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January 2020

North Carolina Farmed Animal Save & Augusta GA Animal Save and Rescue Inc joined forces on January 10 for a Vigil & March to World’s Largest Slaughterhouse in Tar Hell, NC, where Smithfield “Foods” slaughter plant kills thousands of pigs daily. Jane Unchained News was there to cover the event.

Zach Ruiter, Animal rights activists picket Doug Ford’s house, NOW Toronto, January 8


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


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


December 2018
Filo News did a great job with this video about Animal Save Argentina, December 27

Nuremberg Animal Save’s vigil (in German): “Das ist das Mindeste, was wir den Tieren schulden”, Sueddeutsche, December 16

Three-days vigil + fasting in front of the slaughterhouse INALCA in Lodi, Italy, bearing witness to many cows. This is a TV news report (in Italian). December 16

Il Cittadino di Lodi talks about the three-day vigil and fasting in front of the slaughterhouse INALCA in Lodi (in Italian), December 16

Anna Whittaker, Watch Christmas turkey vigil take place outside Derbyshire slaughterhouse, Derby Telegraph, December 14. Nottinghamshire Animal Save and Derbyshire Animal Save’s 12-hour vigil for the turkeys was covered in the local media.

Liz Wylie, Wellington activists lend support to animal kindness campaign, NZ Herald, December 13

Barb Brouwer, Slaughterhouse in Salmon Arm site of another protest by activists, Salom Arm Observer, December 13

Ken Delaney, Peaceful vigil for pigs planned at Clemens today, WIN 98.5 radio, December 11

Leeuwarden Cow Save’s first vigil on December 10 received extensive news media coverage (in Dutch):
Leeuwarder Courant
Omrop Fryslan
Friesch Dagblad
Veld Post

Josh Winquist, Processing plant protest, Castanet, December 11

Torun Animal Save in Poland was in the news, including TV coverage by TV Kutno (in Polish), December 10:

Tucumán Animal Save in Argentina is in the news (in Spanish): Vigilias en los mataderos: Un ritual para acompañar y pedir perdón a los animales, El Tucumano, December 11

Enbion Micah Aan, SEEDS: ON THE EVE OF THANKSGIVING, New Bloom mag, December 6

Aarhus Cow Save’s November 27 vigil received TV news coverage (in Danish), December 5


November 2018

London Chicken Save’s Abby McCuaig and Amanda Barker on CTV News discussing speciesism, property status of animals, and halting the construction of a massive chicken slaughterhouse in London, Ontario. November 28

Vegan group holds ‘vigils’ for chickens en route to processing plant, CBC News , November 19

Maria Chiorando, The Save Movement Joins Forces With Vegan ‘Lifeline’ Campaign Creating ‘Powerhouse’, PlantBasedNews, November 1

News media outlets covered Salerno Animal Save’s first vigil on November 2 (in Italian):
Il Mattino

Le Mans Animal Save’s first vigil received news media coverage (in French): Les antispécistes viendront chaque mois soutenir les animaux devant les abattoirs de la Socopa,, November 2


October 2018

Sarah Cain, Animal rights group pushes for safety agreement with Burlington pork plant, Global News, October 31

Tim Whitnell, Animal rights group wants trucks carrying pigs to stop outside Fearmans for five minutes,, October 30

Lauren O’Neil, Vegan Protesters Stun Shoppers at Toronto Grocery Store, BlogTO, October 29

Paris Animal Save’s 3-day vigil (in French): Ezanville : ils se réunissent devant l’abattoir pour clamer les droits des animaux, Le Parisien, October 28

Andreas Bayer, Mahnwache vor Schlachtzentrum Altenburg – Amazing article about vigil with Chemnitz Animal Save (in German),, October 28

Andrew Karpan, Local Animal Rights Activists Organize Locally With Bushwick Animal Save, Bushwick Daily, October 11

Oslo Animal Save received news coverage: newspaper Tønsbergs Blad covers vigils and includes video and interviews with activists (in Norwegian): Truls Lian, Her aksjonerer de mot slakting av dyr, October 10

Amber Morris, Animal rights group holds vigil in Loganton, The Express, October 2


September 2018

Tom Levitt, Vandalism Or Vigils? Vegans Are Divided Over How To Get People To Quit Meat, HuffPost US, September 28

The media company produced this great video about The Save Movement in Portugal. They interview activists and show vigil footage (in Portuguese), September 26

