The animal advocacy group Toronto Pig Save has uploaded to their YouTube channel their version of the Harlem Shake. During one of the vigils, they decided to promote and advocate through the craze of the MEME Harlem Shake.
So far the video has over 700 views and the number continues to increase. Some people may think that the Harlem Shake craze is almost out the door, but with Justin Timberlake doing a Vegan Shake during one of his sketches while hosting Saturday Night Live this past weekend, it seems that the Harlem Shake takes another purpose. People are still surfing to find new Harlem Shake versions, there is a big chance that they will stumble upon this video on a tweet, on a Facebook wall or YouTube search and become interested in learning about the Toronto Pig Save’s mission.
The main goal of the animal advocacy group is to encourage people to attend the vigils and for them to be witness of pigs cows and chickens going to Toronto's slaughterhouses. The Pig Save movement has motivated other cities to join their efforts. According to Anita Krajnc, co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, there is a Guelph Pig Save, Guelph Cow Save, Hamilton Burlington Pig Save, Melbourne Australia Pig Save and she is hoping for a Montreal Pig Save. “Bearing witness is about being present in the face of injustice in one's community and trying to help the suffering ones. There’s a quote by Leo Tolstoy from his book The Calendar of Wisdom that perfectly encapsulates the importance of bearing witness: When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to her who suffers, and try to help her” explains Anita.
Diana Vasquez is the person responsible for brainstorming the idea of the video. “The reason why I decided on bringing up the idea of this project to Anita is because I thought it would be a fun and different way of sharing the purpose of Toronto Pig Save” says Diana. It takes smart thinking, initiative, and courage to come up with new ways of spreading the message. Toronto Pig Save has probably started a new MEME amongst animal advocacy groups throughout Canada and maybe the world.
Who will be the next group doing a Harlem Shake in name for animals?
To watch the video Harlem Shake is so Vegan with Toronto Pig Save click here
To watch Justin Timberlake’s Vegan Version of Harlem Shake click here
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