Porto Animal Save reports from their recent participation in the nearby VeggieFest on October 6-7:
“Last week we were at the vegan festival VeggieFest in São João da Madeira were we had the chance to give a talk about activism and answer the question “Is being vegan enough?”.
The truth is that as vegans we spare the lives of hundreds of animals but through activism we could save so many more.
Being active can mean a lot of different things. It can be about sharing posts on social media or having healthy conversations with our friends and family. It can also mean participating in marchs and protests or even join a movement. You just need to find the form of activism that suits you better, considering your age, personality and time.
With knowledge comes the duty to act and actively trying to stop the suffering of animals is our moral and ethical obligation.
Whether you are a vegan or not, listen to this talk and find out how you can help save animals!”
HELLO EUROPE! 🖤 The Save Movement Autumn/Winter Europe Festival Tour
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.
Brisbane Animal Save asks:
“If they could speak our language, how would you justify it to them?
There’s absolutely no need for this. We exploit and slaughter billions, at the detriment of our health and environment.”
Christchurch Animal Save bore witness to cows on transport trucks while also offering tasty snacks to the truck drivers:
“We are so grateful to all of the amazing and dedicated activists who made it out here today, this vigil would have been nothing without you. Thank you all for giving some love to these animals in their final moments. It means so much.
We are also grateful to the truckies who stopped so that we could say goodbye to these animals. If any truckies see this, know that next time we will also have free brownies for you, but only if you stop!”
Welcome Anderlecht Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Finland Fur Animal Save report from their October 13 demo in Turku:
“We had some discussions with people about the fur industry and the stores that do not sell fur, in particular. Several people asked which stores are ‘safe’ to shop at and which ones to avoid. It is great to see that people are interested and want to leave fur out of their wardrobe. At the same time, one man accused us of trying to steal people’s jobs, namely the fur farmers’, and a woman came by ranting how fake fur is made from plastic and it pollutes the environment. What they both had in common was that they did not stop to listen to our reply or have a discussion. We wish they did as we would love to talk with them.”
Activists bear witness and offer comfort to terrified cows who silently huddle together moments before they’re slaughtered.
Dublin Animal Save is now Dublin Cow Save. From their September 24 vigil, Lucas Rake asks:
“What would you think if dogs were being transported like this to a place where they’d get killed for profit because people don’t want to eat vegetables?”
Torun Animal Save held a 3-day vigil on October 2-4 at the Pini Polonia slaughter plant.
Watch thirsty pigs on truck desperately drink water before going in to their deaths:
The media company Smack.pt produced this great video about The Save Movement in Portugal, which has grown to 8 groups in 1 year. They interview activists and show vigil footage (in Portuguese):
Welcome Cáceres Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Welcome Noord-Holland Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Their first vigil is set for October 22: event page
“In the first picture is a 5-month-old puppy. No one would consider him anything other than a baby, with his whole life ahead of him.
Behind him, however, is a truck full of pigs being taken to be killed. These pigs are only around 6 months old.
So why do we not even stop to consider that they too are just babies? Why do we justify taking their lives and cutting up their bodies?
Many will never know the outside, except through the slats of a truck.
Many had their tails cut off from a very early age.
Many were covered in bruises & scratches.
None of them will ever get to grow up.
Why do we continue to do this as we destroy the planet, our health, and the existence of these individual beings?
In everything that matters, we are all the same. And nothing can justify the horrific acts that continue every single day.”
Please watch: at a Toronto Cow Save‘s vigil,
“Another truck full of lambs enters Ryding-Regency to be murdered. None of them want to die. How many more lives must be taken? You have the power to stop this. Go vegan and get active “
Winnipeg Chicken Save continues to bear witness and otherwise make their presence felt for the animals. On October 6 they protested outside the Dunn-Rite slaughter plant store front.
“It was a busy day as customers were coming and going. We were able to have a few conversations and pass out some leaflets. There were several children who took interest in why we were there. Dunn-Rite is responsible for the murder of 300,000 baby chickens each week. Please join us at our next protest on October 20th, 2018!”
Hwy 401 Farmed Animal Save bore witness to this “downed” cow. They report:
“This beautiful mother, who had her babies stolen from her all her life, was on her way from Quebec to a slaughter house in Pennsylvania.
Her breathing was very laboured. She was terrified. She could not get up. She had given her trust to a dairy farmer. From her condition, it is doubtful she would have survived; and maybe that will be a blessing for her.”
Tucson Animal Save held their first vigil on October 6 at the University of Arizona’s Food Products and Safety Laboratory, which kills cows, pigs, goats and lambs. They also bring in chickens that were murdered elsewhere to sell in their meat sales department.
“Thank you so much to all who came out yesterday for Tucson’s 1st Animal Save Vigil! A special thanks to those activists who came all the way from Phoenix! 🏼 “
NY Farm Animal Save continue to hold vigils at Charles River Laboratories in Kingston, New York. They report from their October 6 vigil:
“A small but dedicated group of people came out to plant seeds and raise awareness about animal testing. We will keep asking that they use alternatives such as computer models and in vitro testing, to name a few. We see you, even behind the barbed wire fence, we see you. And we’ll never stop seeing you. Many thanks to everyone who came out today. Much gratitude and respect.”
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Climate Vegan‘s core message is: Help save the planet by going vegan and becoming active.
UN Report Says Humans Have 12 Years To Stop Climate Crisis
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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