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December 2019

Animal Save Slovenia co-hosted a vigil on December 26 in front of Ljubljana’s Perutnina Ptuj slaughter plant. About 40 activists were there. The press covered the vigil (in Slovene):


Taylor Campbell, Animal rights group protests fur farming with banner over E.C Row, Windsor Star, December 26

Newark Animal Save is featured in the film “The Save Movement” — “an original documentary short by CaveLight Films, as part of our ongoing journalistic initiative, “The Animal Issue.'”

Ankara Health Save was on national TV during live news! December 22

Berlin Animal Save held a vigil on December 21 at the Tönnies slaughter plant with about 90 activists. The local media reported (in German): Tierschützer demonstrieren vor Schlachthof

Salerno Animal Save’s vigil got news coverage (in Italian), December 18:

Atena Lucana: gli animalisti “salutano” gli animali destinati al macello

Occhio di Salerno
Salerno Notizie
Italia Due (video)
Info Cilento

Riga Animal Save bore witness to the pigs on December 17. The vigil was covered on the front page of the regional newspaper! (in Latvian): Dzīvnieku draugi īsteno Ziemassvētku līdzjūtības akciju cūkām

Amelia Shaw, Vegan activists target Mold livestock market in animal rights protest, Daily Post, December 13

Anam Khan, Animal rights activists protest Bill 156 at Guelph’s Cargill plant (6 photos), Guelph Today, December 9

George Stroumboulopoulos, Toronto’s most inspirational women of 2019: Anita Krajnc – the Activist, TRNTO Mag, December 3

November 2019

Regina Pig Save protested the Maple Leaf Finals Rodeo at the Canadian Western Agribition. Their protests were covered by the CBC, November 30:
Calf-roping event at Agribition has ‘no place in civilized society’: animal rights activists
‘With Love for the Animals’: why some people are protesting the rodeo at Agribition

Friend or Food? NBC News channel NBCLX, November 29

At Toulouse Animal Save’s vigil at the Montauban abattoir, close to 100 farmers attacked the peaceful activists. The vigil and the farmers’ violence made the local news (in French): À Montauban, agriculteurs et antispécistes s’affrontent, November 29

Torun Animal Save held an ALL DAY VIGIL. The local news was there and published these great images (in Polish), November 26

TV station Canal Alpha reported on Neuchâtel Animal Save’s vigil with 35 activists bearing witness (in French), November 19

Anibal Duarte, Pig Slaughterhouse Draws Weekly Vigil, University Times, November 13

CBC Radio interviews St. John’s Farm Animal Save about their vigils and the plight of farmed chickens. Listen here: Group protests chicken deaths. November 5

October 2019

Melanie Burgener, Wohlen Animal Save vigils in the news (in German): Tierrechtsaktivist über die Wohler Grossmetzgerei: «Wir wollen zeigen, was man im Laden nicht sieht», Aargauer Zeitung, October 30

Hannah Neale, Activists protest outside Stardust Circus, Southern Highland News, October 23

Susan Strongman, The New Zealanders holding vigils for chickens, Radio NZ, October 22

Ignacio Conese, The vegan debate in Argentina, a meat-loving country. This article discusses Argentina’s role as a top meat producer and asks: how is its nascent vegan movement being received? They interviewed Córdoba Animal Save activists. TRTWorld, October 15

Climate Save: Pune youngsters propose a vegan lifestyle to battle climate change, Times of India, October 14

Animal Save Movement UK activists have joined Animal Rebellion’s actions in London. ITV News covered the action and arrests that followed. October 12

Riga Animal Save bore witness to these cows going to slaughter because they no longer produce enough milk so now they are useless to the dairy industry. Their vigil was covered by the Druva newspaper, as well as Latvijas Radio 1 (in Latvian). October 12

Oli Gross, Relentless vegan activists have protested outside a slaughterhouse every month for two years, Totally Vegan Buzz, October 7

September 2019

Louie Rosella, ‘Avoid the area’: Animal rights protests in Burlington this week will cause traffic delays, Burlington Post, September 30

Lauren O’Neil, Toronto’s most infamous slaughterhouse just had its licence suspended. Toronto Cow Save has been calling upon the feds to shut down Ryding-Regency “Meat” Packers cow slaughterhouse for years. BlogTO, September 26

Tallinn Fish Save’s event on September 21 was covered by the largest daily newspaper in Estonia: VEGANID KALU PÄÄSTMAS: „Kui me kedagi armastame, siis me ei hävita neid!“ (in Estonian), September 22

Neuchâtel Animal Save held a protest on September 21 to call for the protection of Lake Neuchâtel and its many inhabitants, in particular the cormorants. The protest was covered by local TV Canal Alpha: Neuchâtel Animal Save vole au secours des cormorans (in French), September 22

