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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 864 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   674 groups in 70 countries
Climate Save:  155 groups in 45 countries
Health Save:    35 groups in 24 countries


         Thank you for supporting Toronto Pig Save!

During a heatwave, Toronto Pig Save held an emergency vigil for the pigs at Fearmans "Pork" on July 5. Please watch.
Langley Pig Save report from their nighttime vigil on July 4: "We held a candlelight vigil for the 1,500 baby pigs that are killed every day at Britco 'Pork'. Things will be amping up in the next couple weeks. Please message us for more details."
Help Us Bring BeFairBeVegan to Toronto!
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Large or small, every dollar counts. On behalf of the animals, thank you so much, your support is greatly appreciated! We are at the 39% mark of our campaign goal and we really need your help to hit $20,000 or 40% of our target. Please share our campaign with your friends and family via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and any other social media! In fact, why not even send an email to all your contacts letting them know about the campaign and how impactful it will be!
Manitoba Animal Save held a protest at the Assiniboine Park Zoo to ask them to permanently close the "Stingray Beach" exhibit after three of the stingrays died in the enclosure recently.
The protest received news media coverage:
Winnipeg Sun: Animal activists call on Zoo to keep exhibit closed
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Watch: Regina Pig Save took this video during their vigil at Thunder Creek Pork, showing the how pigs are forced out of the death truck. You can hear their screams.
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.
Tuesday, July 16, 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, July 18, 6 - 8:30 pm, Toronto Chicken Save weekly night vigil at Maple Leaf "Foods" Inc., 100 Ethel Ave, Toronto
RSVP: event page

Sunday, July 21, 9:30 - 11:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Sunday Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
RSVP: event page

Monday, July 22, 7:30 9:30 am: Toronto Pig Save's Weekly Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
RSVP: event page

August 16 – 19: Animal Liberation Toronto Conference
RSVP: event page

August 25 – 30: The Save Movement's 5 DAY VIGIL and Hunger Strike Against Construction of New Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse
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
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:
Delhi Climate Save (India).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Gonda Climate Save (India).
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Kolkata Climate Save (India).
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Aveiro Climate Save (Portugal).
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Bergen Op Zoom Climate Save (Netherlands).
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Bristol Climate Save (UK).
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Calderdale Climate Save (UK).
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Climate Save Regensburg (Germany).
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Gaia Climate Save (Portugal).
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Glastonbury Climate Save (UK).
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Ilmenau Climate Save (Germany).
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Purmerend Climate Save (Netherlands).
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Vila Real Climate Save Save (Portugal).
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Townsville Climate Save (Australia).
Find them on Facebook.
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.
Please welcome new Bee Save groups:
Belgrade Bee Save (Serbia). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Como Bee Save  (italy).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
México Bee Save.
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Chalktivism for the Amazon Rainforest
Our chalktivism event at Brazilian embassies and consulates worldwide sent a message to the Brazilian government and animal feed companies: Stop turning the Amazon rainforests into meat burgers.
Melbourne Climate Save and Extinction Rebellion joined forces to send an important message to the public: Stop the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
CDMX Climate Save chalked it up at a busy spot and had great responses from the public.
Berlin Climate Save, Wittenberg Climate Save & Berlin Animal Save held a march and die-in.

Please help by signing our petition. Let's get to 15,000 signatures!
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!

What the skyrocketing popularity of Beyond Meat means for our planet
Please read this fantastic article showing a lot of principled plant-based protein companies like Beyond Meat and Canadian plant ingredients companies. It also shows the need to continue and expand Stop Maple Leaf Violence and Toronto Chicken Save campaigns to transition Maple Leaf Foods Inc. to a fully plant-based protein company. Please join 5 DAY VIGIL Against Construction of New MapleLeaf Slaughterhouse.
This article is part of a special climate change issue in advance of the federal election. This collection of stories offers a comprehensive look at where Canada currently stands, what could be done to address the issue and what the consequences might be if this country continues with half measures.

Take Action!! Start your own Climate Save group! Visit or email us at 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.
As we now know, chicken meat might be as bad for cholesterol as red meat. While some of the biggest companies have tried to make it look healthy, environmentally friendly and even a solution to world hunger, people who actually care about this world are looking to make chicken meat plant based.

Healthy, delicious vegan recipes, made for athletes by an athlete.
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Lily the Mother Goat
Hi, I'm Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.
Scared and alone, born inside a slaughterhouse holding pen where his mother has already been taken to slaughter, he’s one of the many victims of the animal farming industry. You can help stop this. Please help.


