The Save Movement Around the World – 01/06/19

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THE SAVE MOVEMENT AROUND THE WORLD

June 1, 2019.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Save continues to grow all over the world! We now have 666 Animal Save groups in 70 countries listed on our website. We also have 122 Climate Save groups in 42 countries and 31 Health Save groups in 20 countries.

Our Weekly News Update

POLAND
Torun Animal Save held Poland’s first 5-day vigil on May 20-24 in Kutno, near one of the largest slaughter plants in the country.
The vigil received extensive news media coverage:
< Telewizja Kutno

Krytykapolityczna.pl

Kutno.net

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Thanks for all the kind support!!! We are at $14,310 (28%). 140 donations so far. Please donate and share the BeFairBeVegan Toronto campaign. Help Us Bring BeFairBeVegan to Toronto! Thanks to you we are well on our way to bringing BeFairBeVegan to Toronto!

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The Save Movement in the Media

MEXICO
For the first time, a Saltillo Animal Save vigil received brief news coverage by a local newspaper: Zocalo.

UNITED KINGDOM
Darlington And Teesside Animal Save‘s last vigil was covered by local press! “Group member Jennifer Brown said: ‘We are not here to protest against the shop, we are here because we see the animals in the trucks and we’d like to show them some compassion.'”
Darlington and Teesside Animal Save group promotes animal rights

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The Climate Save Movement

The Climate Save Movement is building a grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis by ending animal agriculture, reforesting the Earth and phasing out fossil fuels. Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active. Animal agriculture is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions,

which can all be eliminated entirely. It is also the leading source of ocean dead zones, deforestation, mass species extinctions, and excessive water use. Veganism and reforestation are critical parts of climate actions and, along with eliminating fossil fuels, are our last hope against catastrophic tipping points for our climate.

The climate change crisis is upon us, and we must urgently rise to mitigate  and reverse it. The great news is that there are new Climate Save groups being formed all around the world!

A new Save Tour begins! Organizers Nevenka and Gisela will be visiting Uruguay and Brasil, presenting the new branches (Climate Save Movement & Health Save Movement) through different activities, as well as sharing vigils with existing groups and building community.

Gisela and Nevenka gave a talk to more than 80 students at a school in Pan de Azúcar, Uruguay. They talked about speciesism, the importance of taking action and the different types of activities that they can participate in with The Save Movement.

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Please welcome our new Climate Save chapters from around the world:
Europe
Denmark Climate Save. Find them on Facebook.
Madrid Climate Save (Spain).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Latin America
Montevideo Climate Save (Uruguay). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Climate Save Uruguay.
Find them on Facebook.
North America
Cancún Climate Save (Mexico). Find them on Facebook.
New Jersey Climate Save (USA).
Find them on Facebook.

The Independent: Deforestation in Amazon has risen by 20% this year, monitoring group warns
“The country’s president Jair Bolsonaro and his environment minister Ricardo de Aquino Salles have questioned the reality of climate change and spoken in favour of expanding mining and industrial farming into the Amazon and protected areas.”

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On May 24 a massive climate action and school strike took place around the world.

The Guardian: Schoolchildren go on strike across world over climate crisis
“Hundreds of thousands walk out of lessons in 110 countries demanding urgent action”

Please watch JaneUnChained‘s live video from the student climate strike in downtown Los Angeles. Amy Jean Davis of Los Angeles Animal Save speaks about the importance of the vegan message at climate actions.

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Marketwatch.com: I thought my meatless burger was the real thing — and that’s why the meat industry is headed for trouble
Read about Beyond Meat’s explosive growth in this article by Joshua Specht divides his time between Melbourne, Australia, where he teaches American history at Monash University, and South Bend, Indiana. He is the author of Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America.

