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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 and share Agnes Cseke's viral video from a Toronto Cow Save vigil, "The last kiss": a beautiful moment of shared love before this innocent cow is taken inside to be killed:
600+ Save groups! With this week's additions, we now have 604 groups in 63 countries listed on the website.

Welcome Mississauga Fur Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
In addition to our weekly vigil on Wednesday at Fearmans in Burlington, please join us this Sunday for our monthly vigil: January 27, 10 am - 12 pm. RSVP: event page
Scared cows arrive at Cargill "Meat" Solutions during Guelph Cow Save's vigil on January 14. "This is the largest halal slaughterhouse in Canada and we can hear the cows crying from the trucks while they wait to be unloaded."
Please see this slideshow from Surrey Chicken Save's vigil on January 12:
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 21, 7-8:30 pm:  Brampton Chicken Save Vigil and Outreach
: event page

• Tuesday, January 22, 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

• Wednesday, January 23, 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

• Sunday, January 27, 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

• Monday, January 28,
10:30 am - 12:00 pmKW Animal Save's Pig Vigil at Conestoga 'Meat' Packers slaughter plant
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

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:
 Tunisia Climate Save
Find them on Facebook.
  Chiang Mai Climate Save
Find them on Facebook.
  Istanbul Climate Save
(Turkey). Find them on Facebook.
  Tehran Climate Save (Iran).
Find them on Facebook.
  Ayrshire Climate Save
Find them on Facebook.
  Climate Save Slovenia.
Find them on Facebook.
  Essex Climate Save (UK).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Brazil’s indigenous peoples, already targeted by loggers, face a powerful foe in the president, Jair Bolsonaro.
We must protect them.
The uncontacted tribes of Brazil face genocide under Jair Bolsonaro

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

Please help by signing our petition. We're close to 6,000 signatures:
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!
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Lily the Mother Goat
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Lily is LOVE. Lily is LIFE. Lily is LIVING🐐 My friend Rose is love. Let's all be 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
At Metro Manila Animal Save's January 13 vigil, the pigs scream while being forced and pushed down from the truck.

Welcome Grenoble Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Please watch and share: at a Wittlich Pig Save vigil, pigs are seen with the marks of terrible abuse, shortly before they are killed.
Welcome Sines Animal Save - Stop Live Exports. Find them on Facebook.

Save organizers Yolanda Santos and Mónica Salvado have embarked on an organizing tour of the Azores islands: "The purpose of this tour and any Save Organizing Tour is to create and / or support our activist community, create Save chapters, support other local

groups, encourage people to become leaders in their town and bear witness to the lives of animals who are suffering at the hands of the animal agriculture industry." We hope new Save chapters are coming soon!
Porto Animal Save report from their 9-hour vigil on January 13 in Penafiel:
"We were allowed to witness the arrival of one animal. For them, a number, an object. For us, a life, a being that feels and suffers like us. Dingo was an ox about two years old... he could have lived another 20 years. By this time, Dingo is no longer among us."
Škofja Loka Animal Save held a vigil for the cows on January 11. They witnessed their thirst for freedom.
Welcome Cartagena Animal Save - Stop Live Export. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Zaragoza Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Mallorca Animal Save said goodbye to the baby pigs entering the Mercapalma slaughter plant on January 13:
Welcome Oensingen Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Their first vigil is set for January 28: event page
Please watch: Montfoort Animal Save give love to the sheep: "Sweet, cute little sheep sniffing and nibbling at our hands...  How can we do this to these innocent, defenseless animals?"
Norwich Livestock Market Animal Save report from their January 12 vigil:
"Activists were able to calmly and effectively bear witness, showing the animals for who they are: intelligent & valuable individuals who are unwilling participants in a cruel and archaic industry which strips them of the basic rights to self determination and freedom from harm."
Dundee Animal Save held an outreach event on January 19 in collaboration with the Lifeline campaign.  13 activists spoke to the public about speciesism, a form of prejudice or discrimination based on species.
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Buenos Aires Animal Save received news coverage (includes video): "Violence is eating animals": vegan activists and their vigils at slaughterhouses
Cali Animal Save activists are teaming up with Save Movement Valparaíso activists for an organizing tour of Chile. They'll be visiting Rancagua, Concepción, Temuco, Valdivia and Osorno. Here's video of their vigil at the Rancagua slaughter plant:
Please watch Guadalajara Animal Save's video, "Por las victimas del especismo" - "For the victims of speciesism":
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.
The tour kicked off with Long Island Animal Save's first vigil on January 19 outside Westbury Live "Poultry." Watch Jane Unchained's coverage:

Please watch: Las Vegas Animal Save’s vigil for the ducks and chickens on January 12 had a good turnout and also special guest Dani Rukin from Jane Unchained.

Phoenix Animal Save report from their Janaury 13 vigil at the JBS slaughter plant: "40 activists came together on Sunday to stand in protest of animal slaughter for a 6 hour vigil. Many leaflets were handed out to passerby’s, which means many seeds were planted. For those who don’t know, JBS in Tolleson AZ slaughters over 20,000 cows a week at this 24/7 facility."
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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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