The Year of the Vegan: COK’s Actions for Animals in 2019

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Compassion Over Killing is an unwavering force for farm animals, and your support has made 2019 one of our best years yet. As we look toward 2020 and our 25th year of Compassion, here are a few ways we made the prediction that 2019 would be the “year of the vegan” come true. 1. Exposing cruelty to cows in Nestlé’s …

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Animal Protection Groups Sue USDA For Gutting Pig Slaughterhouse Rules

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Together with six other organizations, today Compassion Over Killing filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) challenging its decision to reduce oversight at pig slaughterhouses and eliminate limits on slaughter speeds. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York on behalf of Farm Sanctuary, Animal Equality, the Animal Legal …

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Nestlé Drops Ice Cream Business

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Investigation Reveals Cruelty in Dairy Supply Chain UPDATE: Just days after ditching its cruel ice cream business, Nestlé rolled out a vegan option for its Nesquik brand. Learn more on our petition. Since the release of our heartbreaking investigation exposing cruelty behind Nestlé’s massive Maryland ice cream factory, tens of thousands of you have urged the food giant to churn …

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Judge Allows Compassion Over Killing to Help Defend Animal Protection Law

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On Friday, a California judge ruled against the North American Meat Institute’s (“NAMI”) request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the implementation of Proposition 12 until the full legal case can be heard. The same judge additionally ruled that Compassion Over Killing (COK) and other groups would be allowed to intervene in the lawsuit to defend this historic law. …

Wendy’s Canada Quietly Debuts Plant-Based “Plantiful Burger”

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After the ongoing vegan buzz around fast-food chains like Dunkin’ and Burger King, it looks like Wendy’s might finally be catching up by testing a plant-based burger in Etobicoke, Ontario. After an advertisement for the burger was spotted in Ontario by Amanda Logan, Compassion Over Killing followed up with several stores in the region, where workers informed us that while …

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NYC Becomes Largest City in the World to Ban Cruel Foie Gras

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As part of a historic animal protection package passed in the New York City Council, NYC has become the largest city in the world to ban cruel foie gras. Championed by Speaker Corey Johnson with support from a coalition of animal protection organizations led by Voters for Animal Rights, this bill includes multiple measures to make New York City a …