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Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.
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The Animal Save Movement is growing around the world!
We have 913 chapters in three branches:
Animal Save:   693 groups in 70 countries
Climate Save:  189 groups in 49 countries
Health Save:    31 groups in 12 countries

Thank you for supporting Toronto Pig Save!
Joaquin Phoenix speaks for mother cows and the planet at the Oscars: “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth we steal her baby... and then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”

The Guardian published the speech in full.
Also, Buzzfeed reports on Phoenix talking about speciesism: Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars Speech Included A Plea To End Speciesism — Here's What That Is
In this heartbreaking livestream from Toronto Cow Save, a calf is seen unable to stand up after falling down. 

Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Media

Animal Justice: Ontario “Ag Gag” Bill is Unconstitutional, Say Leading Legal Experts
"Dozens of Canadian law professors and constitutional and criminal law experts are sounding the alarm over Ontario’s Bill 156, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019.  According to these leading experts on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the government bill would infringe individuals’ rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The so-called “ag gag” bill would make it illegal for whistleblowing employees to expose animal cruelty on farms."

Check out 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 33,000 signatures: Stop Ontario's Ag Gag Law
London Ontario Animal Save held a protest outside animal skin retailer Channer's on February 9. Activists held signs, and used a megaphone to tell the public about the horrors and injustice of the fur, feather and leather industries. The vast majority of reactions were very positive, with lots of honks and thumbs up. 
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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.
Thursday, February 13, 8:30 – 10:30 am: Toronto Pig Save Weekly Vigil for the Pigs at Fearmans "Pork"
RSVP: event page
Saturday, February 16, 1 - 4:30 pm, Trinity Square: Roaring Silence Against Bill 156
RSVP: event page
Monday, February 17, 8:30 – 1:30 pm: Toronto Pig Save 5-HOUR Vigil (Family Day) for the Pigs
RSVP: event page

Tuesday, February 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
Saturday, March 21, 12 pm – 3 pm: Toronto Climate Save's Planet V$ Cargill Global Day of Action against Cargill
RSVP: event page
Sunday, March 22, 9 - 11 am: Toronto Pig Save Weekend Vigil for the Pigs
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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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.
Please welcome our new chapters:

Lisbon Climate Save (Portugal). Find them on Facebook
Neuchâtel Climate Save (Switzerland). Find them on Facebook and Instagram
Cargill is destroying the planet. Our demand is that Cargill urgently switch to a plant-based food company.
Please see this video summary of last week's México V$ Cargill campaign.
Australia is still burning, with over 1.2 billion wild animals killed so far. In Italy, Salerno Animal SaveSalerno Climate SaveNapoli Animal Save and Napoli Climate Save held a Vigil for Australia on February 1. They received excellent news media coverage:
Sud TV
Salerno Notizie
Onda News
Otto Pagine
Salerno Today
Occhio Notizie
March 21, worldwide
RSVP: event page
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: 
Canada: Climate Save OttawaManitoba Climate SaveToronto Climate Save
Costa Rica
Germany: Berlin Climate Save, Dortmund Climate Save
India: Animal Save Movement India
Mexico: Morelia Animal Save, 12 other cities
Turkey: Ankara Climate Save
United Kingdom
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.
The Amazon is burning. Please help by signing our petition. Let's get to 200,000 signatures!
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!

Take Action!! Start your own Climate Save group! Visit or email us at to get started.
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.
Istanbul Health Save report from their Health Streets event on February 8: "Yesterday we served vegan soup on Bahariye Street, Istanbul. We had the opportunity to talk to nearly 30 people about veganism and why it is our responsibility to change our habits. Acting for our animal friends on a cold winter evening along with some delicious warm soup felt amazing."
Take Action!! Start your own Health Save group! Visit or email us at to get started.
Ditch Dairy SAVE Lives aims to encourage Save groups (existing and new) to hold vigils outside of dairy farms or factories incorporating outreach. Groups can also do outreach outside of establishments retailing large amounts of dairy products.


