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.

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.

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

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Bobbie wants to play!

Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.

© Andrea White 2014

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The herd - Nicholas, Stanley, Theodore, Douglas, Linus, and Murphy.
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014

Such a beautiful herd!

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The herd - Nicholas, Stanley, Theodore, Douglas, Linus, and Murphy.

Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.

© Andrea White 2014

Such a beautiful herd!

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Panda Bob looking especially cute eating grass.
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014

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Panda Bob looking especially cute eating grass.

Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.

© Andrea White 2014

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TCS 30-Hour Vigil July 3rd 2014

Almost 100 human persons showed up in solidarity with the nonhuman persons who would have their lives violently taken from them over the course of the 30 hours. In addition to leafletting and handing out free delicous vegan food, time was taken to meditate with the cows in mind, in an attempt to bring some peaceful and positive energy to an otherwise dark place. Since the slaughterhouses often kill the beings in a “kosher” fashion, stunning the cows is not even attemped, and instead they have their necks cut open with a knife in a sawing fashion while they are completely conscious. The thought of these gentle creatures, who want love and who reached out their noses to touch our hands, facing such a fate is beyond heartbreaking. This is wrong and it needs to end. Please choose veganism and help move towards a future where no being is forced to suffer like this, and where all cages are empty!

Learn about Toronto Cow Save and join our vigils!

Photo credit to Anita Krajnc.