Bearing Witness

“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.” – Leo Tolstoy


💞 Portland Animal Save 💞
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Yesterday, we were able to rescue our first animal! Stacey and Daryn from The Side Yard Farm were kind enough to come out and have an open conversation with us about why we were there and why they do what they do. When we asked if we could rescue one of the chickens and take her to a farm sanctuary, they said yes without hesitation. We definitely didn't expect them to let us have her, but we are so glad we asked! This beautiful bird, whom we named Jade, will get to live out the rest of her life free of harm in a sanctuary.
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More news of Jade's placement and pictures are soon to come. We want to thank Stacey and Daryn so much for the kind, open approach they had to our being there. We may have a difference of opinion, but that didn't stop us from talking to each other openly and respectfully.
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Thanks to the wonderful activists who made it out, as well. ♡ Carolyn, Sandy, Maple, Jocelyn, and Emily
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Suzanne StrattonYou are so brave to do this as I understand how terrible it must be to witness x

14 minutes ago
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Yvonne HooperWell done you all 🙂 and a life saved and a conversation on both sides, marvellous x

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Simone SweeneyWell done guys 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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From today's vigil with Liverpool Pig Save

Last touch of affection before this innocent pig was murdered today, alongside her fellow species.
Your screams broke our hearts 💔 but they will fuel our spirit and resolve to end future torment and enslavement of animals.
Please help us save animals by going #vegan and sharing their stories ❗️
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Rest in peace 27.03.17
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From todays vigil with Liverpool Pig Save

Last touch of affection before this innocent pig was murdered today, alongside her fellow species.
Your screams broke our hearts 💔 but they will fuel our spirit and resolve to end future torment and enslavement of animals.
Please help us save animals by going #vegan and sharing their stories ❗️
Download your free vegan starter kit:
https://goveganworld.com/download-free-vegan-guide/
Rest in peace 27.03.17

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Charlotte Baker HesterIm broken knowing I can't help them 💔 I'm so so sorry for them all . Why are humans so so selfish ? I just don't understand ? They know they are causing this but they choose not to care 😪 it's beyond me ? Please please God make it stop 💔

14 hours ago   ·  4
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Ada JeanAs consumers YOU have the last say about this. Don't buy animal products and stop contributing to this HOLOCAUST. WE are NOT STUPID like these murderers would believe so research and check what your being told and stop being brain washed by multi million dollar companies that just want your money regardless if it's bad for you and your families health and our planet. There's nowhere else to go. WAKE UP before it's to late. We have one planet — one spectacular, wonderful, amazing planet — and we all have a responsibility to look after this one planet.

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Sha-lyn AmyRose CampbellJacobsIm not going to go vegan...but i agree that these living beings deserve a respectful way of how their will be taken....all of that stuff the toruring with boiling water. Or the gas chambers and so much more that we may nit k ow of should stop now! I like meat. I just am saddened that they hurt to much just for the consumption...

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Suzanne StrattonMakes me so sad but more determined to keep on about having a meat free diet to the meat eaters x

2 hours ago
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Carrie McClaughryThat's why I leave bacon off my plate now

14 hours ago   ·  4
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Erika BrennanWe are the animals..... 😩😭

7 hours ago   ·  2
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Anna Uribe😢😢😢😢

14 hours ago   ·  1
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Chrissy HuizarFuck humans!

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This is Yorna. She was nursing her doomed babies as well as she could from inside the confines of the farrowing crate. Then the man came by, looking at her stats on his clipboard, and made a decision. He marked her, literally, with spray paint on her back, indicating to other men that she was meant for slaughter. Now she stands here, her breasts full of milk meant for the babies who were forced on her, then forced away from her. She needs to nurse.

I only recently understood this about the cull sows in the pens in this place. Go back far enough in my stories from here and you'll find me writing that I thought some had mastitis. That is because the truth, though it seems so obvious now, was too horrible to imagine or face, so I didn't see the obvious. I wrote once of a milky discharge one pig had, unable to see that it was breast milk. She, too, needed to nurse her babies. I woke up most fully the day I saw a dead newborn baby in one of the pens, her mom sitting in a corner staring ahead. That whole day the magnitude of their horrors came to me in full, and now I know things that are nearly beyond belief.

Today Yorna is being trucked to a cull sow slaughterhouse, probably the big one about 850 miles away. Her breasts will be sliced and packaged and eaten by our friends and family, but I will remember her like this, beautiful and alive and worthy of so much more.

