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THE SAVE MOVEMENT AROUND THE WORLD
 

Toronto Pig Save's News Update
Dear friends,

Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
(Please scroll down for vigil schedule.)
 
Save continues to grow all over the world! We now have 669 Animal Save groups in 70 countries listed on our website. We also have 125 Climate Save groups in 43 countries and 33 Health Save groups in 21 countries.
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. This would be in addition to a $5.3 million grant that the provincial government awarded the company in 2017. The government should not be using taxpayer money to support killing animals and destroying the planet's climate. Instead they should be subsidising vegan food production. We demand that Minister Bibeau reverse this decision and acknowledge that animal agriculture is cruel, unnecessary, damaging to human health, and a leading cause of climate chaos. Please see the Change.org page to sign the petition and send the letter to the Minister.
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Environmentalists fear 2019 will be one of worst years for deforestation in recent memory
The Guardian: Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon surged last month to the highest May level since the current monitoring method began, prompting concerns that president Jair Bolsonaro is giving a free pass to illegal logging, farming and mining. "The world’s greatest rainforest – which is a vital provider of oxygen and carbon sequestration – lost 739sq km during the 31 days, equivalent to two football pitches every minute, according to data from the government’s satellite monitoring agency."
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Toronto animal rights groups and activists joined up to honour the innocent animals on National Animal Rights Day 2019, held on June 2. Please watch as activists sing "Hallelujah."
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Thanks for all the kind support!!! We are at $14,367 (29%). 142 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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London Pig Save held their monthly vigil on May 29 at FGO Organic Processing slaughter plant, which sells the "humane," "healthier" lie even as it kills innocent pigs daily. "Though we saw no trucks today, our message was seen by many. "
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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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Toronto Chicken Save bore witness at their weekly vigil outside the Maple Leaf slaughter plant. They report: "Baby birds who have barely entered into life, peeping like the babies they are, newborn blue eyes, they've never known their mothers protective wing, never knew sunlight until outside the slaughterhouse."
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Windsor-Detroit Farm Animal Save held a vegan outreach session in front of Windsor Ribfest on June 1.  They had Vegan Starter Kits and other literature, as well as pay-per-view for virtual reality sets that show the life of a farmed pig from birth to death.
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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 4, 9:30 am - 11:30 am:  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 6, 6 - 8:30 pm, Toronto Chicken Save weekly night vigil, Maple Leaf "Foods" Inc., 100 Ethel Ave, Toronto
RSVP: event page

• Monday, June 10, 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


• Saturday, June 15, 11 am - 5 pm: Nation Rising will bring a strong message to Parliament Hill in Ottawa asking the Canadian government to STOP subsidizing animal ag.
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

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:
Asia
Ankara Climate Save (Turkey). Find them on Facebook.
Kathmandu Climate Save (Nepal).
Find them on Facebook.
Europe
Athens Climate Save (Greece). Find them on Facebook.
 
Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska Wreaks Havoc on Communities and Ecosystems
"Abnormally high temperatures have led to unsafe travel conditions, uncertain ecological futures and even multiple deaths."


 
The Save Tour of Uruguay-Brasil joined Climate Save Uruguay and Maldonado Climate Save for a beach cleanup in Maldonado, Uruguay. They report: "We were joined by at least 90 persons, including kids from nearby schools as well as independent activists. After the clean-up, we sorted waste according to recycling categories as a way to inform people on this matter. Besides from collecting large quantities of plastic, we found dead animals such as penguins and gulls. Once again, animals are the first affected by our consumption habits."

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

 
On June 15, Nation Rising will bring a strong message to Parliament Hill in Ottawa asking the Canadian government to STOP subsidizing animal ag. Join us: event page.

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:
Health Save Vietnam. Find them on Facebook.
Ankara Health Save (Turkey).
Find them on Facebook.

 
The Mirror UK: Eating bacon is 'as likely to cause cancer as ASBESTOS'
Dr Charlotte Houltram, who supports the "Give Bacon The Boot" campaign, said: “Bacon is in the same category as asbestos as far as its potential to cause cancer. Why serve food that can cause life-threatening conditions? Hospitals will argue healthier options are available, but there’s no safe limit with processed meat.”


 
Buenos Aires Health Save report about their street food campaign: "Vegan Street Food is our campaign to bring healthy vegan meals to people living in the streets in conditions of social vulnerability. We believe the best nutrition should be available for everyone, and our Buenos Aires chapter is putting it to the test. For our May 20 event, we served a quinoa medallion with an organic tofu and carrot dressing, zuccini and rice scramble and a salad made of cabbage, lettuce, radishes and sesame seeds. Whole grains, legumes, seeds and vegetables. Everything people need to eat more of to thrive."
"We're taking evidence-based nutrition to the streets. If you'd like to start a Health Save chapter, send us an email to healthsavemovement@gmail.com and we'll get in touch :)"
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Lily the Mother Goat
Hi, I'm Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.
 
I love eating grass and hanging out with Larry and Mishel, my dog friends, and watching and listening to the barn swallows grace the sky.

