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Toronto Pig Save's News Update
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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 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.
Please join Toronto Cow Save at our regular vigil this coming Tuesday with special guest James Aspey! James is known worldwide for his effective activism for animals, educational talks, and most recently running for parliament in his home country of Australia!
RSVP: event page
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.
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.
Toronto Cow Save bears witness at Ryding-Regency and St. Helen's slughter plants every Tuesday morning. Please join us, for the animals.
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)."
Weekly vigils and outreach with Toronto-area Saves
Toronto Pig Save has a firm commitment to hold at least three vigils or other vegan outreach events per week. We currently hold a Pig Save vigil in Burlington together with Cow Save, Fish Save and Chicken Save vigils in Toronto, as well as Fur Animal Save events in the colder months. We encourage everyone to attend a vigil.
The more people who attend, the harder it is for society to ignore our protests of the abhorrent exploitation and cruelty to animals. Attending vigils is a daunting, traumatic, but empowering experience that helps build community and a support network of like-minded activists. Please join us. Scroll down for vigil schedule.
• Tuesday, March 26, 9:30 am - 11:30 am:  Toronto Cow Save vigil for the Cows and Lambs at St. Helen’s 'Meat' Packers slaughter plant at 1 Glen Scarlett Road with special guest James Aspey.
RSVP: event page

• Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Toronto Fish Save Nations Vigil
RSVP: event page

• Wednesday, March 27, 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).
: event page

• Sunday, March 31, 10 am - 12 pm: Toronto Pig Save Monthly Sunday Vigil for the Pigs in front of Fearmans 'Pork' Inc. slaughter plant at the corner of Harvester and Appleby Line (right by the Appleby GO train station).
: event page

• Sunday, May 12, 9 am – 2 pm: 2019 Women's March From Fearman's 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
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 great news is that there are new Climate Save groups being formed all around the world!
Join the protests and let people know that the best thing we can do to reverse climate change is to go vegan!

Take Action!! Start your own Climate Save group! Visit or email us at 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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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.


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
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.
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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."

Lower Austria Animal Save 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."
Welcome Split Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Welcome Kalundborg Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Their first vigil is set for March 28: event page
Please watch: Paris Animal Save bear witness on March 19 at the Meaux abattoir.
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."
Please watch and share: Sines Animal Save - Stop Live Exports bore witness to the male victims of the dairy industry, the male calves who are  exported to their deaths elsewhere.
Kalmar Animal Save report  from their vigil for the pigs on March 18 at the KLS Ugglarps slaughter plant: "A man came out of a car shop and said that he works in the shop that shares a wall with the slaughterhouse and how they can hear the pigs' desperate cries at the unloading and that it was hard hearing  that."
Manchester Pig Save bore witness on March 21 at Tulip "Meats" Ashton slaughter plant. They report: "Unfortunately, there were around 10 trucks in the span of 4 hours. At 6 months old, they will travel long distances in trucks to their deaths in a gas chamber. In this slaughterhouse alone, there will be 2000 or more going to their death each day."
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Córdoba Animal Save saw 41 activists at their March 17 vigil at the Río Segundo slaughter plant.
Buenos Aires Chicken Save report from their March 15 vigil at the Cresta Roja slaughter plant. Please watch.
A new Save Latino Tour 2019 has started! The Save Movement Latin America is on a Save Latino Tour of Colombia 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.
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."
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."
Welcome Save Movement Puerto Rico. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Welcome Tampa Bay Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

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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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 seven 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 ( 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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