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THE ANIMAL SAVE MOVEMENT
AROUND THE WORLD

January 27, 2020

IN THIS ISSUE:
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The Animal Save Movement is growing around the world! We have 909 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   689 groups in 70 countries
Climate Save:  189 groups in 49 countries
Health Save:    31 groups in 12 countries

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Cargill is destroying the planet. Our demand is that Cargill urgently switch to a plant-based food company.
#PlanetVsCargill

 
Planet V$ Cargill - Mexico!
As part of Climate Save Movement’s Planet V$ Cargill campaign, Mexican activists have launched the national campaign Mexico V$ Cargill, our first simultaneous multi-city disruption against the multinational corporation Cargill. On February 1 we will host 9 simultaneous disruptions against Cargill in 9 different Mexican cities. We'll be working with other activist groups and Save chapters from 15 cities and uniting Animal Save MovementClimate Save MovementHealth Save Movement.

 

Our demand is that Cargill urgently switch to a plant-based food company. We will deliver our demands to the company and host sit-ins on busy avenues in front of or near Cargill's 26 facilities or at McDonald's and Walmart locations in case there is no Cargill facility in the city. Groups will stop traffic, wear animal masks against atmospheric contamination and to represent the violence against non-humans, humans and the environment, and will chain their hands and have speeches outlining our demands.
Climate Save Mexico organizers say It will be huge to have so many disruptions in one country with the press covering it and knowing that Cargill has received this document.
Read Mighty Earth’s Cargill: Worst Company in the World report. 

 
Please watch Climate Save México's video: Join the national campaign against Cargill.
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SAVE'S ANIMAL RESCUES
 
Please watch and share Animal Save Portugal's video: "Rescued from hell." Undercover investigators discovered hundreds of dead and dying turkeys amongst the thousands that were crammed inside the barns. Investigators were able to rescue a few.
 
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Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save held a vigil to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20. They remembered his words: “Never be afraid to do what’s right, specially if the well-being of a person or an animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” 

They were able to rescue a chicken! Martina will now live a life of peace.
THE ANIMAL SAVE MOVEMENT IN THE MEDIA
ITALY
The spokeswomen of Salerno Animal SaveSalerno Climate SaveNapoli Animal Save and Napoli Climate Save were hosted by SUDTV to talk about their activism in the region and the values of Animal Save Movement. 
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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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VIGILS FOR AUSTRALIA
Save groups are holding Saturday Vigils for Australia between January 18 and February 1. The vigils honour the over 1 billion animals killed in the wildfires, including wildlife and farmed animals, as well as the human victims, including Indigenous peoples.

 
GREECE
Athens Animal Save & Athens Climate Save held a City Vigil for Australia.

 

 
Thessaloniki Animal Save: "Our planet is burning! We all have the power, but also the duty, to put our talents to a better world!"
 

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Berlin Climate Save joined Fridays for Future on January 24 for their climate strike. Many of the activists have different personal on why they joined the strike, and they all have in common the urgency they feel to end animal agriculture in order to ensure a future for the coming generations. People of all ages and backgrounds were present at the strike and stood united against companies such as Cargill.
 

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Istanbul Climate Save protested Cargill. How can a single company do so much global damage? Cargill makes $119 billion every year and profits from massive environmental destruction. What can we do against this atrocity? We can be vegan and demand a plant-based food system! We stood in front of the Australian Embassy to draw attention to the horrible climate chaos. 
 

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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: 
Mexico: 13 cities
Argentina
Canada: Manitoba Climate SaveToronto Climate SaveClimate Save Ottawa
Colombia
Costa Rica
Germany: Berlin Climate SaveDortmund Climate Save
India: Animal Save Movement India
Spain
Uruguay
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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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Durango Health Save continued their series of talks and on January 24 talked about the "Benefits of a Plant Based Diet." 
 
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Dr. Rebecca Jones: I'm a GP who has switched to a vegan diet - this is why I would recommend it to my patients

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Berlin Health Save protested at the Grüne Woche 2020 fair in Berlin on January 26. They report: "It's a popular belief that sustainable animal products are healthy or healthier for us and this fair profits immensely from this misconception. Animal farming isn't healthy for the animals and it's not healthy for us to eat them. The Grüne Woche fair, which means "green week" is green-washing animal agriculture and displays live as well as dead animals inside. Everyone deserves to know."
 

Berlin Health Save also went on the streets to distribute healthy vegan food to homeless people in Berlin. They were most excited about the fruit and described the difficulties of having access to healthy food. Many of them reported that they are often given unhealthy junk foods.
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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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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 vigil for the chickens at the Earlybird Farm slaughter plant. They report: "We were there to bear witness to the sentient babies going to slaughter, and to do educational outreach about the harmful effects of animal agriculture, not only on our health but also for our climate."
 
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ASIA
INDIA

 
Watch: Animal Save Movement India set up shop at Ahimsa Fest in Mumbai, one of India's biggest vegan fests. 
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ISRAEL
Israel Pig Save held their first vigil on January 24, which they believe to be the first in the country. Even though Judaism and Islam both prohibit the consumption of pig flesh, about 200,000 pigs are slaughtered in Israel every year.
 
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SOUTH KOREA
Seoul Animal Save held a New Year's Day vigil for the pigs on January 21 at the slaughter plant in Hwaseong. "Remember the massacre behind the festival." The local news was there to report on the vigil
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Sydney Animal Save held a Veganuary 12-hour chicken vigil at the Cordina Chicken Farms slaughter plant on January 16. 
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NEW ZEALAND
Whanganui Animal Save report from their vigil at Land "Meats" on January 26: "We said goodbye to these boys and girls today. Look at their beautiful, gentle, innocent faces. They might seem calm, but they are worried, and some are very anxious. With good reason, because tomorrow their worst fears will materialise - they will be strung up by their hind legs and a man will slit their throats. How is it that we are still doing such barbaric things to powerless animals when we know we shouldn't be, and we don't have to?"
 
