The Save Movement Around the World – 15/5/17


10-day Canada Save Movement Tour Continued last week

Save Movement organizers Amber Gionet and Abby McQuaig continued their #SaveTourCanada, traveling west. They reported from different slaughter plants and auction houses.

May 6: At the animal auction in Truro, Nova Scotia.

May 7: “Bearing witness to animals being sold for slaughter at an auction house in Ottawa. Animal abuse is rampant here; they are hit with canes, prodded in the ribs, slapped, kicked, spit on and yelled at constantly. Some animals sold here will be taken to Guelph and Toronto to be slaughtered in the next few days.”

May 9: Winnipeg: “Trucks fly down the highway toward the slaughterhouse with noses, ears and eyes reaching out from the small openings. By now these beings have been killed for their flesh.”

May 10: “Encouraging compassion with Regina Pig Save.”

May 11: “At the Lillydale slaughterhouse in Calgary today where a strong acidic odour surrounds the neighbourhood. Local residents have complained about this plant for years – not just due the smell but disruptive noises at all hours and in some cases, chicken parts being left on their property from scavengers.  These places need a presence – these animals deserve attention. Please bear witness. Join your local Save group and get active!”


Photos by Bree Gaudette

Melbourne Pig Save held a Mother’s Day vigil at Diamond Valley “Pork” slaughter plant. They report:
“The last truck was full of sows, who after giving birth to litter after litter, were sent to the slaughterhouse today, Mother’s Day. How incredible that in all the vigils we’ve held so far this was the first time we saw the mothers.”  – Activist Karina Leung
“You can see her teats, which should be nursing her babies, but instead are covered in her girlfriends’ excrement as they’re all sent to be killed. Their babies will be killed in just a few months, as soon as they’re big enough, and the cycle of death continues.”


Later on Mother’s Day, right after the pig vigil, Melbourne Chicken Save held “a funeral vigil for all the billions of lives lost” at the Baiada chicken slaughterhouse where they used to hold vigils. They wrote:
“It shut the killing facility down in March, so we went back today and hung photos of all the chickens we had connected with during previous vigils there.”

Photos by Bree Gaudette


On a lighter note, on May 13 Melbourne had the first Big Vegan Market, a brand-new vegan event at the Royal Exhibition Building which was a huge success: there was a massive line-up to get in all day and it was packed.



Welcome, Animal Save Skaraborg, the third Save group in Sweden. Their goal is to enlighten and inspire more to act compassionately, become vegan and become active in the movement that works to abolish animal oppression. Find them on Facebook.


On May 9 Save Movement The Netherlands held their second vigil for the pigs at Vion slaughter plant in Boxtel. They came away with these haunting images.
Photos by HF Fotografie.

Welcome, Stockport Animal Save – formed to show compassion toward animals by bearing witness to their suffering before slaughter. Find them onFacebook.
Their first vigil will take place on May 31 at Cheshire Halal UK Ltd.: event page.
Bolton Chicken Save reports from their May 13 vegan outreach:
“We had a really successful vegan outreach this morning in Bolton with the help of Kath Baron’s delicious cake from The Kitchen cafe. <3  Lots of people were interested in learning more about veganism and two vegetarians told us they want to become vegan so we gave them some practical tips! 🙂 Join us every Saturday 11am – 1pm.”





On May 8 West Yorkshire Save bore witness to pigs and cows arriving for slaughter at John Penny and Sons, Leeds. Please watch:


Welcome, Hobart Animal Save in Indiana. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil for lambs is coming on May 18 at Ruwaldt Packing Co.: event page.


From their Mother’s Day Pig Vigil May 14 at Farmer John’s slaughter plant, Los Angeles Animal Save report:
“73 activists came out to bear witness and alleviate some of the suffering of the pigs last night in downtown Los Angeles. Thank you @chefitophoto for being there once again, and capturing beautiful and heartbreaking last moments.”

Please watch live video by Jane Velez-Mitchell. “Where are your mothers?” she asks the baby pigs on the truck:



Phoenix Animal Save reports from their Mother’s Day vigil for dairy cows in Tolleson:
“Thanks again to everyone who made it out to the dairy today for our Mother’s Day vigil. These are the faces of mothers who will never know their children. Mothers who will never live free, and mothers who will die, scared and alone after a life of torture. Please encourage those you know who are not vegan to look into their hearts and minds and make the right choice. Please encourage vegans you know to get up and get active for the sake of the millions of animals who suffer and die every single day. They need us NOW!”


They also took part in the Empty The Tanks protest organized by Dolphin Free AZ on May 13:
“Empty The Tanks was a huge success! Thank you Dolphin Free AZ for putting on this incredible event. We hope to see everyone at our Mother’s Day Vigil tomorrow. We are very excited to bring a positive presence to such a sad place as a dairy lot. We will be showing that these mothers deserve better.”

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“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 six years, The Save Movement has grown to over 300 Save groups 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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