The Save Movement Around the World – 07/12/18


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#WakeUpWorld is a campaign full of The Save Movement vigils around the world where activists bring non vegan or non activist friends and family to a vigil. The Save Movement holds vigils for animals at slaughterhouses where activists bear witness to them in their final moments.
Wake Up World: Holiday Edition is the last two weeks of December where we ask individuals to ask nonvegan friends and family to come to a vigil and sign up for Veganuary: This is a time of the year to get together as families. Let us not destroy other families.





For full Save Movement media coverage, please go to The Save Movement: Media.

Aarhus Cow Save report from the November 27 vigil, which received TV news coverage:
“Thanks to all of you because you are fighting for a better world! Every single person counts and we can never be too many! TV2 came by and made a report focusing on vegan growth in Denmark. Exciting to see!”

TV2 news video:





The second Save Latino Tour of 2018 is here!
The Save Movement Latin America started its Save Latino Tour on November 13 with organizers Nevenka Tenenbaum and Maureen Lómez to open new groups and support those who need it.
They will visit the following cities of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay: Tucumán, Salta, Corrientes, San Juan, San Luis, Trelew, Neuquén, Bariloche, Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Cochabamba, La Paz, Lima, Trujillo and Asunción.
At the same time, they will be holding informative talks for activists who want to know the movement and want to us, as well as sharing other local activism to generate a more active and united community.

Our Save Latino Tour organizers report great news after their Bolivia vigils:
“We are really happy to announce that we made it on five different news media on our Save Latino Tour; including El Deber, the most important newspaper from Bolivia.”
El Deber: Activists give love to animals about to enter the slaughter plant in Bolivia





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



Save Movement Johannesburg held a vigil for the pigs on November 26. They report:
“We bore witness to pigs going to the gas chamber at Pork Packers Olifantsfontein. 18 volunteers gathered and were able to stop the third truck that came by standing near the entrance to the slaughterhouse with signs asking for just 2 minutes to show compassion. We were able to VERY briefly meet and extend compassion to pigs that were being transported from piggeries as far as Fochville and Bela-Bela (both 100s of kilometers away).




Hong Kong Pig Save offered this moving report from their November 18 vigil:
“We are straying off from nature and compassion. Bearing witness is a bridge to understand our animals and to make connections with them. Since 2010, over 500 cities have started a Save group under The Save Movement. We are not alone. The voice for peace is getting stronger and plant-based choices keep growing every day.”
Bangkok Animal Save held a vigil for the pigs on November 28. They report:
“We bore witness to 80-100 six-month-old babies who’ve lived a life of torture and will tomorrow morning have a bolt gun shot into their skulls and their throats slit until they bleed out. And why? If it was a dog or a cat or a dolphin in this picture, would you have the same response?”



Sydney Fish Save report from their first vigil, held at the Sydney Aquarium:
They report from their second vigil at the Sydney Fish Market:
“This weekend Sydney Fish Save held our 2nd vigil, this time outside of the largest fish markets in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney Fish Market. A dedicated group of activists held signs and TVs for 3 hours with tape over their mouths (to signify that the fishes’ screams can’t be heard). We handed out about 250 flyers and raised awareness for the most exploited animals on Earth, marine life.”




Save organizers report from their very productive participation at vegfests around Europe:
“At the end of October we were at London Vegfest for the weekend and met so many people wanting to get involved with The Save Movement and attend local vigils in their area. Most people that visited our stall had already heard of us and had watched videos online of our vigils. It was a really successful weekend with lots of people also enjoying the talk that was given by Dina on why we bear witness. Thank you for the kind support to anyone that stopped by and spoke to us.

In November we were at VeggieWorld Brussels and Maria gave a successful talk to many people in the audience, explaining the power of bearing witness at vigils. Again we had lots of people coming to our stall, showing interest in getting more involved in The Save Movement and wanting to attend vigils or to even set up their own Save group.
Our last stall of the year will be at VeggieWorld Christmas Lille in France, December 15-16, at Les halls de la filature from 10AM – 6PM on both days. We hope to see some of you there.
Lyon Animal Save‘s vigil received widespread news media coverage as the activists were attacked by farmers, who sprayed manure on them:

Le Progress: Farmers dump manure on anti-meat activists to scare them away

Welcome La Spezia Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.

Their first event, an anti-fur demo, is set for December 8: event page

Welcome Faenza Animal Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Their first vigil is set for December 18: event page

Thun Animal Save held their first vigil in the early hours of December 3. They report:
“THANK YOU all for being there this morning at 5am! With our presence, we stand for those who can’t escape.
It was a very peaceful and quiet first vigil, so the screams of the pigs were even louder… “
Welcome Steenbergen Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
“Calves desperately suckling from activists’ fingers at our vigil. They should be with their mothers, not being sold.”
Norwich Livestock Market Animal Save
“Stop the trucks to show compassion and bear witness – stall the deaths so we can share their story.”
North East Animal Save
“At our vigil we had an author attend who is doing research on the leather industry. It was her first vigil. Afterwards, we asked if she had enough info and if bearing witness was useful. Her response was that just seeing one truck was enough. One truck is enough to remind us why we are vegan, why we are activists and why it’s so important to bear witness. To be there for the animals, to ignite within us the fight to end this and to raise awareness of the industry and the animal’s plight.”
Bedfordshire Animal Save