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EUROPE
AUSTRIA
Vienna Cow Save bore witness at the Grandits slaughter plant on January 17. "Imagine it is your turn. You are forced to enter the death station. A bolt is shot into your head. Not much later you wake up. You were hung up headfirst from the ceiling. Someone approaches you and pushes a knife into your throat. Your death torment only ends when the blood loss makes you unconscious. This was reality for him today."
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FRANCE
On January 25 Strasbourg Animal Save was part of a coordinated action in a busy plaza with Anonymous for the Voiceless, 269 Life France & L214 "to challenge speciesism, an oppressive ideology that places the human species above all other animal species. We formed a cube with a crime scene by 269LF, screens and outreach with AV, leafleting with L214, and placards & pictures of our vigils in front of local slaughterhouses." Please watch.
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GERMANY
Siegen Animal Save protested the fox hunt on January 24. They report: "We  joined a protest in which passersby were informed about the suffering of the animals and the actual interests of the hunting lobby with banners, posters and flyers. All major reasons for hunting mentioned by the hunters have long been considered scientifically refuted. If nature were allowed to run its course, the animals would adapt to the available space and food and would not reproduce to an unnaturally high degree, as happens through the interventions of the hunters."
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ITALY
Watch: Firenze Animal Save took to public transit to bring the message of animal rights directly to the public. 
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PORTUGAL
This sweet pig gives and receives love at Lisbon Animal Save's January 16 vigil outside the Sicasal slaughter plant. 
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UNITED KINGDOM
Manchester Pig Save report from their vigil at Tulip "Meats" Ashton on January 23: "A relentless procession of trucks delivered these beautiful animals to their horrific deaths. The screams of terrified pigs forced toward the killing floor filled the air. Refrigerated trucks left the gates with their dismembered bodies to sate human greed. This isn’t food production, it’s industrial murder."
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LATIN AMERICA
BRAZIL
Welcome Rio Grande do Sul Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram
 
On January 19 they had 16 activists bear witness to the pigs about to be killed at the Osório slaughter plant. The vigil was covered by Vegazeta.
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COLOMBIA
Bogota Animal Save & Ubaté Animal Save held a vigil for dairy cows and their babies january 21. They witnessed the cruel practice of denying the babies their mothers' milk.
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URUGUAY
Montevideo Animal Save report from their vigil at the Carrasco slaughter plant: "We saw more than 200 animals. We looked them in the eye. We gave them an identity and a little piece of us stayed with them."
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NORTH AMERICA
CANADA

Dear friends,

Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
STOP BILL 156 - FOR THEM
We've been bearing witness to pigs arriving to the slaughterhouse every week for the past 8 years. We are there not because we want to but because it is our duty to bear witness to what those animals go through before their murder. 

 

Ottawa Farmed Animal Save held a vigil on January 16 at Leo’s Livestock auction to protest the proposed ag-gag Bill 156. They report: "This bill was lobbied by farmed animal farmers who claim they are fearful for their safety because of activists; in reality they don’t want the truth of what life is like for farmed animals to be exposed to the public. Talk to your MPP and let them know Bill 156 is unconstitutional!"

 
Also in Ottawa, CBC News reports from a protest against Bill 156: Animal rights activists decry Ontario bill that would limit farm protests

"A group of about 20 animal rights activists showed up at Ottawa's Lansdowne Park Saturday with signs and leaflets, encouraging the public to sign a petition against the law. It was one of several protests planned over the next month. "It will stop people from seeing animal suffering," said Lucie Tsi, who works with the Ottawa group Animal Rebellion Canada. Tsi points to the example of Ontario activist Anita Krajnc who made headlines in 2017 when she was arrested for giving water to pigs on the back of a transport truck on the way to a slaughterhouse. Krajnc was acquitted on charges of mischief, but if the new law is passed, similar actions could be found in violation."

 
 

Manitoba Animal Save held a "Roaring Silence Against Bill 156" protest in downtown Winnipeg on January 25. "25 of us marched down Portage to Main street, where we occupied the four corners and held our signs to passing motorists. We received many, many honks and thumbs up in support, and several pedestrians stopped to ask why we stood there. You don't have to be a vegan, or animal activist, to be disturbed by Bill 156. This legislation hides the truth of Big Ag, and the public has a right to know what they are funding, with their tax money and grocery spending." 

 

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 30,000 signatures: Stop Ontario's Ag Gag Law
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Montreal Animal Save report from their January 23 vigil at Volailles Marvid "Poultry": "Today we experienced more hostility from the truck drivers than ever before. It was a lot of folks' first vigil attendance today. We encourage you to share your thoughts/pictures . Likewise, for other folks that have attended before that would like to reflect on what they saw/felt today, we invite you to do the same." 
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MEXICO
CDMX Animal Save bore witness to the scared baby pigs and gave them love. Please watch and share.
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UNITED STATES
Please watch: Tampa Bay Animal Save bears witness at Musa's Slaughterhouse on January 19 and Jane Unchained reports.
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Animal Alliance Network are grateful for all the activists at their vigils: "The vigils don't happen without activists and we are so grateful that you all sacrifice your time to be here with us for them. We see you, we love you, we're trying, and we won't stop!"
 
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