Save-on-Meats sign stolen! Identify these guys!

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There are a few worse things than people who beat up seal pups (yes, true story reported today by The Province). But something that is equally as bad are the bandits that stole the Save-on-Meats sign. Locals know that Save-On-Meats is more than a butcher shop/restaurant. It represents good, peace and is a little glimmer of hope in a struggling neighbourhood.

So what to do? Vancouver: we need your help in identifying these guys.


Obviously, it’s hard to tell with these masks on but the bandit at the top looks like a male and I could be wrong but the other perpetrator has feminine eyes.

A few words from owner Mark Brand:

These anarchists stole our sign. Yes I’m serious. They won’t stop until the capitalists leave the neighbourhood. I’m serious. They will be embarking on a mission to close save on meats. I’m serious. Japanese peace pose. They’re serious. In all seriousness this sign is a real heart felt piece for the people who work with us. It makes them really sad that people would steal it and disrespect their living. Therefore making me upset. Help me find it and spread the word fast. I’m serious.

Please share any ideas/comments/concerns you have at the comment section below.


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  • Quirky

    Are you serious?

  • Peter Schwagly

    Will keep eyes open. Also, those look more like attention whores than anarchists… Don’t feed their egos with the word.

  • Rocko

    Anti-Gentrification Front?

  • Ohhai

    Hmm… smart anarchists – no EXIF data on picture.

  • Jim B.

    Anti-Gentrification Front? AGF? google AGF for the irony.

  • Leah Em

    Stealing a restaurant sign is pathetic….Equally as bad as people that punch baby seals? I think not. (Stealing a sign, in no way, should be compared to animal cruelty)

  • pablopicante

    i think i can identify them – a couple of total wastes of skin.

  • mrtintalbot

    There are 2 people on this photo, at the top and on the bottom right.

  • Eschelle

    I hope that second person is a male so he can forever know about his sassy feminine eyes… as I said on the save on meats fb page
    people have WAY too much time on their hands that they’re taking a
    fucking sign and trying to get attention from it. GROW UP FOLKS put
    your energy into solving a PROBLEM not being a freaking douche and a
    half. Go clean up garbage downtown or something you goofs, feed some
    homeless, hand out fresh socks!”

  • Carlos Yong

    EXIF shows that it was a screenshot edited in Adobe Fireworks. Probably by Mark himself and sent out.

  • Selim Mete

    I’m a local filmmaker and working with SaveOnMeats we were just about to release a video about their token program which only one of their pro-community efforts. Here are some of the faces behind this great initiative since none of them have any reason to be wearing masks unlike these infantile cowards:

  • Steph

    Me thinks this is a marketing ploy…

  • Anthony Baisi
  • ryanarchist

    Agreed. The label “anarchist” is being applied (to and by the perpetrators) to sensationalize their story and generate buzz. Repeating their claim to it, without comment, unfortunately contributes to the obfuscations of anarchism as a political philosophy.

    At least take a moment to mention that property destruction has always been controversial among anarchists; it is often based on failure to actually read Proudhon (taking his rhetoric out of context); it has no logically necessary connection to anarchist proposals for voluntary co-operation and mutualist federalism.