Save continues to expand in Argentina!
Welcome Buenos Aires Chicken Save. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.Their first vigil is coming up on December 7: event page
Save Movement Costa Rica held a vigil for the pigs on November 25, and gave them water on their final moment



Dear friends,

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

James Hoot, “Vegan Round the World” filmmaker and Save Tour organizer, bearing witness at Toronto Pig Save’s December 2 special vigil at Fearmans “Pork” Inc. This sweet, innocent pig will be brutally tortured with an electric prod into the pen area and then the carbon dioxide gas chamber early in the morning. Please bear witness. Join our vigils!
“..You gotta keep constantly reminding yourself that this is happening,” says Angelina for the Animals about activism. Thank you for bearing witness with the Toronto Cow Save. Go vegan and get involved! Join us at our weekly morning vigils, Tuesdays for the cows and lambs.
We’re over 5,000 signatures. Please help us get to 7,500!
“Toronto Pig Save activists have been holding vigils at Fearmans slaughterhouse for several years and have raised safety concerns with Fearmans regarding aggressive truck drivers. Our requests have been ignored. We call on Michael Latifi CEO of Sofina Foods and Fearmans slaughterhouse to set up a Safety Agreement Now to enable us to safely bear witness at our weekly vigils.”
Michael Latifi: Stop endangering activists! Negotiate a safety agreement at Fearmans now!
Okanagan Animal Save report from their November 25 chicken vigil:
“We stopped two trucks full of chickens as they entered Colonial Farms slaughterhouse. We also had our first police presence. We were impressed with how they handled mediating between us and the truck drivers. This was the first time they had ever dealt with animal activists.
There were so many injured and deceased birds on the trucks. This negligence will not be disregarded. We have filed a report with the CFIA and SPCA. We’re waiting to hear back.”
Watch: Niagara Farm Animal Save shares a breakthrough at their November 26 vigil:
“Today, after 2 years of bearing witness at Highland Packers, we were successful in stopping a truck full of cows. It only took 4 activists and we didn’t have to rely on another truck unintentionally blocking the slaughter truck.”
Vancouver Fur Animal Save took part in the Vancouver Anti-Fur March on November 24, which reached thousands of members of the public:

More than 50 activists joined CDMX Animal Save‘s most recent vigil, where they bore witness to over 100 cows going in to be killed.
In New York City, The Save Movement aims to have 100 chapters, including one at each live market. Bushwick Animal Save: Doubao Live Poultry is one of them.
Welcome Bushwick Animal Save: Doubao Live Poultry. Find them on Facebook.

On November 21, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday, they and other groups held a Thanksgiving Unity vigil. Activists walked to four different locations and at each location they had “the opportunity to share a poem, a story, a personal experience with the animals, or simply a few words to remember them by.”
Central PA Farmed Animal Save, Sunset Park Animal Save, 2nd Avenue, Bushwick Animal Save, Linden street, Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save, Concourse Village Animal Save, Harlem Animal Save

Please see news coverage of the vigil:New Bloom Magazine: On the Eve of Thanksgiving

Please watch: Las Vegas Animal Save bearing witness at Highland “Poultry,” which kills thousands and thousands of innocent chickens:

In Boston, Boston Animal Save organizer Dominique Ruszala held a solo protest to encourage passersby to spare turkeys and choose veganism. Her protest received news media coverage:

One-person protest seeks to spare turkey lives

Dozens of activists from Los Angeles Animal Save bear witness to pigs less than 6 months of age being sent to their deaths.
Do you support animal abuse, or do you condemn it? Go vegan and bear witness.



Climate Save Movement‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.
These are your tax dollars! The Toronto Star reports on the newly announced Maple Leaf facility in London, Ontario:
“The federal and Ontario governments are providing subsidies for the facility — $28 million and $34.5 million respectively — taking a very contradictory position to governmental climate goals.”
As climate warnings loom, new poultry plant last thing Canada needs

Please sign the petition to stop the production of this new massive slaughterhouse and share!
No More Violence in Our City – Stop Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse in London, Ontario

The great news is that there are new Climate Save groups being formed all around the world! Welcome, all

Climate Save Australia

Melbourne Climate Save

London Ontario Climate Save

Climate Save Movement – Italia

Bologna Climate Save

Catania Climate Save

Firenze Climate Save

Salerno Climate Save

Barcelona Climate Save

We look forward to seeing many more Climate Save groups form.
Let’s mobilize to fight climate change
The headlines tell us what’s happening, but not what to do about it.
The Save Movement is working to set up a Climate Vegan working group to produce a plan of action and to launch campaigns to address this most urgent of disasters. We will involve our 560+ chapters in 60 countries around the world. Climate change is happening and it is absolutely critical that we mobilize to fight it before it’s too late.
We need all the help we can get. Please join us!
Hi, I’m Lily the Mother Goat. Please follow/like my Instagram and Facebook pages.
And you get to decide what kind of difference that will be!

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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 seven years, The Save Movement has grown to over 570 Save groups in 60 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 ( 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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