Chivilcoy Animal Save in Argentina had TV news coverage on their first vigil by a local newspaper (in Spanish): Grupo de proteccionistas se manifestó en contra de la matanza de animales en el Matadero Chivilcoy, La Razon, September 25

Danielle Leigh, VIDEO: Protesters hold Brooklyn vigil for chickens killed in religious ritual, ABC7, September 17

Dylan McCullough, VIDEO: Okanagan activists stage bold demonstration, KelownaNow, September 12

John McDonald, Kelowna vegan restaurant owner lays it on the line with animal rights activism,, September 11

VIDEO: EXPOSING the HUMANE HOAX – Does humane slaughter really exist? Plant Based News, September 3

Paul Fisher, Ayrshire Animal Save hold peaceful vigil at Robertson’s in Ardrossan, Ardrossan Herald, September 2


August 2018

Reykjavík Whale Save held their first vigil on August 20. Please watch as JaneUnChained reporter Dani Rukin films the pregnant whale being butchered at an Icelandic whaling station. August 20

Katie Mulvaney, Animal cruelty or kindness? Conflicting views at Washington County Fair, Providence Journal, August 18

Barcelona Animal Save and the hunger strike make the news (in Catalan): Activistes vegans es concentren davant l’escorxador de Sabadell,, August 10

Kornhorn Chicken Save in Netherlands got news coverage (in Dutch): Dierenactivisten demonstreren bij kippenslachterij in Kornhorn,, August 8

Boxtel Pig Save in Netherlands got news coverage (in Dutch): Zij geven de varkens water en liefde,, August 7

VIDEO: Inside a Pig Transport, CBC News, August 3

Holly Caruk, Maple Leaf Foods says activist-shot video shows ‘unacceptable’ handling of pigs, CBC News, August 3

July 2018

Pig protesters hold ‘double vigil’ outside Fearmans Burlington plant, Burlington Post, July 16

Rick Bannan and Dan Trujillo, Semi-truck crash releases thousands of chickens, one activist arrested, The Reflector, July 2. Activists from Portland Animal Save and Kelso Chicken Save were on site bearing witness and trying to save birds, and held an emergency vigil the following evening at Foster Farms.


June 2018

Joe Scarpelli, Animal rights activist gives water to pigs being transported on Manitoba highway, Global News, June 27

Coverage of Foster Farms chicken truck crash and subsequent activist arrest; followed by a story on the ties between Amazon and Whole Foods, KATU2 TV, June 26

VIDEO: Activists hold candlelight vigil for chickens involved in a rollover crash in Washington, KGW8 TV, June 26

La Paz México Animal Save making the news with their first vigil (in Spanish): Hablarán sobre crueldad animal en matadero de BCS, SDPNoticias, June 25

Jessica Scott-Reid, We’re outraged when dogs are kept in hot cars. Why not pigs in transport vehicles? CBC News, June 23

Justin Udo, Animal rights advocates storm North Philly slaughterhouse, free chickens, KYW Radio, June 14

VIDEO: Bath Animal Save and Bristol Animal Save joined up with UK animal rights organisation Viva! UK to campaign against live transport, June 14

Sarah Gate, Slaughterhouse Worker Filmed Kicking Crying Pig, PlantBasedNews, June 12

Maria Chiorando, Vegans To Protest Live Animal Transport On International Awareness Day, PlantBasedNews, June 12

Laurel Stowell, Abuse does not deter Whanganui animal activist from singing at the slaughterhouse, Whanganui Chronicle, June 3


May 2018

Helen Spelitis, ‘A waste of time’: Brisbane Animal Save protestors face court, Queensland Times, May 28

Emma Franklin Henterly, Chicken coup — vigil saves five lives, Stockton Record, May 25

Andrew Hirst, Protestors hold ‘lawful vigil’ outside Suffolk poultry factory, Ipswich Star, May 14

The Save Movement Grows Faster Than Ever Before, Veganuary, May 13

Vegetarianos Hoy wrote about the growth of The Save Movement (in Spanish): Teresa Torres, The Save Movement: testigos del sufrimiento animal, May 8

El Telegrafo in Ecuador wrote about the growth of The Save Movement and its arrival in the country (in Spanish): Juan Carlos Holguín, The Save Movement llega con mensaje animalista, May 6

Jade Yan, Witnesses to Slaughter, South Side Weekly, May 2


April 2018

Alex Ballinger, The bizarre reason Facebook ‘blocked’ an advert of vegan campaigners stroking slaughterhouse pig, Bristol Post, April 23

