|Manchester Save groups held very successful vigils with special guest activist Joey Carbstrong.
Manchester Pig Save report from their January 3 vigil:
“We had such an amazing turnout for a midweek vigil and we bore witness to several trucks full of 6- to 8-month-old pigs, with up to 2,800 beings slaughtered here every day. The more you bear witness to these animals, the more you realise what amazing personalities they all have and how different they are when you interact with them. A huge thank you to all the speakers at the event who helped with the activism workshop. The most important lesson that we were all taught is to take part in activism that you are effective with, we all have our strengths and weaknesses, but never let this stop you from doing activism, just do another form.
Joey gives an amazing account of why it’s so important: ‘Bearing witness is the single most powerful form of activism I’ve ever done. I can’t express this enough as an activist. To be there with a gentle, innocent being as they’re going through their struggle. To witness their suffering, the look of horror and desperation on their face and the only thing you can do to help is to try to tell their story.'” Photos by Saving Me