 

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
SOUTH AFRICA
Save Movement Johannesburg report from their May 29 vigil at Early Bird Farms: "Think for one minute about a beautiful being. This being. She will be cut into pieces in the next hour. Strung up. Electrocuted. Drowned in a scalding bath to strip her skin bare and through all this she may be fully conscious. In pain and feeling utter terror. Is this how you want to treat others in this world?"
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ASIA
INDIA
Welcome Kolkata Animal Save, India's 13th Save group. Find them on Facebook.

They join Animal Save groups in Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Goa,  Gonda, Hyderabad,  Indore, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Mumbai,  Nagpur, Pune and Surat.
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PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila Animal Save bore witness to the pigs on June 2. "They suffer and die for taste buds."

 
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SOUTH KOREA
Watch: Seoul Animal Save stop the truck so they can give the sad, scared pigs love and water.
 
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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA
Sydney Animal Save held their first event on June 1: a protest at the ICC Sydney Rodeo. Please watch: there's no excuse  for animal abuse.
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NEW ZEALAND
Whanganui Animal Save organizer Sandra reports from her solo vigil on June 3 outside Land "Meats": "A truck arrived and I played a beautiful Indian bhajan over my Bluetooth speaker. When the animals were unloaded and the truck departed, I went around the side and peered over the fence. The groundsman who usually keeps an eye on me wasn’t there, so standing on my tiptoes I was able to take a few photos of the poor dear animals waiting. There was the occasional anxious mooing, but most of them were very still, pressed up against each other for comfort, heads down."
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EUROPE
CZECH REPUBLIC
Příbram Animal Save held their well-attended first vigil on May 27 at the Masokombinát Příbram slaughter plant
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FRANCE
Paris Animal Save held a vigil on May 21 at the Abattoir de Meaux. Watch: a full truck of scared sheep await their unjust killing.
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GERMANY
Berlin Animal Save held a Vigil for the Pigs on May 18 outside the VION Perleberg slaughter plant. "We came back home. They didn't. We are sorry. You won't be forgotten."
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SERBIA
Novi Sad Animal Save bore witness outside the Matijevic slaughter plant on May 27. They gave a loving goodbye to pigs, cows and chickens.
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SPAIN
Girona Animal Save bore witness to the pigs on May 26 at Olot "Meats" slaughter plant. Please watch.
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SWITZERLAND
Zurich Animal Save held a morning vigil on May 31 at at the Altstetten slaughter plant, which on Fridays usually takes calves, pigs and sometimes sheep.
The local news media covered their previous vigil at this plant: Tsüri
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NETHERLANDS
Den Bosch Calf Save report from their May 15 vigil at the PALI Group facility. PALI Group claims to be "one of the largest livestock companies and meat producers in Europe" and slaughters calves, piglets and goats.
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UNITED KINGDOM
Suffolk Animal Save, Norfolk Animal Save, Norwich Livestock Market Animal Save & Ipswich Chicken Save have merged to form Suffolk & Norfolk Animal Save.

 
Please watch: Hertfordshire Chicken Save held their 31st vigil on May 24 at Imran Halal "Poultry."
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LATIN AMERICA
ARGENTINA
Veganuary interviewed Mar del Plata Animal Save activist Rodrigo about all things vegan and activism in Mar del Plata: Nutrition student Rodrigo Lagrasta talks to Veganuary about the increasing awareness of veganism in Argentina
"Like in the rest of the world, veganism is growing in Argentina too. More people are getting to know and understand what veganism is, especially as the activism scene is growing here, and there are more and more vegan options available."
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CHILE
Valparaíso Animal Save and Save Movement Santiago came together for a vigil for the pigs on May 26. "More than 30 people from different nationalities joined to see 400 pigs today in one last goodbye; the only moment in their lives in which they received love."
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URUGUAY
During their new Save Tour of Uruguay and Brasil, Gisela and Nevenka gave a talk to more than 80 students at a school in Pan de Azúcar, Uruguay. They talked about speciesism, the importance of taking action and the different types of activities that they can participate in with The Save Movement. 
 
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NORTH AMERICA
MEXICO
The Save Tour Latino Mexico 2019 continues to produce results and receive media coverage. Local newspaper El Diario in the city of Aguascalientes covered the tour's activities, describing it as "Activists will bring love, forgiveness and water to the animals about to enter the slaughter plant." Here's El Diario's article.
Welcome Aguascalientes Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Durango Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Their next vigil is set for June 9: event page
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UNITED STATES
Minneapolis Animal Save held a vigil on May 28 outside of Quality Pig Processing, a slaughter plant that kills "about 19,000" pigs a day and sends the body parts to the nearby near Hormel Foods Corporation. The vigil was covered by the local TV station: KIMT News 3: People hold peaceful protest for the pigs

 
New Orleans Animal Save bore witness to chickens arriving to their deaths at Sanderson Farms on May 16. Please watch as activists bear witness after stopping the truck.

 
Watch: Jane Velez-Mitchell's live video from Phoenix Animal Save's May 24 vigil outside a cow slaughter plant.
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Donate Today!

 

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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