Our goal at Manchester Pig Save is simple; we are here to open people’s eyes to the unnecessary suffering and death that is all around us, yet all too often unnoticed. We do this by publicly showing compassion to the most vulnerable and abused members of our society, the so called ‘food animals’. We hold peaceful vigils outside slaughterhouses, so that we may bear witness to the millions of animals whose lives are needlessly taken each day and to bring public awareness to their plight. Coming face to face with the victims of the animal exploiting industries has a huge impact on our choices and our attitude towards these these sentient beings who are mostly hidden from public view. Bearing witness to their suffering shows us that these … [Read More]
Latest vigil with new faces …..and cake!
After the rain of the previous vigil, we were delighted to get such a strong turnout for this morning’s event, plenty of new faces and, as seems to have become normal, there were quickly vegan cakes being circulated (is 7am too early for cake?). It wasn’t long before the first of the trucks started to arrive, loaded to the brim with innocent victims. We’re never sure how many pigs are on each truck, but we estimate at around 250; 250 innocent lives, each an individual each possessing the same … [Read More...]
Leo the Pig
In May 2016 Manchester Pig Save worked with the local council in Bradford to find a safe home for ‘Leo’, a feral pig who had been roaming the streets of Fagley for almost a year. Although Leo was adored by the majority of the community where he lived a few deemed him a nuisance and had threatened to kill him next time he wandered onto their farm … [Read More...]
Aims and Motivation
Manchester Pig save’s mission is to expose the suffering of farmed animals, help people become vegan and support building a global save movement. Manchester Pig Save’s primary aim is to bear witness to pigs sent to slaughter in Ashton. Bearing witness is being present in the face of injustice and trying to help. The vigils are peaceful and everyone is welcome to attend. At vigils, we hope to raise awareness of the suffering hidden by the meat and dairy industry by showing compassion to six month … [Read More]