Animal Save Movement

Animal Save Movement

The Animal Save Movement is a love-based, global network of chapters that defines itself through a Tolstoyan and Gandhian approach to grassroots activism and social change. The Save Movement takes an anti-speciesist stance and is against all forms of discrimination and oppression. We return love for hate, and believe that ending violence and oppression must be done with compassion and kindness for all. We engage in nonviolent communication as a unique and powerful process for inspiring compassionate connection and action.
One of our main objectives is mobilizing people to become grassroots activists and organizers with expanding team leadership, a concept informed by the work of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. The theory of momentum driven organizing suggests mobilizing at least 3.5% of the population in nonviolent direct action and persuading majority public opinion for there to be major progress in the goals of achieving social change. For more, visit

Animal Save Movement
  • 2022 Year in Review for Animals!

    The Animal Save Movement is growing rapidly and YOU can be a part of it. This is a global movement and it's happening in your neighborhood. If there is no vigil in your town, you can start one! Visit:

  • Why Do We Bear Witness?

    Tolstoy said, when you see something wrong, you have a moral obligation, not to turn away and pretend it's not happening, but to get closer to see if you can help. Even if you can't, there is power in bearing witness to the wrongdoing. That is the basis of the Save Movement, where individuals gat...

  • A Year in The Save Movement

    The Save Movement is a fast-growing, grassroots movement that is springing up all over the world. It is based on the philosophy of Bearing Witness. Leo Tolstoy defined the moral duty to bear witness as: “When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain… come closer, as close as you ...

  • Earthling Ed, Vegan Shakespeare

    Earthling Ed, a well-known vegan public speaker from England, spoke at a pig vigil organized by Los Angeles Animal Save. Save vigils are where caring people gather to offer water and a comforting touch to animals headed into the slaughterhouse to meet a violent death. In the case of this event it...


    Regan Russell was a statuesque figure at Animal Save vigils in Canada. The former model and one-time Mrs. Canada was an unwavering advocate for animals, often seen outside a Canadian slaughterhouse, giving water and comfort to pigs packed into trucks headed into the slaughterhouse to be killed. I...

  • Pig Vigil in Hong Kong

    Kind people bearing witness to pigs going to slaughter in Hong Kong. To start an Animal Save chapter in your community, please visit

  • Stuttgart Animal Save

  • 2020 A Year In Review Animal Save Movement