Lucerne Animal Save vigils in the news (in German): Demo vor Schlachthof, Schweizer Bauer, September 20

Jessica L. Scott-Reid, Animal and climate activists are merging—and for good reason, Maclean’s, September 17

Alex Wood, Vegan campaigners protest outside Yorkshire abattoir, Yorkshire Post, September 16

Their Turn released this video featuring footage of the vigils held in NYC for Kaporos 2018 by Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos and Animal Save Movement, September 16

Courtney Shea, Q&A: Anita Krajnc, founder of Toronto Pig Save, on veganism, animal rights and getting Joaquin Phoenix to attend a protest, Toronto Life, September 12, 2019

Sarah Murphy, Joaquin Phoenix Visited a Vegan Photo Campaign at a Toronto Subway Station, Exclaim! September 10

Jill Ettinger, Joaquin Phoenix Leads Public Protest Against Animal Cruelty, Livekindly, September 10

Shakiel Mahjouri, ‘Joker’ Star Joaquin Phoenix Visits Vegan Campaign At Toronto Subway Station, Entertainment Tonight, September 9

Save vigils in Spain are covered in this major newspaper piece (in Spanish): Vigilias veganas, el último fenómeno animalista, La Vanguardia, September 1

August 2019

Climate Save Bosnia was mentioned in this article about the global climate strikes: Sarajevo to join global climate strikes in September,, August 29

The Save Movement Johannesburg gets media coverage of the animal rights march: Marching To Save The Animals, People Magazine South Africa, August 28

David Venn, Activism does not begin and end with RibFest, say Kelowna Climate Save: Kelowna vegan protesters to continue ‘radical actions’, Kelowna Cap News, August 27

Gina Kutkat, Freiburg Animal Save vigils in the news (in German): Im September geht es mit den Mahnwachen vor dem Schlachthof weiter, Fudder, August 26

Lower Austria Animal Save vigils in the news (in German): Abschied am Schlachthof: “Wir wollen die Tiere sichtbar machen”, Der Standard, August 22

Jessica Scott-Reid, If animal rights activists disturbed your weekend, they succeeded, The Toronto Star, August 20

Bryan Myers, Animal rights activists hold die-in at busy Burlington intersection, Hamilton Spectator, August 18

Manitoba Animal Save held a special vigil: Animal rights group holds memorial for 800 cows dead in fire near Steinbach, CBC News, August 17

Mira Miller, Toronto’s getting its first ever animal liberation conference, BlogTO, August 14

Organizers for Durango Animal Save, Durango Climate Save & Durango Health Save were interviewed by a local radio station about the Animal Save Movement’s work (in Spanish). August 14

Thomas Walkom, Animal rights advocates take a page from environmentalists’ playbook, The Toronto Star, August 12

July 2019

Almost 50 people attended the vigil organized by New Haven Animal Save, Western MA Animal Save and Connecticut Animal Liberation Front to honour Courage, the escaped calf: Vigil, protest held for cow killed in Bloomfield Home Depot parking lot, The Hartford Courant, July 28

Teresinha Medeiros, Protesters Show Pigs Compassion Outside Tecumseh Abattoir, AM800 Radio News, July 26

Geralyn Wichers, Manitoba Stampede takes heat from protestors, Manitoba Cooperator, July 25

Beth Macdonnell, Protesters want rodeo at Manitoba Stampede shut down after horses euthanized in Calgary, CTV News, July 20

CDMX Animal Save’s vigil for cows and pigs was covered by popular page Plumas Atómicas (in Spanish): Ellos van a los mataderos a despedirse de los animales, July 17

Johannes Wey, St.Gallen Animal Save vigils in the news (in German): Veganer demonstrieren vor dem Schlachthof in Gossau, Tagblatt, July 16

CDMX Climate Save got media coverage on their first event, chalking for the Amazon (in Spanish): Se manifiestan jóvenes frente a Museo de Antropología con un “Tizatón” (in Spanish), July 7

Animal rights activists want Winnipeg zoo to shut down stingray exhibit, National Post, July 2

June 2019

Watch: Italia Due Televisione spread the news regarding the fifth vigil organized by Salerno Animal Save (in Italian), June 30

Laura Pisanello, Animal rights activists gather to protest Yulin Dog Meat Festival, Rosebank Killarney Gazette, June 21

Watch: Valencia Animal Save’s protest of a meat festival was covered by the local TV news on Canal Apunt (in Catalan), June 21

Shelley Steeves, ‘Dairy is Scary’ billboards outrage New Brunswick farmers, Global News, June 19

Check out Viva!’s video about bearing witness with the Animal Save Movement: Viva! Supports the Animal Save Movement

May 2019

Watch: Sud TV covered Salerno Animal Save and Salerno Climate Save’s participation in the global event #WorldwideVeganChalkingNight, May 31