“Investors in Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods parent WH Group should be worried about the conversations these meatless burgers are starting.”
“Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, both of which are made from plant-based ingredients, stress their environmental benefits. Beyond Meat has a video on its website that explicitly talks about the problems of beef production. Beyond Meat’s prospectus further lists a “brand mission aligned with consumer trends” as a strength, specifically highlighting “public awareness” about the problems of producing traditional meat.
“U.S. consumers seem to be biting, and not just the 5% or so who call themselves vegans or vegetarians. An Ipsos survey of 2,010 U.S. adults found 49% of Americans are interested in plant-based meat, with that percentage at 67% for 18-to-34-year-olds. The numbers are even higher for “clean meat” (lab-grown). Personal health benefits are the most important factor according to survey participants, but more than 40% of respondents also highlighted animal welfare and “environmental benefits” as important factors.
“Beyond Meat says its sales have surged to $87.9 million in 2018, from $16.2 million in 2016, admittedly still a small part of the U.S.’s $270 billion meat market, as it seeks to appeal to mainstream eaters.”

Please help by signing our petition. Let’s get to 15,000 signatures!
Stop Bolsonaro from destroying the Amazon!

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On June 15, Nation Rising will bring a strong message to Parliament Hill in Ottawa asking the Canadian government to STOP subsidizing animal ag. Join us: event page.

Take Action!! Start your own Climate Save group! Visit thesavemovement.org or email us at climatesaveinfo@gmail.com to get started.

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Health Save Movement

Health Save Movement aims to show how veganism can prevent and reverse diseases related to animal products consumption, enhance food justice, and decrease spending on the health crisis.

Welcome Ottawa Health Save (Canada). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Balanced will be working with Health Save Movement to veganize menus. Balanced is a public health and nutrition advocacy organization campaigning for healthier menus in schools, hospitals, and other critical institutions. We believe everyday people, communities, and organizations like ours have the power to transform the food system by encouraging institutions to improve the healthfulness of their menus and demanding change from the food industry.

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The Mirror UK: Eating bacon is ‘as likely to cause cancer as ASBESTOS’
Dr Charlotte Houltram, who supports the “Give Bacon The Boot” campaign, said: “Bacon is in the same category as asbestos as far as its potential to cause cancer. Why serve food that can cause life-threatening conditions? Hospitals will argue healthier options are available, but there’s no safe limit with processed meat.”

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Buenos Aires Health Save report about their street food campaign: “Vegan Street Food is our campaign to bring healthy vegan meals to people living in the streets in conditions of social vulnerability. We believe the best nutrition should be available for everyone, and our Buenos Aires chapter is putting it to the test. For our May 20 event, we served a quinoa medallion with an organic tofu and carrot dressing, zuccini and rice scramble and a salad made of cabbage, lettuce, radishes and sesame seeds. Whole grains, legumes, seeds and vegetables. Everything people need to eat more of to thrive.”

We’re taking evidence-based nutrition to the streets. If you’d like to start a Health Save chapter, send us an email to healthsavemovement@gmail.com and we’ll get in touch 🙂

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Lily the Mother Goat
Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.

This little lamb friend wags his tail like a dog.

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Bearing Witness Around the World
If you would like to bear witness but don’t have Save vigils near you, consider starting a group. Email us at savemovementinfo@gmail.com or check out thesavemovement.org for info on how to get started! We will help you every step of the way.

ASIA

CHINA
Please watch: The Hong Kong Vegan Society produced this video from a Hong Kong Pig Save vigil. Activists sing to the pigs.
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MALAYSIA
Welcome Kuala Lumpur Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
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SOUTH KOREA
Seoul Animal Save activists bear witness to the chickens, even if the only way is through a crack in the fence.

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA

Please watch Animal Liberation Victoria‘s video “The Forgotten Mothers.”

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EUROPE

BELGIUM
Waregem Chicken Save held their first vigil on May 21 at the Van-O-Bel slaughter plant. Please watch.
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ESTONIA
Welcome Tallinn Fish Save. Find them on Facebook.
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ITALY
Welcome Latina Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
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MALTA
Malta Animal Save bore witness to the pigs during their May 24 candlelit vigil at the Marsa Public Abattoir, which is “the only provider of services related to the slaughter for bovines, swine, equines and small ruminants in Malta,” according to the Malta Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Welfare.
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UNITED KINGDOM
June 8 is World Oceans Day and U.K. Save groups are holding Fishing Hurts events in collaboration with Animal Justice Project and other organizations. More info at the event page.
“This innocent being is now dead… what did she ever do to deserve such awful treatment?”
Derbyshire Animal Save