Poultry protest in Pleasantville, The Telegram, April 19

A radio station covered Santa Fe Animal Save’s first vigil (in Spanish): Manifestación frente al frigorífico de Recreo en contra de la matanza de animales para el consumo (website), and Facebook live video, FMPowerMax, April 18

Slaughterhouse Plays Cat and Mouse with Activists, Christchurch Animal Save, April 17

Natasha Davies, VIDEO: As it happened: Vegan activists block road to slaughterhouse near Bristol in protest, Bristol Post, April 17

Michael Braun, Alleged animal abuse, slaughterhouse operations draw rights protesters to east Lee County, The News-Press, April 15

VIDEO: Animal Save Argentina made the TV news (in Spanish): “El último adiós a las vacas”: ambientalistas les dan un abrazo a los animales antes de que entren al matadero, Telenoche, April 12

Alex Ballinger, Shocking video shows slaughterhouse owner call vegan protester a c***, Bristol Post, April 11

Exposing the horror of Little Oakhurst Brissenden Farm, BBC South East Evening News, April 5

68 animal protesters are locking down a piggery on the Sunshine Coast, 7NEWS Brisbane, April 5

Brandon Jordan, Animal Rights Activists Hold Vigil Against Slaughterhouse Practice, Queens County Politics, April 3


March 2018

Blair Thomson, Activists block North East abattoir in hope people will ‘make connections’ with animals, Border Mail, March 27

Brno Animal Save and the very first vigil in the Czech Republic (in Czech): Nejezte maso, nepijte mléko, hlásali před bučovickými jatkami. Na podporu zvířat,, March 26

Katie Boyden, An animal rights group has branded Trading Standards ‘woefully inadequate’ after dead sheep were found in a field, KentLive, March 13

Fourth annual Animal Law Week held at HLS, Anita Krajnc and Toronto Pig Save covered in this summary of Harvard Law’s fourth annual Animal Law Week, Harvard Law Today, March 12

Vegan group hold anniversary vigil at Guildford abattoir, Eagle Radio, March 7

Auckland Animal Save’s first vigil: Vigil for Animals Entering Auckland Slaughterhouse, March 7

Christian Berechree, The 80-year-old vegan activist, South Burnett Times, March 2


February 2018

Sarah Gate, Calling vegans ‘extremists’ leads to violence – what we really want is to talk, The Independent, February 28

Jeremy C. Fox, Animal rights activists and hunters face off in Hyannis over coyote hunting contest, Boston Globe, February 10

James Ridler, Protestors picket poultry production plant, Food Manufacture, February 23

Alex Lockwood, Smearing Vegans As ‘Militant’ Is Wrong And Dangerous. It Must Stop, Plant Based News, February 15

Donny Moss, Activists Rescue Chicken From Slaughterhouse in Memory of Jill Phipps, Their Turn, February 12

Martin Hannan, Anti-dairy activists protest outside Edinburgh’s Cheesefest event, The National, February 12

People gather outside Oregon Zoo to protest Packy the elephant’s death, FOX12, February 10

Chrysta Carroll, Animal rights vigil to take place in Tar Heel in March, Bladen Journal, February 9

Emma Clarke, ‘Why we stand in front of cattle trucks’: Vegans, Queensland Times, February 6

Animal Save Argentina were among the first to hug transport trucks (in Spanish): Veganos abrazan un camión de hacienda pampeano, La Arena, February 2

VIDEO: Vegan activists protest outside Bridgewater slaughterhouse, Enterprise News, February 1


January 2018

Warsaw Animal Save’s first vigil in the press! (in Polish): Protestowali przed ubojnią, Nowy Wyszkowiak, January 31

Joey Carbstrong speaking to BBC Radio 2 on behalf of The Save Movement, January 30

Sarah Gate, Earthling Ed and Joey Carbstrong Promote Veganism On BBC Breakfast TV, Plant Based News, January 29

Nick Cole, Another protest planned at 2 Sisters in Scunthorpe following demonstration by animal lovers, Scunthorpe Telegraph, January 29

Lizzie Anderson, Celebrity vegan Joey Carbstrong stands shoulder-to-shoulder with animal rights activists during abattoir vigil in Spenymoor, The Northern Echo, January 27

Revealed: 1.35 Million British Chickens Died on the Way to Slaughter in Just 15 Months, PeTa UK, January 24

