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Animals Need Your Help

Have you ever seen animals on a slaughter truck? You can look away or you can come close and try to help.

Bearing witness is being present in the face of injustice and intervening. The animals want you to be present to tell their stories and to fight for animal liberation.

The Animal Save Movement bears witness to pigs, cows, chickens, fish and other animals slaughtered for their flesh. Our goal is to create a nonviolent, eco-vegan society.

Animal vigils bring you face to face with the animals and makes you see them for the individuals they are. The animal exploitation industry sees animals as commodities; by bearing witness and looking an animal in the eyes you can see their unique soul.

We use a non-violent, love-based approach to community organizing as a means of being the change we want to see in the world. The approach is inclusive and welcoming to all. Through our slaughter-free city campaigns we can shut down animal farms and slaughterhouses and transition them towards plant based food companies.

Bearing Witness

Bearing witness to farmed animals

 

"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, from A Calendar of Wisdom  

We all have a duty to bear witness. As painful as it may seem to initiate or to join animal vigils at slaughterhouses, it is actually empowering when done as a group. The paradox was captured perfectly by Indian philosopher Vivikananda in the 19th century:

"But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others]”.

Vivikananda