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THE SAVE MOVEMENT AROUND THE WORLD

May 19, 2019.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Save continues to grow all over the world! We now have 664 Animal Save groups in 70 countries listed on our website. We also have 116 Climate Save groups in 40 countries and 29 Health Save groups in 19 countries.

Our Weekly News Update

Over 200 activists from several countries entered a pig farm in Boxtel, Netherlands on May 13 as part of the Meat The Victims series of animal rights events. Dutch Review: Animal activists arrested protesting pig farm in Boxtel

Please watch Activism on the Road live video from inside the farm from Save tour organizer Shivonne Kaspara Engen.

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Thanks for all the kind support!!! We are at $13,412 (27%). 117 donations so far. Please donate and share the BeFairBeVEgan Toronto campaign.
Help Us Bring BeFairBeVegan to Toronto! Watch our campaign video: please go to Save’s YouTube channel. Learn more, donate if you are able, and share Our GoFundMe campaign.

We have very exciting news! With your help, we can bring BeFairBeVegan to Toronto! BFBV is a high-profile advertising campaign that presents to the consuming public the end of all animal use as the prerequisite for a fair and just society. Unlike many animal advocacy campaigns, BFBV’s central message is that veganism is a matter of fundamental justice, not a matter of convenience or personal choice.
Toronto is now poised to become the

eighth city to host BeFairBeVegan’s provocative billboards, challenging both residents and summer visitors to consider the consequences of using products that involve animal exploitation. Please check out these artists impressions below of how the campaign will look. With 2019 being hailed as “the year of the vegan,” this is the perfect time to bring BeFairBeVegan’s powerful vegan message to Canada’s most populous city.

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The Save Movement in the Media

PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila Animal Save‘s work was featured in this article by popular website Rappler.com, which has an audience in the millions!

GERMANY
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.
The protest was covered in detail by the local media:
Student-Leipzig: Animals are not sports equipment

NETHERLANDS


Nunspeet Chicken Save‘s vigils were featured on this Dutch TV report.
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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!

Please welcome our new chapters:
Asia
Izmir Climate Save (Turkey).
Find them on Facebook.
Europe
Climate Save Bosnia.
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Porto Climate Save (Portugal). Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Latin America
Ica Climate Save (Peru).
Find them on Facebook.
North America
Austin Climate Save (USA).
Find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Time magazine: ‘Now I Am Speaking to the Whole World.’ How Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Got Everyone to Listen
“In her spare time, she likes cooking vegan food and playing with her two dogs…. Meantime, there is a Greta effect within the home too. Svante and Thunberg’s mother Malena Ernman have given up meat, installed solar panels on their home and stopped traveling by air—decisions they made because they tired of arguments with their stubborn daughter, Svante likes to joke. It’s been a major shift for Malena, an opera singer who no longer flies abroad to performances. “Once she realized the consequences of that lifestyle, she was easy to convince,” Thunberg says, sounding more like a parent than a child.”
The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950s, detected 415.26 parts per million on May 14. The 2001 level was The last time earth’s atmosphere contained this much CO2 was more than three million years ago, when global sea levels were several metres higher and parts of Antarctica were blanketed in forest.
“It shows that we are not on track with protecting the climate at all. The number keeps rising and it’s getting higher year after year,” Wolfgang Lucht, from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, said. “This number needs to stabilise,” he added. Levels of CO2 – one of a trinity of greenhouse gases produced when fossil fuels are burnt – are climbing at a rapid pace.
The Independent: MPs make history by passing Commons motion to declare ‘environment and climate change emergency’
Motion makes the UK parliament the first in the world to declare an “environment and climate emergency.” “The symbolic move – recognising the urgency needed to combat the climate crisis – follows a wave of protests launched by the Extinction Rebellion strikers in recent weeks.”
Soon after, this happened: Ireland becomes second country in the world after UK to declare ‘climate emergency’
“Things will deteriorate very rapidly unless we move very swiftly and the window of opportunity to do that is fast closing,” warns climate action minister Richard Bruton.

We can hope that specific measures beyond a symbolic vote will be taken to address the climate crisis. We can help by continuing our campaigns for change.

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

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.

Augusta GA Health Save (USA) held a brown bag lunch giveaway to slaughter plant workers. Organizer Dee Spencer: “I hope they enjoyed them because we enjoyed handing them out (and preparing them). Round one! More to come!”
The Guardian: Even moderate intake of red meat raises cancer risk, study finds
“The risk increased by 20% with each extra slice of ham or rasher of bacon (roughly 25g) the study participants ate, and by 19% with each thick slice of roast beef or the edible part of a lamb cutlet (about 50g).”
Vegans are the healthiest and may outlive us all, says study
The latest study, published in The Journal of Nutritionlooked at how various diets impact biomarkers, like antioxidants such as carotenoids. They found that vegans have the most antioxidants in their bodies, presumably because they eat more vegetables and fruit.
Health Save Movement‘s Vegan Ramadan

Peace
Ramadan is a good time for moving towards a more conscious and positive lifestyle – to quit smoking cigarettes and other habits that affect us and our surroundings with negative effects, for example. There have been cases of

people who end up in the hospital because of the habits of eating  while breaking the fast (large meals containing high fat that comes from the animal or their bodily secretions)
Is there a healthier way to fast?
More at the
event page.