Yann Schlegel, Oensingen Animal Save vigils in the news (in German): Mahnwache am Bell-Schlachthof: «Dokumentieren, was im letzten Abschnitt ihres Lebens geschieht», Solothurner Zeitung, May 30

Bronwen Weatherby, Calls for Bristol slaughterhouses to make their CCTV public, Bristol Post, May 28

Save Movement Sverige (Sweden) had its first vigil on the second biggest island of the country by the second biggest slaughterhouse of Sweden with 100 000 chickens killed every weekday. This is the TV news coverage (in Swedish), May 17

Marie Nowicki & Pauline Reinhardt, Leipzig/Halle Animal Save collaborated with animal rights group Die tierbefreier_innen Leipzig to host a protest on May 1 at the Galopprennbahn Scheibenholz horse racetrack (in German),, May 4

Great vigil coverage of Boxtel Pig Save and Animal Save Nederland (in Dutch): Opnieuw dierenacties in Brabant, dit keer vredelievend bij Vitelco in Den Bosch,, May 15

Alleen Brown, TESTING THE LINE – As Animal Rights Activists Push Legal Boundaries, Canada Considers What Makes a Terrorist, The Intercept, May 12

Marj Casal, Friends not food: Inside the thriving community of vegans in the Philippines,, May 10

Detailed and moving news article of a vigil for the pigs by Bangkok Animal Save, with photos and video (in Thai). May 3

Gerry Dewan, All charges dropped against animal rights activist in pig farm break-in, CTV London, May 1

April 2019

Nick England, How a B.C. cop crossed the protest line for animal rights, Vancouver Sun, April 29

Kimberly Davidson, Okanagan Animal Save raising concerns about hen cull at Shuswap egg farm, Global News, April 18

Watch: TeleZueri reported from the site of a big demo about animal activism and vigils by Zurich Animal Save (in German), April 18

Laura Di Cintio, Veglie per gli animali: l’attivismo “gentile” che cambia la vita (in Italian),, April 18

Whanganui Animal Save

Lynley Tulloch, Australian animal rights activists make pertinent points, New Zealand Herald, April 16

Ruiselede Pig Save’s April 16 vigil at the De Coster slaughter plant was covered by the local news media (in Dutch):

Daniel Brunskill, Auckland activists “give a cluck” about chickens,, April 11

Watch: Mexican news ForoTV reported on Save Movement Madrid’s vigils, the animal rights movement and veganism in Spain. The segment includes interviews with activists and the author of a vegan blog. April 11

Animal Save Costa Rica’s vigils were featured in this video by online magazine El Ideario, April 7

Watch: St. Louis Animal Save held a vegan canned food drive and chalktivism event on April 6 outside of the STAR Packing slaughter plant. The event was covered by Real Stl News.

Nueva vigilia en Torrent contra la explotación animal (in Spanish),, April 1

March 2019

Joana Almeida Silva, Ativistas realizam vigília em frente a matadouro do Funchal (in Portuguese),, March 29

During the TV program Cani & Gatti on Telecolor TV (in Italian), Save organizer Simone Scampoli talks together with Alessandra Di Lenge about animal agriculture as the leading cause of climate change, about all animals and their right to live. March 23

Paris Animal Save’s vigils in the news! This video by the weekly newspaper La Marne is great coverage. March 20

Save Movement Madrid’s work was covered in this article (in Spanish): Así es una vigilia vegana, la dura despedida de los animales que llegan al matadero,, March 19

Més protestes animalistes davant de l’escorxador d’Olot (in Catalan), Diari de Girona, March 11

Antonio Corbillon, Los animalistas ‘toman’ los mataderos (in Spanish),, March 8

Jimmy McCloskey, Animal rights group gives pigs water and massages as they arrive at slaughterhouse to die, Metro UK, March 6

Gustavo Arellano, As pigs await slaughter at Farmer John, strangers offer water, love and comfort to the doomed, L.A. Times, March 5

February 2019

Chrissy Murphy, Vegans gather outside of Case Farms, The News Herald, February 26

Lucerne Animal Save’s February 26 vigil at the Frischfleisch slaughter plant received extensive news media coverage (in German):
Luzerner Rundschau
Radio Pilatus

“Vigilias” para despedir a los animales en el matadero (in Spanish) – Alicante Animal Save on the cover of the local newspaper, Diario Informacion, February 26

Barbarstvo, ktoré patrí na smetisko dejín. Bratislava zažila prvý pochod proti kožušinám (in Slovak) – Bratislava Fur Animal Save hosted the first Anti-Fur March, Aktuality, February 16

Guanti e sacchetti in mano per ripulire la spiaggia libera n° 1 della Playa di Catania – Catania Climate Save organized a beach cleanup (in Italian), New Sicilia, February 15