#JusticeForWallacePigs
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This is Yorna. She was nursing her doomed babies as well as she could from inside the confines of the farrowing crate. Then the man came by, looking at her stats on his clipboard, and made a decision. He marked her, literally, with spray paint on her back, indicating to other men that she was meant for slaughter. Now she stands here, her breasts full of milk meant for the babies who were forced on her, then forced away from her. She needs to nurse. 

I only recently understood this about the cull sows in the pens in this place. Go back far enough in my stories from here and youll find me writing that I thought some had mastitis. That is because the truth, though it seems so obvious now, was too horrible to imagine or face, so I didnt see the obvious. I wrote once of a milky discharge one pig had, unable to see that it was breast milk. She, too, needed to nurse her babies. I woke up most fully the day I saw a dead newborn baby in one of the pens, her mom sitting in a corner staring ahead. That whole day the magnitude of their horrors came to me in full, and now I know things that are nearly beyond belief. 

Today Yorna is being trucked to a cull sow slaughterhouse, probably the big one about 850 miles away. Her breasts will be sliced and packaged and eaten by our friends and family, but I will remember her like this, beautiful and alive and worthy of so much more. 

#JusticeForWallacePigs

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Moon ChildI love that you are making people aware of this daily tragedy, but I am sorry that you are the one out there on the front lines witnessing the horror. So conflicted for you. Sending you peace, healing, and strength to continue this fight <3

18 hours ago   ·  23
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AnneLiese Busch RodriguezWe are a pathetic species. Not one sentient being suffers so that I can eat. Vegan and proud!!!

18 hours ago   ·  23
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Michelle CrawfordAnimals Should Be Treated The Way You Would Want To Be Treated Yourself 😠..Iam Really Angry That There Is No Respect For Any Animal ..My blood is boilling with anger..Its a pity the same people werent as Quick to do the same to Child Murderers ...

18 hours ago   ·  14
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Miriam HerrejonYes horrific image and sad story 🙁 I feel for this pig and and all the animals being mistreated in the world. God protect them always...

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Suzanne HarrisonBeautifully written. Her pain is so much more than physical. The emotional pain of being torn from her babies, unable to nurse them, and the mental torment of being confined to that crate for her entire breeding life, not being able to stand up, turn around, or tend to her babies as her instincts dictate, then having to sit there while your dead baby lies in front of you. There is no end to the horrors inflicted on these beautiful, sentient beings. :'(

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Vincent FreemanGod bless her I've run of words to discribe how I feel about there suffering its so wrong when will it end all we can do is keep getting the word out there I pray every day for all the animals on earth I hope God hears my prayers

15 hours ago   ·  4
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Martina MlcochovaHorror. ....this is really horrible how people treated animals. ....it is NOT acceptable. .....it's breaking my heart

17 hours ago   ·  10
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Lisa GrenierWow.... very well-written.... A heartbreaking and very sad narrative of the horrific reality and miserable lives of farm animals. 🙁

15 hours ago   ·  3
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Brenda Rodriguezthese animals are not meant to eat or suffer,stop eating pigs,dogs horses etc

18 hours ago   ·  5
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Charlotte Baker HesterTreated like dirt by evil selfish humans . I'm so sorry sweet girl . I will remember you x

19 hours ago   ·  7
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Ada JeanAs consumers YOU have the last say about this. Don't buy animal products and stop contributing to this HOLOCAUST.

17 hours ago   ·  7
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Lorene EriksenTheir spray painted backs always get me; it underscores their helplessness in the most pitiful way.

10 hours ago   ·  2
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Francie Smith AlvarezI'm so sorry for you sweet girl! My heart breaks for you & all the others around you!!! 🙁

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Rosario ValdezHorror and sad image not fair at all

19 hours ago   ·  4
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Bethany Grace CoxShe has such beautiful eyes. Animals are beautiful creatures and I wish people would respect them more

10 hours ago   ·  1
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Bronwen Effy JonesHow very, very sad. This made me well up. I'm so glad I don't eat meat or dairy anymore. Humans are barbaric.

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Cora AweCrying reading this. Holding my babies tightly.

17 hours ago   ·  2
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Roma WeaverMakes me cry

17 hours ago   ·  2
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Christine WendyOBVIOUSLY, God is NOT protecting these beings.

