TORONTO COW SAVE

Toronto Cow Save is a sister organisation to Toronto Pig Save.

Toronto Cow Save’s mission is to erect glass walls at Toronto area slaughterhouses in order to encourage people to choose vegan, protect the environment, and support farm sanctuaries. We are working for a just transition for workers as we adjust our food economy to a local, organic, and plant-based diet.

There are two large cow slaughterhouses in Toronto: “St. Helen’s Meat Packers” and Ryding-Regency slaughterhouses, killing about a thousand cows and calves daily. We focus on bearing witness at these massive slaughterhouses, while educating people about compassion for ALL animals, and promoting veganism.

TCS Vigil July 25th 2014

The cows were panicked with wide eyes until they heard the soft voices of the activists. While obviously still scared, they appreciated our words of love and our soft caresses. Unfortunately a callous manager told the driver of the transport truck to move to a parking lot a little ways from the slaughterhouses for no other reason other than to keep us from comforting the trapped persons inside the truck. 

Rest in peace sweet angels. We hope that your deaths were quick.

Please choose veganism in their honour.

Learn about Toronto Cow Save and join our vigils!

Photo credit to Hannah Gregus.

10 Things to Love About Cows

The best way to appreciate cows is to choose veganism!

TCS Vigil July 9th 
Three of the courageous, dedicated women of Toronto Cow Save, Agnes, Caroline, and Hannah!

TCS Vigil July 9th 

Three of the courageous, dedicated women of Toronto Cow Save, Agnes, Caroline, and Hannah!

TCS Vigil July 9th 2014

Mothers being sent to slaughter. While some appear to be “beef” mums and others (the ones with the more swollen udders) appear to be “dairy” cows, all have had children, and all have experienced the heartbreak of being separated from their babies earlier than they should ever have to. Most of the cows we see arriving at the slaughterhouse to be killed for their flesh are a little over a year old; some would still be nursing at this age. However, even if they weren’t, cows, when allowed to live freely, maintain relationships with their mothers for the entirety of their lives. This is even more tragic when you consider that “dairy” mothers have their children ripped away from them days, sometimes hours, after their birth so that their milk can immediately be collected for human consumption. A few long-term activists with experience on farms have stated that the worst sound that they have ever heard came not from an animal dying in a slaughterhouse, but instead was the bellowing and crying of “dairy” mums desperately looking for their babies.

Please choose veganism if you believe that mothers should be able to keep their children and to support familes of all species!

Learn about Toronto Cow Save and join our vigils!

Photo credit to Anita Krajnc.

facesofsanctuary:

Bobbie wants to play!
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014

facesofsanctuary:

Bobbie wants to play!

Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.

© Andrea White 2014