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THE SAVE MOVEMENT AROUND THE WORLD

IN THIS ISSUE

Our Weekly News Update
Save continues to grow all over the world! We now have 652 Animal Save groups in 69 countries listed on our website. We also have 92 Climate Save groups in 36 countries and 21 Health Save groups in 14 countries.

 
Join the protests and let people know that the best thing we can do to reverse climate change is to go vegan!
 
Global Climate Strike - Fridays For Future
The Climate Save Movement supports and has joined alongside other environmentalist organizations the March 15th Global Climate Strike Fridays For Future in 20 cities. Inspired by environmentalist and vegan Nobel Prize nominee Greta Thunberg (16), hundreds of thousands of students across the globe have started striking regularly, demanding that governments take action. Individually, the biggest impact everyone can have is to stop consuming animal products and to go vegan.
 
The Vegan Rebellion
Greta Thunberg’s father has spoken about how their awareness as a family of the climate change urgency led them to become vegan. He says, “I had to go vegan because of the climate crisis. We are facing a diet catastrophe. We only have less than a couple of years to bend the curve”. When asked what has changed in her life due to her commitment to saving the planet, Greta Thunberg stated: “I have stopped flying. I have stopped eating meat and dairy, both for ethical reasons and ecological reasons.”
Please see updates from Climate Save Movement's participation in the climate strike around the world:
Toronto Climate Save at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. "The youth has risen!"

Watch an interview with federal Member of Parliament Julie Dzerowicz: "We have to take every action possible so we can save our planet."
Melbourne Climate Save: 40,000 people on strike.
Climate Save Ottawa
Climate Save Belgium: "Go vegan! Go vegan!"

News media covered the strike extensively:
 
Global News: ‘No jobs on a dead planet’: Students around the world strike for more action on climate change
The New York Times published an excellent photo essay.
Plant Based News: Vegan Kids Join Crowd Of 300,000 In Australian Climate Strike
Democracy Now video: “This Country Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight”: Voices From NYC School Strike For Climate
Infobae (Buenos Aires): Thousands of youth called for the the political class to take concrete actions in the face of climate change

The Guardian's coverage in pictures.
El Pais' coverage in pictures.
Jane UnChained in Los Angeles.

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Saturday, March 30 is World Day for the End of Fishing. What a great opportunity for all of The Save Movement to educate the public about why fishing is harmful to fish, other sea life, and the habitable planet itself. Save groups will be holding actions for sea life.
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The Climate Save Movement
 
The 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 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.
Please welcome our new chapters:
Asia
Kuwait Climate Save. Find them on Facebook.
Europe
Copenhagen Climate Save (Denmark). Find them on Facebook.
Mallorca Climate Save (Spain). Find them on Facebook.
Roma Climate Save (Italy). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

North America
Baltimore Climate Save (USA). Find them on Facebook.
Oceania
Central Coast Australia Climate Save. Find them on Facebook.
Sydney Climate Save (Australia). Find them on Facebook.
Take Action!! Start your own Climate Save group! Visit thesavemovement.org or email us at savemovementinfo@gmail.com to get started.


Please help by signing our petition. Let's get to 15,000 signatures!
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!
 
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The Save Movement in the Media
SPAIN
 
Santander Animal Save held a vigil at the Torrelavega "livestock" fair. Please watch.
Their earlier vigil received news coverage: To the slaughter plant with love
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Save Organizing Tours
A new Save Latino Tour 2019 is in progress! The Save Movement Latin America started a Save Latino Tour of Colombia on March 5 to open new groups and offer support to existing groups. We will visit the following cities: Guarne, Manizales, Pereira, Ibagué, Bogota, Ubaté, Tunja, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Medellin. At the same time, they will be holding informative talks and actions that will include community organizing, street activism, organization of vigils and events, and joint work for animal liberation.
Colombia is seeing new groups being born.
 
Welcome Manizales Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
They held their first vigil on March 14. They report: "Because the normalization of murder and the disguise of humane murder must be destroyed, because eating meat is murder and we want animals free, we are present at the vigils."
 

Pereira Animal Save held their first vigil on March 16. They report: "Their looks plead for freedom, compassion and justice. We feel the helplessness of knowing that we return home and that their lives have vanished under the mantle of suffering. There's a moment when you have the connection face to face that drives you to continue with the fight against speciesism and animal liberation."