19 hours ago   ·  2
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Aimee Elizabeth Ria BowenDon't muzzle the Ox as it works is meant to mean treat animals well. It's in the old testament

18 hours ago
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Maria Mc NaghtenHeartbreaking

19 hours ago   ·  2
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Erika BrennanWe are the animals.... 😭

17 hours ago   ·  1
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Rhonda ReneeSo sad

9 hours ago   ·  1
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Chu ElaineBe vegan,be kindness

9 hours ago   ·  1
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Paul Fenton NeedhamBuy happy pig, that stuff likely tastes like crap. www.theblackfarmer.com/about

16 hours ago
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The Save Movement shared Linköping Animal Save's photo.

"These are the last rays of light I will ever see."

From the second vigil today by Linköping Animal Save in Sweden.
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"Det här är sista gången jag får känna solens strålar." Idag anordnade Linköping Animal Save sin andra vigil. Vi fick se flera djurtransporter anlända fulla med kalvar och lamm, och åka där...

These are the last rays of light I will ever see.

From the second vigil today by Linköping Animal Save in Sweden.

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Victoria TorresVida más triste. Solo porq. Todo por el dinero los. Sentimientos no cuentan. Ni. El dolor. Ni quitarles la vida cuando ellos Kieren seguir viviendo. No sean. U gustos.

20 hours ago
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Ada JeanAs consumers YOU have the last say about this. Don't buy animal products and stop contributing to this HOLOCAUST.

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Rosario ValdezSadness and fear

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Yvonne HooperHorrific 🙁

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Marcie SwetlishoffGod bless them all poor animals

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The Save Movement was live.

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Carla Maddalena ScaroniI see a truck load of puppies off to be slaughtered ...I say puppies because the only difference here between what we call 'pets and meat' is someone's attitude. #StainUponHumanity

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Sabrina ZawalichI have a pig as a pet now... I have so much appreciation for these highly intelligent animals. They are so scared... this is just heartbreaking 😞

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Kay TeeI can see the same look and facial reaction in these poor animals faces that I would see in a human being who knows that they are about to be killed, they know what is going to happen to them, anyone who says they don't think or feel is so incredibly wrong.

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Elizabeth CoomberThats just so sad and upsetting look at the look at their eyes so sad 😢😢😢 we all need to do something about this xxx we can do better all of us for all of nature and its animals x thank you for those backing our unheard beautiful animals and it we can acheive our goal and rescue them xxx

17 hours ago   ·  1
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Ada JeanAs consumers YOU have the last say about this. Don't buy animal products and stop contributing to this HOLOCAUST.

19 hours ago   ·  1
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Teresa HenleyThey know and they hate the world we control for it so sad 😥

1 day ago
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Brenda RodriguezI have seen video beforeI can not bare to watch another one it's so in humane,only sick people to this to animals.

1 day ago   ·  1
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Susan GoodThese poor animals have to die just for human greed.

18 hours ago   ·  3
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Stanislava Dimitrova😢

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Stacey Morris😩

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Karley OtterJust want to love them all and make them safe 😢

1 day ago   ·  1
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Bernadette Adams CollierLet them feel your warmth ❤

1 day ago   ·  2
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Suzanne MccormickThis is criminal treatment. Babies ripped away. Beaten to death. Quit eating meat you selfish humans!!!

18 hours ago   ·  2
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Samantha Dukes😞

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Karli ArchambaultJust want to hug them all 💔

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BreLeo FernIts break my heart i cant see it anymorr they are so sad i can see it in their faced i cant stand this cruek world !!!!!!

20 hours ago   ·  1
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Anna UribeCan't watch the whole thing !drop them off at my house😍🙆💜💞💟💓💕💖💗

15 hours ago
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Anna UribePork gives you cancer,so why eat them?chemo is a nightmare

15 hours ago
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Nancy CahoonThis makes my heart hurt how can anyone be ok with this? I hate this!

12 hours ago
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Kaileigh DonelleThank you all ❤️❤️❤️

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Steven JonesPrecious angels

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Kim Fox-GilesAwww they look like they gave up along time ago!!!

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Sheila McCroskieThey're only babies.... 😥

22 hours ago   ·  1
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Vika SuniThank you for bearing witness <3 !!!

17 hours ago   ·  1
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Sandra BuchananGo Vegan

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