Veganuary spoke to Andrew Garner, of Manchester Pig Save to find out more about the first UK group of the global ‘Save Movement’. Read on to find out what he had to say.
Manchester Pig Save is the first UK group of the ‘Save movement’. We hold vigils for pigs being transported to slaughter. By bearing witness together we expose the suffering of animals that is usually hidden from view. The goals are to inspire more people to be compassionate, go vegan and become more active in making the world a better place for animals. The vigils are non-violent, and inclusive. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Save Movement was founded by Anita Krajnc on a traffic island outside a slaughterhouse in Toronto 2010. The Toronto Pig Save gave rise to the slogan ‘compassion is not a crime’ in June 2015 when Krajnc was charged with ‘criminal mischief’ for giving water to pigs suffering through transport to slaughter during a summer heatwave. The Save Movement is rapidly growing and is today global with hundreds of people attending vigils every week, and more locations are being planned.