The Save Movement

Bearing Witness

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The Save Movement is comprised of groups around the world who bear witness of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals en route to slaughter. Our goals are to raise awareness about the plight of farmed animals, to help people become vegan, and to build a mass-based, grassroots animal justice movement. The Save Movement started in December 2010 with the inception of Toronto Pig Save. Today there are over 330 groups in Canada, the U.S., U.K. & Ireland, Australia, continental Europe, Hong Kong, South Asia, East Asia, South Africa, Mexico and Central/South America.

We encourage you to bear witness of animals sent to slaughter in your own community. Find out if there is a Save group near you (map of Save groups) or consider starting a Save group. We’ll help you with tips, resources, and support.

What Is Bearing Witness?

Bearing witness is being present in the face of injustice and trying to help. Tolstoy says we all have a duty to bear witness.

Bearing Witness – A guest blog by Anita Krajnc, Co-Founder of Toronto Pig Save, We Animals, May 1, 2012

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 him who suffers, and try to help him.” – Leo Tolstoy