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
Welcome Bangalore Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Dehradun Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Kuala Lumpur Animal Save held their first vigil on June 15 at KL Supreme Processing slaughter plant. They report: "We spent the night at a chickens slaughterhouse to bear witness, document and comfort animals where possible. We saw hens in distress with broken feathers and skin diseases crammed in small spaces. Please wake up and realize that they do indeed have their own voices, feelings, families and especially the will to live and be free and happy. Look. Love. Liberate."
Metro Manila Animal Save was featured in this video by that also covers animal rights and veganism in general, as well as Anonymous for the Voiceless.
Welcome Ansan Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
They held their first vigil on June 24 in a market area by a pier. Please watch: they bore witness to the victims of fishing.
Brisbane Animal Save report from their June vigil for the cows: "One of the dozens of trucks that arrived at JBS Dinmore today. This slaughterhouse kills around 3,000 beautiful, intelligent, innocent individuals every day. Do you see them?"
Whanganui Animal Save report from their vigil outside Land "Meats" slaughter plant on July 7. They are a small team so having a new person join them is great news: "We were joined by Whanganui resident Monica. She said she would stand with us once or preferably twice a week! She brought a lot of enthusiasm to the task, standing with her sign well above her head, and locked eyes with the drivers. If a car horn tooted she would call out ‘Thank you. Hare Krishna!’."
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Buchloe/LL Animal Save held their first vigil on June 28 at the VION slaughter plant. They report: "Although we were only three activists at the vigil, we were able to get some vehicles - even if only briefly - to stop and have conversations with employees and 'suppliers.'"
Athens Animal Save and Athens Climate Save held a joint outreach event on June 23. They report: "We were in the center of Athens, holding signs about climate change and animal exploitation, educating people who were passing by and raising awareness about the effects of animal agriculture."
Welcome Viana Do Costelo Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
At a Funchal Animal Save vigil, activists give love and water to the pigs. Touring organizer Yolanda Santos reports: "In the last year and a half I have done many vigils in very different contexts and realities, inside and outside Portugal. I visited farms of different animals, dairy farms, slaughterhouses, and involved myself in some civil disobedience and rescues. But nothing touched me so much as seeing these images of this activist from Madeira giving water to some pigs that arrived thirsty and tired at the slaughterhouse. And that's how this movement began."
Celje Animal Save report from their June 26 vigil: "So many broken hearts today, with sad eyes, who begged for their own life when they were taken to the death factory. The death trucks run nonstop."
Valencia Animal Save, Valencia Fish Save and other animal rights organizations held the first "Antispeciesist Week" on June 17-22. They held vigils, cleanups, talks, workshops and protests, and closed out the week with a march.
Watch: They protested the "Meat" Carnival and TV news Canal Apunt covered it live!
Boxtel Pig Save
Den Bosch Calf Save
Helmond Pig Save
Save Movement The Netherlands
Tilburg Cow Save
These Save groups came together under the Save Movement Outreach - Netherlands banner on June 29 to hold an outreach action and promote The Save Movement and veganism, and to invite people to attend vigils. Please watch.
Watch: The Save Movement/Hertfordshire Chicken Save and Animal Justice Project stood outside The National Egg & Poultry Awards in London exposing The Foul Truth about this industry. This new campaign and investigation has exposed the horrendous conditions and abuse at egg farms.
The Daily Mail covered the investigation: Tesco suspends sales of chicken from an 'ethical' farm after an undercover probe by animal rights activists revealed shocking abuse of the birds
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From their vigil at the Morón slaughter plant, Buenos Aires Animal Save asks: How long could we stand being cramped in a truck that is taking us to our death?
The Save Movement Tour - Colombia joined vigils happening during the First Week of Continuous Vigils. Cali Animal Save, Manizales Animal Save, Medellín Animal Save, Pereira Animal Save, Popayán Animal Save and Rionegro Animal Save are  participating.
Cusco Animal Save held a vigil on July 7 at the San Jerónimo municipal slaughter plant. They saw no animals on trucks, but they left vegan messages.
Los Cabos is the very end of the country at the tip of the Baja peninsula, and it marks the end of the very productive Save Tour Latino Mexico 2019.
Welcome Los Cabos Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first vigil is coming up on July 16: event page

Saltillo Animal Save shared the sad story of this mother pig, from their June 17 vigil: "We named her Ophelia. She arrived on Monday at the slaughterhouse, still with suckling babies, as her 'owner' decided that she could not have one more litter and so she was sold as body parts for a few coins. Non-human animals are not objects, they are not products, they do not belong to anyone. It's their life  and we have no right to choose for them.

Toluca Animal Save bore witness on June 22 and sent this report: "I can tell you with all certainty, I did not want to be there, I just wanted to escape and his way was to be released. The truck did not stop but our hearts for an instant went out. In Memory of this Being I just wanted to run away. 🖤 Until the last cage is empty. We apologize and tell them that they are not alone, that we are working so that not one more lives through what they lived. Bear witness. Join us at the vigils.
After a truck carrying thousands of chickens rolled over, Cleveland Animal Save's video from the site has received news media attention. The video shows workers "tossing hundreds of dead and injured chickens into a dumpster." Cleveland Animal Save managed to have one chicken released into their care.
News5 TV: Animal rights group captures gruesome clean-up of thousands of chickens killed, injured in truck crash

Augusta GA Animal Save joined North Carolina Climate Save and North Carolina Farmed Animal Save for the third annual 5-Day Save, held on July 3-7. This included a heatwave emergency vigil in Tar Heel on July 3.
On a happier note, activists spent time with the pigs at Sisu Refuge.

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