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THE ANIMAL SAVE MOVEMENT
AROUND THE WORLD

February 10, 2020

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The Animal Save Movement is growing around the world! We have 913 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   693 groups in 70 countries
Climate Save189 groups in 49 countries
Health Save:    31 groups in 12 countries

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OUR NEWS UPDATE

Joaquin Phoenix speaks for mother cows and the planet at the Oscars: “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth we steal her baby... and then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”
The Guardian published the speech in full.

 
Also, Buzzfeed reports on Phoenix talking about speciesism: Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars Speech Included A Plea To End Speciesism — Here's What That Is
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SAVE'S ANIMAL RESCUES
 
MEXICO
Watch CDMX Animal Save's livestream: they rescued 16 pigs from a the site of a transport truck crash. One of the pigs didn't survive, but as you can see in this video, the rest are doing fine - sleeping! -- and will live the rest of their lives in sanctuary. 
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SPAIN
Valencia Animal Save helped rescue Esperanza from certain death. She was badly injured as often chickens are when they arrive at the slaughter plant. She's a fighter and underwent surgery, from which she emerged a free and happy feathered friend. She will now live her life at Santuario Compasión Animal.
THE ANIMAL SAVE MOVEMENT IN THE MEDIA
USA
Animal Alliance Network's vigils continue to receive press coverage. Radio station KCRW published this detailed article: Activists hold a ‘pig vigil’ outside LA slaughterhouse
"Every Wednesday, nearly 100 people — and even Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix — have lined the streets around the slaughterhouse to pay respect to pigs before their final moments."
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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.
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Please welcome our new chapters:
Europe
Lisbon Climate Save (Portugal). Find them on Facebook
Neuchâtel Climate Save (Switzerland). Find them on Facebook and Instagram
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Cargill is destroying the planet. Our demand is that Cargill urgently switch to a plant-based food company.
#PlanetVsCargill

Please see this video summary of last week's México V$ Cargill campaign.
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ITALY
Australia is still burning, with over 1.2 billion wild animals killed so far. In Italy, Salerno Animal SaveSalerno Climate SaveNapoli Animal Save and Napoli Climate Save held a Vigil for Australia on February 1. They received excellent news media coverage:
 
Sud TV
Salerno Notizie
Onda News
Otto Pagine
Salerno Today
Occhio Notizie
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March 21, worldwide
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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
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Germany: Berlin Climate SaveDortmund Climate Save
India: Animal Save Movement India
Italy
Mexico: Morelia Animal Save, 12 other cities
Spain
Turkey: Ankara Climate Save
United Kingdom
Uruguay
USA
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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!
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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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OUR MISSION
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.
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TURKEY
Istanbul Health Save report from their Health Streets event on February 8: "Yesterday we served vegan soup on Bahariye Street, Istanbul. We had the opportunity to talk to nearly 30 people about veganism and why it is our responsibility to change our habits. Acting for our animal friends on a cold winter evening along with some delicious warm soup felt amazing."
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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.
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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 or check out https://thesavemovement.org for info on how to get started! We will help you every step of the way.
 
AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA
The Save Movement Johannesburg & Johannesburg Climate Save held a Peaceful Vigil for Pigs on February 5 at the "Pork" Packers slaughter plant. They report: "We were outside 'Pork' Packers where baby piglets are sent to death by being gassed ... thrashing in desperation to live ...before having their life taken from them, sometimes while fully conscious. Does this seem fair? Normal? Right? It’s certainly not necessary for our survival, so why on earth do we continue to consume their flesh?"

 
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ASIA
INDIA
Bhopal Animal Save went inside an egg factory farm on January 29. Please watch their report. "This is what a large scale battery farm looks like in India."
For more information about the place, go here
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SOUTH KOREA
Please watch Seoul Animal Save's music video created after their vigil for aquatic animals. 
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SRI LANKA
Colombo Animal Save held their first vigil at the Colombo Manning market on February 9. They report: "Mornings are busy at the market. We walk through the vegetable and fruit stalls. The air is still fresh. the veggies are stacked in colourful piles and they smell good. A few yards away though, the atmosphere changes. We are hit by a foul smell of dead animals, faeces and blood. Trucks drive in with live chickens crammed into boxes."
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Brisbane Animal Save bore witness to the chickens inside a shed. Please share.
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EUROPE
GERMANY
 
Welcome Cloppenburg Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram

They held their first vigil on February 3 at the Vion slaughter plant in Emstek. They report: "60,000 lives, every week. We won’t close our eyes, we won't run away, even if it’s hard. Our demand is a #FoodSystemChange and untill that is done, we will continue. We will keep moving forward, keep growing in solidarity, keep creating a system which is based on love, where we support each other and be there, right there for everyone in need."
 
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GREECE
Thessaloniki Animal Save report from their January 30 vigil for cows: "These mothers are visibly distressed, in the dirt and still running milk from their breasts, milk they could never give to their babies because humans use it for profit! After being fertilized again and again, after having their babies stolen one after the other, they now go to the slaughterhouse to become 'meat.' Most people would not consciously harm an animal. And yet people's day-to-day choices trigger this whole cycle of abuse."
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SLOVENIA
Ljubljana Bird Save report from their January 27 vigil outside the Perutnine Ptuj slaughter plant: "We bore witness to the last moments of more than 1,000 innocent creatures who were slaughtered in the following hours: sentient and innocent 42-day-old turkeys. Please don't turn away. These are the victims of your habits, which are not necessary. Choose compassion, become vegan."
 
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SWITZERLAND
Zurich Animal Save bore witness at the local slaughter plant on February 7.
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THE NETHERLANDS
Watch: Boxtel Pig Save bore witness to the pigs arriving at the Vion slaughter plant on February 3.
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UNITED KINGDOM
Ayrshire Animal Save bore witness to the pigs arriving to their deaths at the Robertson’s slaughter plant. Please watch.
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LATIN AMERICA
COLOMBIA
As part of the Third Week of Continuous Vigils in Colombia, Medellin Animal Save bore witness and held outreach events.
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PANAMA
David Animal Save bore witness on February 9 at the Machisa slaughter plant, which kills cows and pigs. 
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NORTH AMERICA
CANADA

Dear friends,

Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
In this heartbreaking livestream from Toronto Cow Save, a calf is seen unable to stand up after falling down. 
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Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Media

Animal Justice: Ontario “Ag Gag” Bill is Unconstitutional, Say Leading Legal Experts
"Dozens of Canadian law professors and constitutional and criminal law experts are sounding the alarm over Ontario’s Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.  According to these leading experts on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the government bill would infringe individuals’ rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The so-called “ag gag” bill would make it illegal for whistleblowing employees to expose animal cruelty on farms."

 

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 33,000 signatures: Stop Ontario's Ag Gag Law
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London Ontario Animal Save held a protest outside animal skin retailer Channer's on February 9. Activists held signs, and used a megaphone to tell the public about the horrors and injustice of the fur, feather and leather industries. The vast majority of reactions were very positive, with lots of honks and thumbs up. 
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UNITED STATES
Welcome Jersey Shore Fish Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Activism for fishes is lagging activism for other animals. Jersey Shore Fish Save has already started advocating for all aquatic animals. 
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Maryland Farmed Animal Save held a Turkey Vigil at Plainville Farms on February 3. An organizer wrote: "You were only 14 weeks old. I’m so sorry you had to suffer that long only to be electrocuted and exsanguinated. We will not stop being your voice. I promise. We see you. We love you. We are trying."
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