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12-Hour Fundraising Vigil for the Pigs – In Opposition of Bill 156
November 4, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
JOIN US, on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 7am – 7pm, for a 12-HOUR FUNDRAISING VIGIL at Fearmans slaughterhouse, in Burlington, ON!
Bill 156 is an unconstitutional piece of legislation that threatens to take away our rights to peacefully bear witness to thousands of innocent pigs, on a daily basis. Not only does it jeopardize our ability to offer the pigs comfort and compassion, in their final terrifying moments, it takes away the right for activists and journalists to expose inhumane conditions and cruelty within the animal agriculture industry.
Animal Justice will be taking on the daunting task of challenging this Bill in the Ontario courts. In order to assist with their fight, this fundraiser is aimed to raise proceeds that will be donated to Animal Justice to help make this challenge possible.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
1. Send us a message here on Facebook, or at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive your pledge form.
2. Ask your friends, families, coworkers, neighbours – and anyone else you may know – to sponsor your hours at this 12-hour vigil!
3. Invite friends to join you and raise pledges of their own!
4. ATTEND THE VIGIL for a few hours – or even better, attend for all 12!
5. Submit your pledge forms and donations.
6. Be safe – mask-wearing and social distancing will be observed at this event.
LIVE TOO FAR AWAY TO ATTEND IN PERSON? You can still get pledges and tune in for live streams and updates throughout the day. Plus, post your own vigils and signs for the event on the Toronto Pig Save page!
THE TOP 3 FUNDRAISERS WILL RECEIVE A TORONTO PIG SAVE SWAG PACKAGE!
This event will take place, rain or shine, so be sure to watch the weather and dress accordingly. Bring a hat, gloves, jacket, blankets, umbrella and picnic basket! (Please, no alcohol or other recreational substances.)
We will be set up at the Fearmans gates, for the duration of the vigil, however you will have the option to bear witness from the sidewalk or from the corner of Appleby and Harvester.
Please note, regulations being monitored and video-taped by the Regional Police are being updated on a weekly basis so a safety briefing will be mandatory for all those participating in this event.
(Please see below for general safety guidelines.)
Signs will be available at this event, but feel free to make and bring your own – in support of the pigs, or in opposition to Bill 156. (Signs in support of veganism are awesome too!)
There will be access to a washroom during this event, across the street from Fearmans, at the Tim Hortons. (Yes, they have dairy alternative almond milk for your coffee at this location!)
HAPPY FUNDRAISING AND WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!
Please do not react negatively to any taunts or aggressive behaviour from workers or members of the public. This can increase tension and thus decrease the overall safety of the vigil. Instead please return love for hate. We use a love-based community-organizing approach based on nonviolence, love and truth as informed by Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi. With that in mind, ensure any interactions with slaughterhouse workers or police are calm and love-based. We will have Safety Marshals present during this event. If you feel someone is acting in an unsafe manner, please inform one of these Marshals.
Respect the boundaries of any coned or taped areas implemented by Safety Marshals to ensure safety.
Never climb upon trucks or run alongside them to touch pigs or take photos/videos.
Do not put your hands or fingers inside the trucks to interact with the pigs.
Never approach a moving vehicle and only approach when the Safety Marshals give the ok and the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
At all times, be mindful to keep a safe distance from the trucks when they are in motion, especially when they are turning.
**All violations, infractions, fines or charges applied to individuals for unlawful acts (related OR unrelated to Bill 156) are the sole responsibility of the individual. Attending the vigil and/or interacting with trucks /pigs is done so at your own risk.**