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LATIN AMERICA

ARGENTINA
Welcome Paraná Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
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BOLIVIA
La Paz – Bolivia Animal Save bore witness at the Achachicala slaughter plant. Their message? “Stop eating animals.”
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COLOMBIA
Medellín Animal Save and Accion Vegana Medellín joined the new Rio Negro Animal Save for this vigil for the cows.
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URUGUAY
A new Save Tour begins! Organizers Nevenka and Gisela will be visiting Uruguay and Brasil, presenting the new organization with three branches — Climate Save Movement & Health Save Movement — through different activities, as well as sharing vigils with existing groups and building community.
Welcome Maldonado Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

They’ll hold their first vigil on May 31: event page

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NORTH AMERICA

CANADA

Dear friends,Don’t turn away. Join us! Bear witness at our weekly vigils.

Unfortunately, the Government of Canada has pledged $10 million to help Conestoga “Meat” Packers expand their operations. Conestoga kills thousands of pigs everyday. This would be in addition to a $5.3m grant that the provincial government awarded the company in 2017. The government should not be using taxpayer money to support killing animals and destroying the planet’s climate, but instead they should be subsidising vegan food production. We demand that Minister Bibeau reverse this decision and acknowledge that animal agriculture is cruel, unnecessary, damaging to human health, a leading cause of climate change and needs to be stopped. Please help by boycotting companies that exploit animals, attend a vigil, and sign our petition. We also have a draft letter that you can send to the Minister. To access the draft letter and sign our petition, please see the Change.org page.

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Please join our Toronto Chicken Save weekly Thursday evening vigils beginning at 6:00 pm. Bring a friend, relative, co-worker. Help us to wake people up, create activists, and to build a mass movement to end this violent industry.
It is for them, for the innocent chickens, that Stop Maple Leaf Violence, Liberation T.O. and Toronto Chicken Save held an open house near the home of Michael McCain, the CEO of Maple Leaf “Foods.”
He promised activists that he wants dialogue regarding the new slaughterhouse his company is building in London, Ontario. Despite their request that he attend the open house regarding the slaughterhouse project, he didn’t show. Activists still attended, however, setting up their own booth on speciesism and advocating for chickens among the Maple Leaf exhibitors. Please watch.
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Manitoba Animal Save and Winnipeg Chicken Save hold regular vigils outside the Dunn-Rite chicken slaughter plant.
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Vancouver Chicken Save report from their vigil at Halmmark “Poulttry” slaughter plant: “This sweet baby. She can’t stand. She is struggling. She is in pain. She is scared. She is dead now. Please don’t support this industry that exploits and tortures innocent beings. Join us in ending this unnecessary cruelty.”

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MEXICO
The Save Tour Latino Mexico 2019 has been extended! Four cities were added for late May and the month of June.
The Save Tour Latino Mexico 2019 joined Saltillo Animal Save for their vigil at the municipal slaughter plant on May 20. Please watch: Overheated pigs receive a moment of love and water in 39 C weather.
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UNITED STATES
Asheville Animal Save report from their Vigil for the Chickens on May 20 at Case Farms: “Bearing witness to the victims and shining a light on the holocaust in plain sight. R.I.P. babies.”
Newark Animal Save shared this short doc: “Vigil.” It captures quite well the experience of being at a vigil and bearing witness.
Des Moines Animal Save held a vigil for the pigs on May 24 at Pine Ridge Farms.

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Toronto Pig Save started in December 2010, with a promise to the pigs of doing a minimum of three vigils and vegan outreach events each week, all year round. We bear witness as a community of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animal victims in slaughterhouse trucks. The animals want us to be present and, with the most pleading eyes, ask for our help when we see them through the portholes of transport trucks. Just as if we were in those horrid trucks, we would want the whole community to be there fighting for our freedom, liberation, rights, and equality. In a way, we are there. All life is one and, “when (wo)men wish to harm others, they really do evil to themselves,” Leo Tolstoy said in his animal rights story “Esarhaddon, King of Assyria”. It’s our positive duty and obligation to act in the present to try to stop the most egregious injustices before us.

“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 8 years, The Save Movement has grown to over 660 Save groups in 70 countries 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 (iVegan.ca) 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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