Chas Newkey-Burden, Are protesters who perform last rites for farm animals doing more harm than good?, The Guardian, February 15


Joe Roberts, Vegans whisper ‘I love you’ and ‘we’re sorry’ to cows outside slaughterhouse, Metro UK, February 13

James McMahon, Inside the UK Protests Against Bloodied Abattoir Animal Deaths, Vice, February 12

Les activistes de “Grenoble Animal Save” ce lundi matin devant l’Abattoir (in French) – The local press was there to report on Grenoble Animal Save’s first vigil, Le Dauphine, February 11

Peaceful vegan protests – BBC News covers Leicestershire Animal Save vigil, February 11

DA ŽIVLJENJA NE UGASNEJO NEOPAŽENO (in Slovenian) – Maribor Animal Save had TV news coverage at their last vigil, with a team from RTV, February 9

Demonstratie bij Kroon Vlees in Stad (in Dutch) – The first vigil of Groningen Animal Save was a great success, RTV Noord, February 7

Nace el movimiento animalista «Lugo Animal Save» (in Spanish), Viva Lugo, February 6

Veganisten voeren vreedzaam protest aan slachthuis in Torhout (in Dutch) – Torhout Animal Save bore witness to the pigs during their first vigil, February 5

Elise Desaulniers, Tout ce qu’on fait, on le fait pour elles (in French) – Toronto Cow Save held a ditch dairy event with guest speaker Élise Desaulniers. She was deeply moved by the experience and wrote a blog post about it, February 3

Sète : les animalistes dénoncent le transport des animaux vivants (in French), Midi Libre, February 2

Před areálem podniku Vodňanská drůbež v Mirovicích byl pietní akt za zvířata (in Czech) – Mirovice Duck Save held their first vigil on February 1 at the Vodňany slaughter plant.

Liam Gilliver, Emergency Pig Vigil Due To ‘Risk Of Freezing To Death’, PlantBasedNews, February 1

January 2019

Vigilias veganas (Spanish), AJ+ Español, January 30

St. Gallen Animal Save held their first vigil at the Gossau slaughter plant. They received extensive news media coverage, January 25


– Frieren für Tiere

– Toxic FM

Edita Birnkrant, Live report at a 5am Brooklyn Animal Save vigil at a slaughterhouse in Williamsburg, Jane Unchained News, January 25

Tiina Sormunen, Kolmen minuutin jäähyväiset (in Finnish) – In Finland, Forssa Pig Save’s first vigil received news media coverage, January 23

Elena Genillo, Despedirse de los cerdos en el matadero, la última moda vegana (Spanish language) – Save Movement Madrid vigils covered by popular newspaper, La Razon, January 23

Salerno animal save, l’ultima carezza degli animali destinati al macello (in Itlaian) – Il Mattino talks about the third vigil organized by Salerno Animal Save, January 17

Mariana_Albuquerque, Quando os animais não entram no prato (in Portuguese) – The Save Movement in Portugal is in the news. “This is the first time that Jornal de Notícias – the second largest Portuguese newspaper – portrays the movement in such detail.’ January 17

Emilse Pizarro, “Violencia es comer animales”: activistas veganos y sus vigilias en mataderos, Infobae, January 13

Donny Moss, Activists Rescue Animals From NYC Slaughterhouse, Their Turn, January 13

Valencia Animal Save’s vigils were covered by several newspapers and TV channels (Spanish language), January 10

– TV news video
– Las vigilias veganas se ponen de moda,

Animalisti contro i Macelli San Miniato, “bloccheremo i tir” (Italian language) – Il Cuoio in Diretta announces the vigil organized by Firenze Animal Save and Pisa Animal Save. The article also talks about vigils and the concept of The Save Movement. January 9

Slaughterhouse Vigil in Meat-Loving Spain: El Periódico (one of the most important newspapers in Spain) covered the topic of what vigils are on 2 entire printed pages with photos! On their social media, they published an article on their website (it’s been the 2nd most viewed in Spain today) and they created a beautiful informative video about vigils. January 8

This article is about Barcelona Animal Save’s vigils (in Spanish): Vigilias veganas o por qué los mataderos no tienen ventanas, El Periodico, January 7

Swedish television covered the first vigil of the tenth Save chapter in Sweden, in Orebro (Swedish language), January 6

Animal activists to hold vigil for slaughterhouse chickens in Hemel High Street – Hertfordshire Chicken Save are staging a peaceful candlelit vigil in Hemel Hempstead High Street,, January 4

Richard Marion, Vegan group holds vigil at livestock market, Lake Okeechobee News, January 4

‘Go vegan or we die’: Activists block Toronto intersection to protest Brazil’s new president, CTV News, January 1

Save activists in Barcelona are interviewed in this video (in Spanish): Activismo animal. Cap. 1: Vigilia en el matadero, El Periodico, January