Watch CDMX Animal Save's livestream: they rescued 16 pigs from a the site of a transport truck crash. One of the pigs didn't survive, but as you can see in this video, the rest are doing fine - sleeping! -- and will live the rest of their lives in sanctuary. 
Valencia Animal Save helped rescue Esperanza from certain death. She was badly injured as often chickens are when they arrive at the slaughter plant. She's a fighter and underwent surgery, from which she emerged a free and happy feathered friend. She will now live her life at Santuario Compasión Animal.


Animal Alliance Network's vigils continue to receive press coverage. Radio station KCRW published this detailed article: Activists hold a ‘pig vigil’ outside LA slaughterhouse
"Every Wednesday, nearly 100 people — and even Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix — have lined the streets around the slaughterhouse to pay respect to pigs before their final moments."



If you would like to bear witness but don't have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group.  Email us at to get started.

The Save Movement Johannesburg & Johannesburg Climate Save held a Peaceful Vigil for Pigs on February 5 at the "Pork" Packers slaughter plant. They report: "We were outside 'Pork' Packers where baby piglets are sent to death by being gassed ... thrashing in desperation to live ...before having their life taken from them, sometimes while fully conscious. Does this seem fair? Normal? Right? It’s certainly not necessary for our survival, so why on earth do we continue to consume their flesh?"
Bhopal Animal Save went inside an egg factory farm on January 29. Please watch their report. "This is what a large scale battery farm looks like in India."
For more information about the place, go here
Please watch Seoul Animal Save's music video created after their vigil for aquatic animals. 
Colombo Animal Save held their first vigil at the Colombo Manning market on February 9. They report: "Mornings are busy at the market. We walk through the vegetable and fruit stalls. The air is still fresh. the veggies are stacked in colourful piles and they smell good. A few yards away though, the atmosphere changes. We are hit by a foul smell of dead animals, faeces and blood. Trucks drive in with live chickens crammed into boxes."
Brisbane Animal Save bore witness to the chickens inside a shed. Please share.
Welcome Cloppenburg Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram
They held their first vigil on February 3 at the Vion slaughter plant in Emstek. They report: "60,000 lives, every week. We won’t close our eyes, we won't run away, even if it’s hard. Our demand is a #FoodSystemChange and untill that is done, we will continue. We will keep moving forward, keep growing in solidarity, keep creating a system which is based on love, where we support each other and be there, right there for everyone in need."
Thessaloniki Animal Save report from their January 30 vigil for cows: "These mothers are visibly distressed, in the dirt and still running milk from their breasts, milk they could never give to their babies because humans use it for profit! After being fertilized again and again, after having their babies stolen one after the other, they now go to the slaughterhouse to become 'meat.' Most people would not consciously harm an animal. And yet people's day-to-day choices trigger this whole cycle of abuse."
Ljubljana Bird Save report from their January 27 vigil outside the Perutnine Ptuj slaughter plant: "We bore witness to the last moments of more than 1,000 innocent creatures who were slaughtered in the following hours: sentient and innocent 42-day-old turkeys. Please don't turn away. These are the victims of your habits, which are not necessary. Choose compassion, become vegan."
Zurich Animal Save bore witness at the local slaughter plant on February 7.
Watch: Boxtel Pig Save bore witness to the pigs arriving at the Vion slaughter plant on February 3.
Ayrshire Animal Save bore witness to the pigs arriving to their deaths at the Robertson’s slaughter plant. Please watch.
As part of the Third Week of Continuous Vigils in Colombia, Medellin Animal Save bore witness and held outreach events.
David Animal Save bore witness on February 9 at the Machisa slaughter plant, which kills cows and pigs. 
Welcome Jersey Shore Fish Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Activism for fishes is lagging activism for other animals. Jersey Shore Fish Save has already started advocating for all aquatic animals. 
Maryland Farmed Animal Save held a Turkey Vigil at Plainville Farms on February 3. An organizer wrote: "You were only 14 weeks old. I’m so sorry you had to suffer that long only to be electrocuted and exsanguinated. We will not stop being your voice. I promise. We see you. We love you. We are trying."

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