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

Watch this. What fun!
Love animals, don’t eat them

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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
Hong Kong Pig Save bore witness outside the Tsuen Wan abattoir on May 5. The pigs are packed in so tightly. Please watch.
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INDIA
Welcome Gonda Animal Save. Find them on Facebook.
Please watch and share Pune Animal Save‘s video about what the dairy industry does to mothers and babies: “If people have any compassion and sense of justice left in them, they will ditch dairy after seeing this.”
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TAIWAN
Taipei Animal Save report from their May 4 vigil for he pigs: “Sorry… the only thing we can do is share your stories and hope that more people will see, then understand. We are trying. We are working hard.”

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA
Melbourne Chicken Rescue and Melbourne Chicken Save report from their May 4 event, International Respect for Chickens Day – A Tribute & Leafleting: “A big thank you to those of you who attended the tribute and outreach today outside La Ionica slaughterhouse. Despite the weather we were still able to make a positive impact to the public! And pay our respect to the millions of chickens who lives are cruelly taken. The display was amazing! Thank you for bringing along flowers. “

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EUROPE

FRANCE
Lille Animal Save held a vigil and protest at the gallodrome (cockfighting ring) on May 5. They report: “Hoping that the action will have positive repercussions for the birds “
Please watch Paris Animal Save‘s video, “A Tearful goodbye.”
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ITALY
At Palermo Animal Save‘s first vigil, a life was saved! They report: “The vigil ended with this sweet creature coming home with us. We entered the slaughterhouse and we came out with him. We will tell you the story soon but in the meantime we show his little cute face. Welcome, Salvo!”
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SERBIA
Novi Sad Animal Save held a vigil and outreach for the pigs on May 10 at the Matijević slaughter plant.
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SWEDEN
Animal Save Skaraborg report from their May 3 vigil at the Skövde slaughter plant: “One by one, in an endless, sad stream, the animals came in the trucks. One by one they entered and faced death, defenseless and innocent. No grace exists in the slaughterhouse.”
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UNITED KINGDOM
Please watch this detailed report by North East Animal Save from their May 8 vigil at Linden “Foods” slaughter plant.

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LATIN AMERICA

ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires Chicken Save report from their weekly vigil on May 3 outside the Cresta Roja slaughter plant: “A look sometimes says more than a long explanation. Animals are NOT food. Join us. The other animals need us.”
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CHILE
Save Movement Santiago report from their April vigil for the chickens.
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COSTA RICA
Save Movement Costa Rica held a protest on May 4 outside the Dos Pinos dairy store, the first of a campaign against the dairy industry.

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NORTH AMERICA

CANADA

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

At Brampton Chicken Save‘s vigil on May 6, they filmed these hens huddling between transport cages as the truck arrived. “They had to fight for their lives and watch their sisters fall off the back of the truck as it sped down the highway for 8+ hours. How were these girls outside of the crates on an open truck in transit?”
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CP24 News: The Supreme Court of Canada to hear food recall class action by Mr. Sub franchisees against Maple Leaf “Foods”
“The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case on whether a distributor is responsible for a franchisee’s losses during a food recall. The top court has granted an application for leave to appeal by a class-action lawsuit representing Mr. Submarine Inc. franchisees against Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc.”
Wikipedia has more info in this article that quotes the Government of Canada’s “Report of the Independent Investigator into the 2008 Listeriosis outbreak”: “The 2008 Canadian listeriosis outbreak was a widespread outbreak of listeriosis in Canada linked to cold cuts from a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto, Ontario. There were 57 total confirmed cases, resulting in 22 deaths.
Please join us as we fight Maple Leaf’s plans to expand with a new monster slaughter plant in London. Join Toronto Chicken SaveLondon Chicken Save and Stop Maple Leaf Violence.
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Winnipeg Chicken Save report from their vigil on May 4 outside the Dunn-Rite Foods slaughter plant: “Dunn-Rite ‘Food’ is responsible for the murder of over 300,000 baby chickens each week. We have a moral responsibility to stand against violence and to speak out for animals.”
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Watch: Bearing witness creates activists. After bearing witness, young vegans at a Toronto Cow Save vigil explain why they feel obligated to speak up for animals. Behind them, you can see a truck full of cows going in to their deaths.
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Vancouver Chicken Save bore witness to this wrenching sight on a transport truck: “Her neck was twisted and was like that the whole time we were with her. See see you. We love you. We’re sorry. We’re trying.”
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MEXICO
Cuernavaca Animal Save held their first vigil on May 5, for pigs and bulls. Please watch as they bear witness outside the municipal slaughter plant.
Save Movement Mérida is now Mérida MX Animal Save. They held a vigil for pigs on May 7 at the municipal slaughter plant.
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UNITED STATES
Please watch: Fort Wayne Animal Save held a Peaceful Pig Vigil at Indiana Packers slaughter plant on April 19. Indiana Packers is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, a large multinational trading company with ties to the Mitsubishi industrial conglomerate.
Please watch Grand Rapids Farmed Animal Save’s video from their Earth Day Vigil for Turkeys: “Turkeys are not commodities. “
Nashville Animal Save bore witness to the chickens arriving to their deaths at Tyson “Foods” on May 3. They report: “6 trucks in an hour Scared, confused, hungry and exhausted. Tossed around and given no regard. These are actual babies, being driven to their deaths.”

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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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