Save gave these cows some love during their vigil on December 9. They report: "Today the thermometer showed 30 degrees. We think how unbearable the heat is when we don't have much shade. But they travel hours under the hot rays, without water and without space even for air to flow between their bodies. Today we said goodbye to nine trucks with at least 300 animals."
The Save Mexican Tour was on the radio! Radio GEA interviewed activists Poli and Ufo about their Animal Save Movement and Climate Save Movement tour of Mexico. You can listen to it here (in Spanish). 

Welcome Cuautla Animal SaveFind them on Facebook and Instagram

They held their first vigil on December 7 at the municipal slaughter plant. Please watch. 
Welcome Ithaca-Cortland Animal SaveFind them on Facebook

Please watch: NBC News channel NBCLX has produced this great video about the vigils held by Animal Alliance Network & Los Angeles Animal Save at Farmer Johns slaughter plant: Animal Rights Activists Host Pig Vigils Before Pig Slaughters.

Please watch: Northern Colorado Animal Save bore witness at the JBS slaughterhouse on November 29.


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