VIDEO: Guildford Animal Save Hold A Vegan Vigil In Surrey To Share Their Message, That’s Surrey TV, January 22

Setubal Animal Save’s vigil (in Potuguese): Vigilia contra exportacao de animais vivos no porto de Setubal, Setubal Mais, January 17

Kevin P. O’Connor, Vegans march outside proposed Westport slaughterhouse, Herald News, January 14



December 2017

Linda McQuaig, No more silence about the torture of animals, Toronto Star, December 21

VIDEO: TOP 100 INFLUENTIAL VEGANS OF 2017, Plant Based News, December 30

Laura Booth, Animal activists host regular vigils outside Breslau pork processing plant, The Record, December 28

Jasmin Caldwell, Animal activists protest at local business, KCEN TV, December 27

Lauren James, Hong Kong Pig Save activists stage vigil at slaughterhouse to raise awareness of pigs’ plight, South China Morning Post, December 11

Pinchbeck slaughterhouse protest sees four animal rights campaigners arrested, Spalding Today, December 1


November 2017

VIDEO: Through the eyes if a pig, November

VIDEO: Musicians Against Slaughter vigil a huge success – Over 300 people bore witness at a Los Angeles Animal Save special vigil for the pigs, November 19

Kirstin Payne, Animal activist groups target livestock transport, Weekly Times, November 14

Yaremi Farinas, Protest against Larson Dairy Farm following probation status, 12News, November 12

Come Closer: Three Save Movement activists and filmmakers in the UK have embarked on a project to create Come Closer, a film about their experiences bearing witness and about the movement, November


October 2017

Maddy Lauria, Activists host vigil for chickens going to slaughter, Cape Gazette, October 9

Vegan protesters disrupt Dairy Expo, Sentinel-Times, October 3


September 2017

Mark Devries, director of Speciesism: The Movie, talks about the power of bearing witness while at a Toronto Pig Save vigil, September 18


August 2017

Liny Lamberink, Activist protests violence against animals with 5-day fast outside meat processing plant in London, Global News, August 24

Shona Duthie, Animal rights group stage three-day vigil outside Guildford abattoir to protest livestock suffering, Surrey Live, August 23

Samantha Hogan, Activists protest meat processor in Mount Airy, Frederick News-Post, August 7

Janis Cleugh, Protests continues outside Lilydale, Tri-City News, August 5


July 2017

Special guests join Suffolk-based animal rights group at Eye meat suppliers vigil, Diss Express, July 10

VIDEO: First rescue by Save Movement Cancún and The Save Movement in Mexico, July


June 2017

Pigs Desperately Thirsty, Los Angeles Animal Save, June

Paula McCooey, Animal rights activists march for an end to slaughterhouses, animal abuse, Ottawa Citizen, June 18

Toronto Pig Save held the first All Day Vigil of 2017: Watch this moving video report by Agnes Cseke, including performance by Amy Jean Davis, Los Angeles Animal Save organizer, June

The Save Movement’s Warped Tour Adventure in the US, Journiapp, June 16


May 2017

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian, New Delhi Times, May 27

Nashville Animal Save made the news: Animal rights protestors, Times-Gazette, May 23

John Greig, Pig trial a PR disaster for industry, Manitoba Co-operator, May 15

VIDEO: Bearing Witness on Mother’s Day, Jane Unchained News, May 14

VIDEO: From their Joint Vigil in solidarity with the #PigTrial, Guildford Animal Save and East London Chicken Save asked: “As an animal eater, do you believe that animals are happy to die for your dinner? May 4

Charges Dismissed: Compassion Is NOT a Crime
Toronto Pig Save co-founder Anita Krajnc was acquitted of criminal mischief Thursday, May 4, after being charged for giving water to a pig in a truck on the way to a slaughter plant. This is some of the extensive press coverage the verdict received:

The Toronto Star: Paola Loriggio, Toronto woman who gave water to pigs headed to slaughter found not guilty

BBC: Woman who helps thirsty pigs evades jail

Now Toronto: Are pigs people, too?

The Guardian: Judge dismisses case of woman who gave water to pigs headed to slaughter

The Washington Post: Activist who gave water to pigs is found not guilty of a crime

The Globe and Mail: Judge acquits woman who gave water to pigs

Global News: interview with Anita Krajnc on their Morning Show.


