We continue to grow! There were 287 Save chapters at the beginning of 2018, and now we are over 500 in 56 countries, with new groups formed in Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and USA over the last 2 weeks.
In the works are groups in Lebanon, Israel and Syria.
HELLO EUROPE! 🖤 The Save Movement Autumn/Winter Europe Festival TourOur tour of vegan festivals has kicked off in Europe for the Autumn/Winter season, with attendance at a 3-day vegan festival in Zurich over the last weekend of September.
Silvano from Zurich Animal Save gave an inspiring talk on the power of bearing witness and all of our merchandise sold out too!
Thanks to anyone that stopped by our stall or listened to the talk.
The Save Movement will be at several upcoming vegan festival dates over the Autumn/Winter season. If you want to find out more about attending vigils or starting your own Save group, then come visit our stalls for a chat; or attend one of the talks we will be giving on the power of bearing witness.
Be vegan, bear witness and be active.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or check out thesavemovement.org for info on how to get started! We will help you every step of the way.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Rainbow Region Animal Save report on their September 23 vigil outside the slaughter plant in Booyong, the first there:
“history was made in the Northern Rivers of NSW, 10 activists stood through literally rain and shine at the entrance of a slaughterhouse in Booyong that has never had its actions questioned since 1933.
Can you believe this slaughterhouse is right next to a national park with a natural waterway running alongside it?
Intelligent beings have had their lives taken away here for around 85 years. We witnessed trucks from local farmers and massive double trucks loaded with souls that had been transported from Queensland.
Please look at these beauties, please see them, they are just some of the billions of faces of this horrible industry.
We couldn’t save them, but we can share their stories.”
Please watch: La Plata Animal Save held their first vigil on October 7 at the Gorina slaughter plant.
Save Movement Chiriquí report from their September 29 vigil at the municipal slaughter plant:
“To be honest we wish we weren’t necessary at all. In a perfect world animal rights would be a given and activists like us wouldn’t be so incredibly necessary. But we are! And so we are here! We took beautiful pictures lovingly, of animals going to their death. We see you! We won’t EVER give up nor will we EVER forget your faces! Thank you so much for the best of the best; the activists who shared these moments with the animals and with us today.”
All Day Vigil – Anniversary of Pig Truck Rollover
We held an all-day vigil in memory of the pigs lost in the tragic accident that struck Burlington, Ontario when a pig truck rolled over outside Fearmans Pork Slaughterhouse on October 5th 2016.
Please watch as activists give the pigs love and say goodbye
The Save Movement continues to grow rapidly throughout Canada.
In the East there have been huge leaps forward in promoting veganism as St. John and Moncton in New Brunswick recently have had ‘Why love one but eat the other’ billboards launched with the help of VEGNB.
St. John’s Farm Animal Save continue their weekly vigils at Country Ribbon slaughterhouse in Newfoundland where over 13,000,000 chickens are killed every year. They bear witness to trucks arriving and offer the animals a moment of love.
Moving West, recently Regina Pig Save, Langley Pig Save and Okanagan Animal Save combined forces for a full day of activism in front of the Britco slaughter plant where they murder about 1,500 piglets every single day.
“Even though we didn’t get to witness the full trucks coming in, we had a chance to see the empty trucks come out.
This is an emotional experience in itself as one could argue that these trucks are not empty at all, but full of stench residue of struggle, pain, misery, torture and fear of living sentient beings who didn’t want to die.
At just 6 months old, the sweet baby piglets reached a desirable weight for cooperations to profit, therefore they’re seen as products instead of who they really are… little babies separated from their families in need of care, compassion, and love.”
Okanagan Animal Save also held a vigil early this month and recorded “blood-curdling screams” of baby pigs at Rocana Meats pig slaughter plant in Salmon Arm, B.C.Their video online gained much attention and were able to generate some media about the event:
Salmon Arm News: ‘Slaughterhouse screams’
Vancouver Chicken Save held their weekly vigil this past weekend and reported that it “was a day to remember. We had some incredible humans join us from Regina Pig Save and Okanagan Animal Save. As well as some new folks to activism and long time attendees- we had such an amazing group filled with love, compassion and determination to never stop fighting this fight.”
CDMX Animal Save continues to hold regular vigils. They bore witness at the La Paz slaughter plant on September 29:
Welcome Bushwick Animal Save (Brooklyn, New York). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Welcome Sunset Park Animal Save (Brooklyn, New York). Find them on Facebook.
Please watch: Grand Rapids Farmed Animal Save bore witness to turkeys outside the Michigan Turkey Producers slaughter plant.
” Rest In Peace, baby turkeys. We love you. We’re sorry. We’re trying.”
Portland Animal Save report from their September vigil at Walt’s Wholesale “Meats”:
“Lest we forget. Billions of individual beings are needlessly slaughtered every year. We could not even begin to comprehend the number of lives stolen, the suffering and pain inflicted. So many stories and circumstances that will never be brought to light.
Thank you so much to everyone out there putting heart into action, and showing up for those whose lives would otherwise go unwitnessed. Thank you for telling their stories and being their voice. The world can change if we can change. ♡ “
Please watch and share Vienna Animal Save‘s video: “Saying goodbye inside the slaughterhouse ♡ “
Helsinki Fish Save held their first vigil on October 7 during the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market, “one of the oldest ongoing event traditions in Finland.”
Cluj-Napoca Animal Save held their first vigil at a chicken slaughter plant on September 27. They report:
“According to a 2014 article, about 50,000 chickens are killed here each week. They are only 42 days old and see the light of day for the first time and the last time they are taken out of the farm, packed in boxes and transported to the slaughterhouse.
Claiming we threaten the business, the management of this slaughterhouse warned us that we could be sued, and some workers suggested that we should go away rather than have something happen to us because we are not welcome.”
Please watch: Barcelona Animal Save shares the importance of bearing witness:
“A vital aspect of vigils is documenting the animal (ab)use that has been ignored by our society.”
Welcome Lucerne Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is coming up on October 19: event page
Essex Pig Save report from their World Day for Farmed Animals vigil on October 2 at Cheale “Meats”:
“They are worth so much more than a bacon sandwich. Stop paying for legal animal abuse and live kindly, live Vegan. “
“These beautiful creatures. So crammed together and so dirty and dishevelled. There was no noise. They had no fight left. They had completely given up”
Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.
“If you care about the future of this planet, the single most important change you can make is to go vegan – and it’s such a simple, easy change to make.
Our consumption of animal products is killing the planet and of course killing billions upon billions of animals. We call ourselves the most intelligent species whilst destroying our own home, the only home we’ve ever known. No other species upon this Earth destroys and consumes in the way in which we do. The only way we can make a difference is as individuals uniting to collectively take a stand against the industries which exploit, murder and destroy. If you care about the planet, the easiest and the most beneficial thing you can do for our home is to be vegan.”Credit: @evipera7
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 500 Save groups 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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