The Save Movement Around the World – 23/4/17




On April 18, The Save Movement #Livewitness project held its second livestream event in downtown Toronto. They livestreamed the Toronto Cow Save vigil at St. Helen’s/Ryding-Regency slaughter plants to the busy intersection outside the Metro grocery store at Bloor St. near Spadina Ave. They report:
“Yesterday at the Toronto Cow Save vigil was week 2 of the Save Movement #livewitness project and once again it was a powerful experience. The team at the slaughterhouse, Chris McGinn and Louise Jorgensen, did a great job of documenting. We had a terribly sad and impactful live feed to our big-screen TV: lambs and cows looking into the camera only moments before their death. The ability to present live images of the slaughterhouse makes it real. What is normally hidden is now immediate and irrefutable. People can’t hide from the signs, video screen, outreach team and voices over the megaphone. We ‘bring the vigil to them,’ in the words of activist John Eric Sakars.

#LiveWitness will continue in London on Tuesday, April 25, working with the London Chicken Save and London Pig Save teams. They are holding a special All Day Multi-Location Vigil at 3 slaughter plants, and #LiveWitness will be there to livestream to a busy downtown London intersection, at Richmond and Central.
RSVP: All Day Multi-Location Vigil event page.

On April 20, The Save Movement groups held an All-Day Multi-Site Vigil in rural Ontario. Hanover Turkey Save, Arthur Pig Save, Arthur Rabbit and Chicken Save, Owen Sound Farm Animal Save, Hanover Cow Save and Mount Forest Animal Save reached out to the public and bore witness at slaughter plants.

Abate Rabbit Packers kills rabbits, pheasants, chickens, and Cornish hens. The covered trailer with the blue sides, seen here in the distance in the center of the photograph, had crates stacked in the back with rabbits moving about inside them.

These babies were heading to Domingo “Meat” Packers in Arthur.


Welcome, Melbourne Goat Save, the first Save group dedicated to goats. They aim to expose and end the cruelty and suffering of goats in the agriculture, dairy, and fibre industries.


Welcome, Melbourne Fish Save. They bear witness to the exploitation of aquatic animals and advocate for the liberation of all creatures that endure oppression. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

30 Melbourne Pig Save activists came to April 19’s vigil at Diamond Valley Pork to acknowledge the pigs’ lives before being driven through the gates to their eventual deaths. They report:
“Here are the faces of some of the victims whose flesh will soon end up on people’s plates. Looking at their faces, they give everything away about who they are and how they feel — there is no need to read between the lines. We were given time with 3 trucks today, 2 big trucks with double trays and 1 smaller one. The pigs in the first truck were suffering terribly from travel sickness and most of them were lying down hardly able to move, an indication that they had been travelling for well over 3 hours in cramped and uncomfortable conditions. As usual the police were very respectful of us and spoke with the slaughterhouse management to come to the agreement, and they looked out for us when other angry truck drivers wanted to squeeze through. Thank you to all who came. The animals have a voice in their last moments through you.”
Please watch from the vigil:
Please watch video: Save Movement Lima activists joined Accion Antiespecista‘s outreach in central Lima outside a McDonald’s. Organizer Fabian Pinto writes: “We are here like every Friday.”

Bristol Animal Save sent this report from their April 20 vigil for the pigs at Tulip Westerleigh slaughter plant:
“Somebody’s property, somebody’s meal but for us they are sentient beings who should not be subjected to a miserable life and brutal death. We stand with the animals and ask you to vote with your plate and use your freedom of choice to not fund the meat and dairy industries” 



Manchester Pig Save‘s message is clear: by any means necessary! Please watch this powerful video.
“We will bear witness by any means necessary! You can’t stop us, you can build a fence, you can drive towards us, you can manhandle us. You can do everything in your power and nothing will stop us.”


Farnborough Animal Vigils (formerly Farnborough Animal Save) held their latest vigil on April 19. They report:
“A few photos from our vigil today! In total, we saw about 6-7 trucks/trailers, filled with sheep, pigs and cows (including small calves). All were individuals with distinct personalities. All valued their lives and did not want to die. We documented your final moments and you were seen, heard, touched and loved. Until all are free.”

Seattle Farmed Animal Save reports from their latest vigil at Enumclaw Live Animal Auction on April 22:
“Huge thanks to all the awesome activists who came out to show support for animals today. It was a great day to be out, we got a lot of positive feedback from the community; and we’ve got a really interesting story to tell… so stay tuned for more info on what happened as we were ending our vigil.”




Cleveland Farmed Animal Save latest vigil took place April 15 at Case Farms. They report:
“There were no trucks that day, as expected, but we had a fantastic turnout and some really great support from passersby. We will definitely be doing these weekend vigils again soon!”




Welcome, Nashville Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

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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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