April 2017

Jon Robinson, Campaigners stage silent vigil outside slaughterhouse after undercover probe, Lancashire Telegraph, April 26

Protesters lay flowers at under-fire slaughterhouse, Burnley Express, April 25

Halifax vegan ad campaign aims to provoke questions around eating animals, Global news, April 15

VIDEO: West Yorkshire Save vigil at Yorkshire “Poultry” Products, April 5

Shaun Gregory, Protesters come to Seaforth for 500 pigs killed in barn fire, Seaforth Huron Expositor, April 2

Dan Whitehead, Fears over tactics used by vegan activists at abattoirs and restaurants, Sky News, April 1


March 2017

VIDEO: NY Farm Animal Save vigil with Chilis on Wheels, March 25

Toronto Fish Save is born with an aquarium demonstration on March 25. Media coverage of the event was outstanding:

CBC News: Aquatic animals don’t belong in a ‘bathtub’ say Ripley’s Aquarium protestors
CityNews Toronto: The right to life, freedom and justice may be considered inalienable for humans, but a group staged a protest in Toronto today demanding non-human animals — in particular, fish — also be granted those rights.

VIDEO: Nachtwache Schlachthaus Zürich vigil, March 18

COMPASSION IS NOT A CRIME: Ingrid Newkirk of PETA bears witness with Toronto Pig Save, March 9

#PigTrial news: on March 9 Judge Harris set May 4 as the date on which he would render his verdict. This is some of the extensive press coverage the pig trial’s closing arguments date received:

– Toronto Star: In closing arguments, defence says woman who gave water to pigs acted ‘in the public good’
– CBC News: Woman who gave water to pigs acted like Gandhi and Nelson Mandela: lawyer
– The Globe and Mail: Once snubbed, pig saviour Anita Krajnc’s fight goes global
– Global News: Ontario woman who gave water to pigs headed to slaughter compared to Gandhi, Mandela at trial
The Roy Green Show (podcast)


February 2017

Vigil for the Bull Named Courage: Animal rights activists in Queens, New York, held a vigil for a bull who escaped from a slaughter plant on February 21. The vigil received extensive press coverage:

Animal rights activists hold solemn vigil for bull that died after its escape from Queens slaughterhouse

Animal rights activists hold vigil for runaway bull

Candlelight vigil held for bull who died after escaping Queens slaughterhouse

Chas Newkey-Burden, Our counter-terrorism experts shouldn’t be wasting their time on the ‘Save’ animal welfare protest movement, The Independent, February 14

VIDEO: Brisbane Animal Save’s first action, Animal Liberation Queensland, February 7

VIDEO: Seeking Love, Toronto Pig Save, February

Protestors hold vigil for pigs who died in barn fire near Wyoming, The Independent, February 1


January 2017

VIDEO: “Their final journey”, Liverpool Pig Save

Jeff McMahon, 9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change, Forbes, January 23

Animal Liberation Victoria held a 16-hour slaughterhouse vigil at 3 different slaughterhouses west of Melbourne on January 12. Please read and watch news coverage of the vigil:

– 9news article

7News TV video

Trump Steaks – It’s no coincidence that Trump is a climate change denier and his favorite food is flesh of murdered animals, Climate Save IG, January 7



December 2016

Damien Clarkson, We’re Winning: 10 Signs That Veganism Will Take Off In 2017, Plant Based News, December 22

Zach Ruiter, How Toronto Pig Save’s Anita Krajnc, inspired by Tolstoy, mobilized animal rights activists worldwide in 2016, Now Magazine, December 21

Pro-vegan group hold ‘vigil’ outside Wolverhampton slaughterhouse, Express & Star, December 19

The Vegan View: Toronto Pig Save Expands Worldwide, Jane Unchained News

Pam Ahern, Edgar’s Mission, Melbourne Pig Save Vimeo, December 10

Daniella Miletic and Rania Spooner, Animal rights activists chain themselves to pig slaughterhouse ‘gas chamber’ in Laverton, The Age, December 7

Samantha Craggs, Virginia judge throws out water for pigs charge inspired by Anita Krajnc case, CBC News, December 3

Alex Lockwood: The Save Movement, A Peaceful Action For Change, Plant Based News, December 1


November 2016

The Silence of the Chickens, Video from West Yorkshire Chicken Save vigil, November 15

Katie Butler, Why did this man stand outside a slaughterhouse for 12 hours a day for five days? Manchester Evening News, November 13

Coverage of the Pig Trial courthouse date for Anita Krajnc, November 10:

