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Toronto Pig Save's News Update
Dear friends,
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 833 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   669 groups in 70 countries
Climate Save:  130 groups in 44 countries
Health Save:    34 groups in 22 countries

 
Chalktivism for the Amazon Rainforest - Toronto
July 7, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM - Co-sponsored by Worldwide Vegan Chalking - Toronto
Toronto will hold its chalktivism event at the Brazilian Consulate starting at 12 pm and then at the Royal Ontario Museum from 1pm-2pm. Please join us on 7/7 (July 7) to raise awareness of the worst deforestation on record this past May 2019. The Brazilian government in conjunction with animal feed companies is turning the Amazon rainforests into meat burgers.
Chalking ideas:
Killing animals is killing the rainforest
Go vegan to reforest the earth
RSVP: event page
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Nation Rising converged on Ottawa during the June 14-15 weekend to tell government: stop subsidizing animal agriculture! Watch.
CTV NEWS was there to offer coverage: Watch.

Please watch the street blockade in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion Ottawa.
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At Toronto Pig Save's June 3 vigil, this sweet curious pig connects for a brief moment before being murdered at Fearmans "Pork." "They were scared, they wanted to live."
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Action alert: End subsidies for animal farming and fishing
Demand that the government lead a transition to an environmentally and socially just plant-based food system.
The Government of Canada has pledged $10 million to help Conestoga "Meat" Packers expand their operations. Conestoga kills thousands of pigs everyday. Please see the Change.org page to sign the petition and send the letter to the Minister. Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition. We’ve just surpassed 1,000 signatures. Please share the petition with your friends and family and donate if you’re able! The proposed Conestoga expansion has been hitting the headlines so we wanted to share some of the news articles with you:
Feds announce $10 million in support of Conestoga Meats
Ontario’s Conestoga Meats gets $10M interest-free loan from the federal government
Feds provide up to $10 million for expansion at Conestoga Meats in Breslau
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Please watch and share Toronto Chicken Save's video, "45 Days Old." Innocent baby chickens arrive at the Maple Leaf "Foods" slaughter plant.
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Thanks for all the kind support!!! We are at $16,345 (32%). 164 donations so far. Please donate and share the BeFairBeVegan Toronto campaign. Help Us Bring BeFairBeVegan to Toronto! Thanks to you we are well on our way to bringing BeFairBeVegan to Toronto! Please watch our video.
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Wear and post your activism
Wear a great message and look good! Visit our store at torontopigsave.myshopify.com.
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At Vancouver Chicken Save's June 8 vigil at Hallmark "Poultry" Processors, this baby just wants to rest, but instead she'll face death very soon.
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Veganuary is great for anyone to get started.
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VIGIL SCHEDULE
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.
Tuesday, June 18, 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.
RSVP: event page


• Thursday, June 20, 6 - 8:30 pm, Toronto Chicken Save weekly night vigil, Maple Leaf "Foods" Inc., 100 Ethel Ave, Toronto
RSVP: event page

• Monday, June 24, 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).
RSVP
: event page


Monday, June 25, 7:30 am 6 pm: All-Day Vigil with That Vegan Couple
RSVP: event page

Monday, July 1, 10 am 12 pm: Toronto Pig Save Canada Day Vigil for the Pigs
RSVP: event page

Sunday, July 7, 12 - 2 pm: Chalktivism for the Amazon Rainforest - Toronto. Co-sponsored by Worldwide Vegan Chalking - Toronto
RSVP: event page

August 16 – 19: Animal Liberation Toronto Conference
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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For more information or to help and volunteer, please contact torontopigsave@gmail.com
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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:
Africa
Climate Save Gambia, our third group in Africa. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Asia
Nagpur Climate Save (India). Find them on Facebook.
Europe
Leicestershire Climate Save (UK). Find them on Facebook.
Londerzeel Climate Save (Netherlands).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

 
Chalktivism for the Amazon Rainforest: Chalktivism at Brazilian embassies and consulates worldwide
Please join us on 7/7 (July 7) to raise awareness of the worst deforestation on record this past May 2019. The Brazilian government in conjunction with animal feed companies is turning the Amazon rainforests into meat burgers. Chalking ideas: "Killing animals is killing the rainforest," "Go vegan to reforest the earth."
RSVP: event page

 
Bee Save Movement has been launched as part of Climate Save Movement, with the goal of protecting some of the smallest beings we share this planet with and help solve the climate crisis by helping the bees survive. Animal agriculture is a key source of pesticides, which are one of the main reasons bees are going extinct. Honey is another industry that is harming the bees at a mass scale. Veganism is a critical part of important actions for the bees and our future.
The first Bee Save group is Copenhagen Bee Save, and now they're joined by a second group:
Welcome Cordoba Bee Save (Argentina).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Watch: The honey industry explained in 5 mins - Do you know how honey is produced?