 
Ibague Animal Save also held their first vigil, on March 20. They report: "With every goodbye, broken hearts, we see their fear and anguish... they really need our help. It is terrible what humanity is doing to so many animals."
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Lily the Mother Goat
Hi, I'm Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.
Young, friendly and gentle goats being used for the rodeo activity known as goat tying. What traits do the goats lack that give us a reason and/or right to do this to them? None. They deserve none of  this.
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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 savemovementinfo@gmail.com or check out thesavemovement.org for info on how to get started! We will help you every step of the way.
 

AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA
Save Movement Johannesburg bore witness and said goodbye to the chickens going into Early Bird Farm on March 13.  They report: "The smell here is horrendous. The babies we see at a glimpse (they will not let us take photos) are scraggly, lacking feathers and look so unhealthy. Imagine how they must feel?"
 
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ASIA
INDIA
Save Movement activists Anni Lanki and David andrew are on a Save Organizing Tour of India. They report:

Greetings from India! 🌞🧡
We have been on tour here now for 7 weeks and this time has been very eventful and effective. We have visited 5 cities so far in which we held several workshops, vigils and cubes, and also visited schools and colleges for talks on veganism. We have been in media in several places, and got 8 articles about veganism in newspapers so far 🙏🧡"
Welcome Ahmedabad Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Jabalpur Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
PHILIPPINES
Please watch: thirsty pigs get water and love at Metro Manila Animal Save's March 10 vigil.
 
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Save Movement activists are on a Save Organizing Tour of Australia. New groups are being formed there.
 
Welcome Colac Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Watch: Geelong Animal Save held their first vigil on February 27.

Over 30 activists from Melbourne Chicken Save, Melbourne Cow Save, Melbourne Fish Save and Melbourne Goat Save headed to Frankston Pier on March 10 "to raise awareness about the plight of farmed animals, to help people become vegan and to build on the grassroots animal justice movement."
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EUROPE
AUSTRIA
Welcome Lower Austria Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
 
 
They were able to rescue a piglet from the slaughter plant: "Meet Frida 🌸 Thanks to a good rapport with a slaughterhouse owner we managed to rescue this beautiful girl last week. We picked her up at the slaughterhouse, where her brothers and sisters got their throats slit in the room right next to her. She's now at a sanctuary where she'll receive all the love and belly rubs she deserves."

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CROATIA
Welcome Split Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
 
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DENMARK
Welcome Kalundborg Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Their first vigil is set for March 28: event page
 
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FRANCE
Please watch: Paris Animal Save bear witness on March 19 at the Meaux abattoir.
 
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GERMANY
Bodensee Animal Save held their first Ditch Dairy - Save Lives action on March 17. They report: "With our Ditch Dairy action we are raising awarenes to the brutality and horrors of the dairy industry. We stood in front of a huge dairy factory, with signs and a love-based approach towards the cars driving by, we handled out flyers to people walking past and had some good outreach conversations."
 
 
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GREECE
Athens Animal Save held their first vigil on March 13. 20 activists were present. Please watch.
 
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ITALY
Please watch: Bologna Animal Save and Faenza Animal Save held a vigil on March 12 at one of the biggest European slaughter plants, INALCA.
 
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SLOVAKIA
Dunajská Streda Animal Save held a vigil for the pigs on February 26 at the Istermeat slaughter plant. Please watch.
 
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SWEDEN
Animal Save Skaraborg report from their February 24 vigil: "It is painful to see a transport full of animals pass in through the gate to later roll out empty. The knowledge that the animals are unloaded in a terrible environment where they will face further suffering and ultimately fatal violence is heavy to bear. We were on site outside Skövde slaughter plant to bear witness to the innumerable victims of the animal ag industry."
 
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THE NETHERLANDS
Montfoort Animal Save bore witness to sheep going to slaughter on March 14.
 