– CBC News

Vicky Castle, Kent Animal Save to protest at Charing Meats slaughterhouse, in Ashford, KentOnline, November 1


October 2016

Rebecca Garrett, Save Movement Scotland group protest at Ardrossan abattoir, Ardrossan Herald, October 14

Adam Carter, Vegan who gave water to pigs headed for slaughter finds it ‘unfathomable’ she was charged, CBC News, October 3

Chains of Silence (Official Music Video), Stephanie Braganza Youtube, October 2


September 2016

BBC Radio interview with Save organizers at Hertfordshire Chicken Save’s first vigil, September 29

Lady Goes on Trial for Giving Water to Pig on Way to Slaughter, Jane Unchained News


August 2016
Coverage of the Pig Trial courthouse date for Anita Krajnc, August 24-25:

Nicole Thompson, Pig owner testifies at trial of animal activist, says he was concerned about safety, The Toronto Star, August 24

CBC News

The Guardian

The Independent

Amy Wang, An animal activist gave water to slaughterhouse-bound pigs. Now, she’s on trial for mischief, Washington Post, August 25

Zach Ruiter, VIDEO: Inside the Animal Slaughter Protest by Toronto Vegans, Torontoist, August 15


July 2016

Stars Speak Up for Pigs Headed to Slaughter!, Jane Unchained News

Today I Am Voiceless – Nova Scotia, Canada, Vegan Education Group Halifax Nova Scotia, July 2


June 2016

VIDEO: Emily, the Bite Size Vegan, talks about the importance of bearing witness at the All Day Vigil with Toronto Pig Save, Cow Save and Chicken Save, June 19

Essex Pig Save First Vigil – 6th June 2016, Vegan Boho


April 2016

VIDEO: Overcrowded Pigs Are Yelled at on Way to Slaughter. PETA posted our heartbreaking video from our Pig Save vigil,


March 2016

Is it a crime to give a pig water on a hot day?, CBC Radio, March 18



December 2015

Anita Krajnc, Should I go to jail for giving a thirsty pig water? Toronto Star, December 3


November 2015

Kate Ng, Anita Krajnc: Woman who gave last drink to doomed pigs faces 10 year sentence, The Independent, November 30

Anna Pippus, Woman Criminally Charged For Giving Water To Dehydrated Pigs, The Dodo, November 16

Luisa D’Amato, D’Amato: The animal-rights protesters are gaining ground, The Record, November 6

Jake Kivanc, An Animal Rights Activist Is Going to Court for Giving Water to a Pig, Vice, November 4

Liam Casey, Ontario woman charged after giving water to pigs headed to slaughter, Globe & Mail, November 3

Lila MacLellan, Toronto woman charged after giving water to pigs shares her side of the story, Yahoo News!, November 2


July 2015

Tim Whitnell, Dozens protest outside Burlington pork processing plant, Burlington Post, July 2

June 2015

Zach Ruiter, On the front lines with Pig Save, NOW Toronto, June 17

April 2015

John Bonnar, Slaughterhouse donates lamb to Ontario animal sanctuary,, April 4

February 2015

Melissa Cronin, Stirring Photos Capture The Sad, Soulful Eyes Of Cows Headed To Slaughter, The Dodo, February 23



Ari Nessel, 16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014, Huffington Post, December 24

VIDEO: Kelly Guerin, Animal Auction, Vimeo, August 27

PETA, “22 Heartbreaking Photos From Pigs’ Journey to Slaughter” (featuring the photos from Toronto Pig Save vigils)

Animal rights group takes fight to Shrewsbury streets, Asbury Park Press, May 31

Eric Atkins, End of a chapter in Hogtown history after Toronto’s last pig plant shuts its doors, Globe & Mail, May 30

Catelli Brother’s Respond To Slaughterhouse Protest, TV segment on My9 Chasing NJ

Kezia Jauron, Grant Winner: The Save Movement, The Thinking Vegan, April 29



John Bonnar interviews Anita Krajnc, co-founder of Toronto Pig Save: New Banksy installation illustrates horrors of factory farming, slaughterhouses,, November 2

Barbi Lazarus, Why I hold vigils for pigs and cows being led to slaughter, The Globe and Mail, March 12



Catherine Porter, “Porter: Toronto Pig Save activists protest slaughter weekly at Quality Meat Packers abattoir,” Toronto Star, May 9



Toronto Pig Save releases undercover footage of ‘kill floor’ at Quality Meat Packers,, July 26