 
Metro UK: The real threat to the ocean is the fish on your plate – not the straw in your drink
"If we really want to stem the tide of plastic pollution that’s choking our oceans and killing marine animals, we’d be a lot better off banishing cod and tuna from our plates. This is because fishing and the rubbish it generates inflicts far more harm on wildlife than straws or plastic bags ever will."

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 thesavemovement.org or email us at climatesaveinfo@gmail.com 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 chapters:

Sao Paulo Health Save (Brazil). Find them on Facebook.

 
Popular Science: Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein
"...study after study shows that meat as a protein source just isn’t that healthy. It’s far better to get that necessary protein from plants."


 
Save Organizing Tour activists Gisela and Nevenka report from the vegan food tasting they held on June 6 in collaboration with São Paulo Health Save (Brazil): "We carried a vegan food tasting with free samples for passers-by at the famous Paulista Avenue in São Paulo. Caroline baked 'tuna' and legumes pies and also chocolate and carrot cakes. Lots of people showed interest in what we were doing, many of them were vegetarians in transition to veganism. They enjoyed and complimented the food."

 
Augusta GA Health Save had a table at the Holistic Wellness Fair held on June 1 in Aiken, SC, USA. They report: "Lots of good vibes from open-minded people taking plant-based eating and veganism seriously with Health Save Movement & VegFund. And this was topped off with a Vegan Chalk Challenge."
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Lily the Mother Goat
Hi, I'm Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.
 
These rescued baby goats are growing up at Woodstock Sanctuary in New York. Their pregnant mom was brought there after being rescued from a backyard butcher.

 

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 savemovementinfo@gmail.com
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ASIA
INDIA
Organizers David and Anni report from their ongoing Save Organizing Tour of India: "We started the 6-month tour in February. So far we have visited 12 locations, with four still to go. We have covered cities in middle and north India, where we have helped set up 13 Save groups. In each location we are giving two workshops, doing a vigil, joining local activism and often doing a Cube of Truth. In addition to this we have been giving presentations about veganism at several schools, colleges and seminars, and we have been covered in several local media channels, including The Times of India. The reception from locals has been great, and it is amazing to see how fast veganism and activism is growing in India! We also visited Kathmandu in Nepal, and helped with starting up the first Save group there, Kathmandu Climate Save."
Welcome Kerala Animal Save. Find them on Instagram.
They report about the chicken they rescued: "This is Pamela. She was rescued from going to slaughter. One day she stopped laying eggs and she became useless to the house members. They decided to sell her to the neighbourhood slaughterhouse. We went to that home and convinced them to send her with us instead. She is currently enjoying her life of freedom with us at Ahimsa Vegan Sanctuary. She found a new companion in Diana."

 
Surat Animal Save report from their visit to a dairy farm: "How would you feel if you were tied to a small rope from your birth till you die? We visited a dairy farm in Surat and the owner himself told us this bitter truth."
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ISRAEL
Watch: Israel Animal Save's message is clear - lambs are not a commodity.
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SOUTH KOREA
Watch: Seoul Animal Save bearing witness to chickens. "Many people ignore their deaths and erase their existence. They will soon be dragged into the slaughterhouse, hanging upside down, and slaughtered on a fast-turning blade."
 