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UNITED KINGDOM
East London Chicken Save report from their March 13 vigil at Kadasia "Poultry" slaughter plant: "A small team of activists met in the middle of the night to witness the arrival of the daily chicken truck. As always the vehicle was full of 6-week-old chickens, many of whom had already died or were drawing their final breath. Many people often say 'I only eat chicken,' as if these birds are merely a food item. Chickens are individuals."
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LATIN AMERICA
 
ARGENTINA
Welcome Quilmes Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Buenos Aires Chicken Save report from their March 15 vigil at the Cresta Roja slaughter plant. Please watch.
 
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COSTA RICA
Save Movement Costa Rica report from their vigil for cows outside El Arreo slaughter plant: "In memory of thousands of animals killed at El Arreo, we were present for the animals, bore witness and showed many people what is behind their meat, full of suffering, exploitation and lack of empathy."
 
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ECUADOR
Tena Animal Save report from their vigil at an animal ag expo: "We visited a cow show just outside Tena. There was one barn with around 50 cows mostly tied to the railings of their pens. There was a competition taking place so many of them were being washed, having their hooves painted or being brushed. These types of event are not for the animals but for the people who own and control them."
 
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NORTH AMERICA
CANADA

Dear friends,

Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.

 
2019 Women's March From Fearman's Slaughterhouse
May 12, 9 am – 2 pm. RSVP: event page
We will start the day with a vigil for the pigs. After bearing witness and leaving flowers and messages for the babies trapped inside the slaughterhouse, we will start marching to a park in downtown Burlington. We are marching to show our solidarity to the nonhuman females that have been oppressed by a patriarchy.
We aim to increase awareness and action so that all feminists include animals in their circle of compassion. Female animals are forcibly impregnated over and over and again until they are 'spent' and then sent to slaughter. These mother's have their babies stolen from them in order to satisfy human greed.
 
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Toronto Cow Save bears witness at Ryding-Regency and St. Helen's slughter plants every Tuesday morning. Please join us, for the animals.
 
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Ottawa Farmed Animal Save report from their vigil at the Ottawa "Livestock" Exchange: We had maybe best turnout yet at our monthly vigil. Same farmers and truckers, speeding, trying to hit us, lambs and baby goats crammed in the back of truck cabs (likely not legal)."
 
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Please watch and share Toronto Cow Save's video: lambs to slaughter. Easter is about 4 weeks away and we'll see more lambs going to slaughter. They are innocent, gentle sentient beings. Stop the slaughter! We don't need to consume them to be healthy. Go Vegan and get involved. Join us at our weekly morning vigils.
 
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Langley Pig Save spread the message of kindness and compassion on March 8 outside Britco "Pork" slaughter plant. "Small but passionate group spreading awareness and planting seeds. 🌱"
 
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Please watch: Bearing witness just outside Fearmans "Pork" slaughter plant on March 13. The innocent pigs huddle close for comfort in their tight confinement..
 
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MEXICO
Guadalajara Animal Save gave the pigs love and water during their March 16 vigil at the Zapopan slaughter plant.
 
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UNITED STATES
Welcome Save Movement Puerto Rico. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Welcome Tampa Bay Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
 
Welcome Los Angeles Fish Save. Find them on Facebook.

 
Welcome Ponce P.R. Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

 
Minneapolis Animal Save joined Med City Animal Save for a vigil at Quality "Pork" Processors, a slaughter plant that kills 19,000 pigs a day. All of their output goes to the Hormel Foods Corp. "The whole city smells like a horror show. We couldn't really get close to the trucks because of the ice, and the police. What are they hiding that's so bad?"

 
In New York City, The Save Movement aims to have 100 chapters, including one at each live market.  The ongoing NYC Save Movement tour is working to create new groups. Belmont Animal Save in the Bronx  is one of them.
They bore witness to goats and chickens on March 15 at Saroop & Son Live "Poultry" Market. Please watch.

 
Las Vegas Animal Save report from their March 16 vigil at Charleston and Highland "Poultry" slaughter plants, which saw their highest attendance ever with 56 activists: "All of you being there for the baby chickens and ducks needlessly killed at Charleston and Highland Poultry is a reminder of the realities we’re fighting to change toward a future where animals are not viewed as objects or property. They deserve to be remembered; thank you all again for remembering them."


 
Berkeley Fish Save held a Lobster Vigil on March 16 at a fish market. Please watch.
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Veganuary is great for anyone to get started.

Donate Today!

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 640 Save groups in 69 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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