Animal Save Movement Timeline
  • 2010 December

    Toronto Pig Save forms in December with the adoption of Mr. Bean, a dog

  • 2011 July

    In July, Toronto Pig Save starts holding three vigils a week. The second group, Burlington Pig Save forms two months later.

  • 2012

    Save chapters spread to Australia and the US.

  • 2013

    We open ‘The Save Movement’ social media accounts.

  • 2014 April

    In April, the pig slaughterhouse in Toronto, Quality Meat Packers goes bankrupt.

  • 2015

    In the pig trial, Anita Krajnc was charged with Criminal Mischief – interference with property for giving water to dehydrated pigs. The issue of compassion not being a crime went viral on social media and attracted global mass media coverage,

  • 2016

    Manchester Pig Save group formed in the UK, alongside LA Animal Save which soon begins to hold the largest vigils in the world.


    Hollywood celebrities attend vigils including Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Moby, and Kat Von D

  • 2017

    Save groups started in three new continents—Africa, Asia, and Latin America and 27 new countries. American organizing tours were launched.


    In the Pig Trial, charges were dropped, deeming compassion is not a crime. However, in an affront to ethics and growing public opinion, Judge Harris regressively ruled pigs are property under the law.

  • 2018

    An organizing tour in Northern and Eastern Europe launched.


    Calcutta Animal Save held India’s first Save vigil. The Philippines and Slovenia held their first animal vigil. Five groups launched in Denmark.


    The first Slaughter-Free Cities campaign is launched in Chicago by Free From Harm.

  • 2019

    The Save Movement became Animal Save Movement in a major rebranding campaign.


    Animal Save Movement adds two additional branches: Climate Save Movement and Health Save Movement, with the mission to end animal agriculture and reforest the earth.

  • 2020

    Genesis Butler launches Youth Climate Save, a fourth branch.


    Slaughter-Free Cities are launched in New York City, LA and Toronto.


    Animal rights pioneer Regan Russell was killed on June 19th at a pig vigil in front of Fearmans Slaughterhouse. Memorial vigils were held around the world and a local and global pressure campaign was launched.


    During the global pandemic, local chapters provided mutual aid, vegan food giveaways. Coronavirus confinement challenge was launched online.