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Sydney Save groups including Sydney Fish Save, Sydney Animal Save, Sydney Climate Save and Sydney Save Animals in Laboratories took part in the annual March to Close All Slaughterhouses on June 8. Please watch.
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EUROPE
BELGIUM
Torhout Animal Save held a vigil for the pigs on June 4 outside the Van Hoornweder slaughter plant. Please watch.
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DENMARK
Randers Animal Save and Aarhus Cow Save held a vigil on May 25 in front of the annual Aarhus Agricultural Fair, which attracts approx. 20,000 guests. At the fair, "meat" cows, dairy cows, sheep, pigs and other farmed animals as well as dogs and rabbits are shown. Please watch: the animals would rather be free.
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FINLAND
Welcome Vaasa Fur Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
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ITALY
Roma Animal Save and Firenze Animal Save held a vigil on June 4 at the Acquapendente slaughter plant. They were able to rescue two lambs! Please watch.
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PORTUGAL
Funchal Animal Save bore witness to cows and pigs at the CARAM slaughter plant. Please watch.
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SLOVENIA
Slovenia Save groups now have a regional page where events and news can be found in one place: Save Movement Slovenia.
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SWEDEN
Sweden has two new Save groups!
 
Welcome Hörby Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is set for June 17: event page

Welcome Öland Chicken Save. Find them on Facebook.
They held their first vigil on May 27 at the Guldfågeln AB slaughter plant. They report: "From Monday's vigil, here we have terrible and unnecessary violence, where over 100,000 chickens lose their lives everyday. Each truck transports about 10,000 chickens."
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UNITED KINGDOM
Colne Animal Save bore witness outside the Woodhead Bros "Meat" Co. slaughter plant . Woodhead is owned by Morrisons, which proclaims on its website: "Morrisons is still the only UK supermarket to own its own abattoir and meat processing operations."
This is their report: "Unfortunately, today, they broke their agreement with us and would not stop any trucks. We will be following this up with their management. We watched, helpless, as truck after truck, drove hundreds of sentient, innocent beings to their deaths."

 
Cheshire East Animal Save report from their May 17 vigil: "This morning we held our first vigil at Highbury Poultry in Whitchurch. 75,000 chickens on 12 trucks arrived to be dragged through electric water baths and have their throats slit 💔 Unfortunately the slaughterhouse were uncooperative so it was difficult for us to bear witness to the chickens. Towards the end of the vigil, however, we did manage to start some dialogue with the manager who we can hopefully arrange an agreement with for future vigils 💚"
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LATIN AMERICA
ARGENTINA
Mar del Plata Animal Save held a 12-hour vigil for the cows outside the slaughter plant.
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GUATEMALA
Please watch: Guatemala Animal Save give the pigs love outside the Xela slaughter plant.
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PERU
Cusco Animal Save gave this sad cow love and water at their vigil outside the K'ayra slaughter plant.

They also obtained this footage from inside, showing a cow who bled to death on the kill floor. Caution - very graphic.
 
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NORTH AMERICA
MEXICO
Please watch: Chihuahua Animal Save's video explains "What is a vigil?"
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UNITED STATES
Welcome Central Ohio Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

 
Animal Recovery Mission has made public their latest undercover investigation, which exposes severe animal abuse at a dairy farm. Please watch.
"On June 4, Animal Recovery Mission released disturbing footage of one of its most grueling factory farm investigations to date. Initiated in 2018, an ARM undercover investigator captured surveillance evidence of the systematic and horrific animal abuse that is occurring at the Fair Oaks Farm’s Dairy Farm Adventures, located in Indiana. Owned and operated by Mike and Sue McCloskey, under the Fair Life Corporation, Fair Oaks Farms not only stands as one of the largest dairy farm corporations in the United States, but it has also repeatedly and publicly, prided itself as ‘acting as a window to the agriculture world’ by providing complete transparency into the everyday operations of a dairy farm."
 
JaneUnchained has more coverage, including protests planned against Fairlife.
 
This Free from Harm story adds some important context:  Fairlife? Biggest “Humane” Dairy Label in U.S. Exposed for Horrific Routine Abuse

 
North Carolina Farmed Animal Save is hosting a 5-Day Save in eastern North Carolina on July 3-7 this summer. Who is interested in hosting a 5-Day Save for your group/your area this summer, either july 3-7 or some other 5 days?

 
Newark Animal Save held a special vigil on June 3 at American Halal Meat. June 3 marked the end of the Ramadan fast. Please watch as they bear witness to a truck full of chickens.
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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 8 years, The Save Movement has grown to over 660 Save groups in 70 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 (iVegan.ca) 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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