Animal Outlook’s MeatOut 2020 Kicks Off Its 35th Year

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Animal Outlook’s MeatOut campaign empowers people around the world to turn over a new leaf on March 20, the first day of spring, by pledging to explore the many benefits of plant-based eating, for our health, the environment, and animals. MeatOut was first launched in 1985 to promote a national — and increasingly international — conversation questioning consumption of animal …

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Animal Outlook Sues USDA (Again) Over Reckless High-Speed Chicken Slaughter

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Animal Outlook, alongside the Humane Society of the United States, the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Marin Humane Society, and Mercy for Animals, just filed its second lawsuit against the USDA’s reckless high-speed slaughter program—this time, on behalf of the billions of chickens slaughtered in the US every year.  Animal Outlook’s recent investigation of high-speed chicken slaughter plant Amick Farms revealed …

Animal Outlook and Other Animal Protection Groups Sue USDA over Slaughter of Sick, Injured Pigs

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Animal Outlook, alongside six other animal protection groups, sued Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the Department of Agriculture today for failing to protect pigs who are too sick or injured to walk at slaughterhouses, posing serious risks to animals and food safety. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Rochester, New York, challenges the agency’s failure to follow Congress’s …

VICTORY: Starbucks Confirms Plant-Based Breakfast Patty

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Just days after hinting at exploring vegan protein, Starbucks has confirmed it will cook up a vegan breakfast patty for its US and Canada menus this year. In today’s earnings call, Starbucks COO Roz Brewer stated, “We will be introducing a breakfast sandwich this year with a plant-based patty both in US and Canada, and the combination of those pairings …

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Starbucks is Finally Exploring Vegan Breakfast Meats

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After years of campaigning from Jane Velez-Mitchell and Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing), Starbucks may finally be catching up with the sizzling demand for vegan food by teasing a meaty vegan breakfast item.  In a new sustainability commitment on its US website, the coffee giant declares, “From more plant-based food and beverages to reusables, Starbucks is looking far and …

IHOP HQ Receives 23,000 Signatures on Petition Asking for Vegan Pancake

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In celebration of National Pancake Day (September 26!), Compassion Over Killing and Vegan Outreach delivered 23,000 petition signatures from our joint campaign to IHOP’s headquarters in Glendale, California. The petition delivery was accompanied by a GIANT stack of vegan pancakes to drive home just how hungry we are for a vegan pancake at IHOP.  The campaign, launched this summer, is …

McDonald’s Canada to Test Beyond Meat “P.L.T.” Burger

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Finally beginning to catch up with plant-based demand, McDonald’s has announced that it will be trialing a plant-based “P.L.T.” Beyond Meat burger in select Canada locations. This progress is happening after mounting pressure on McDonald’s to catch up with competitors, including hundreds of comments from Compassion Over Killing supporters and popular petitions like this one. Though McDonald’s has previously debuted …

USDA Deregulates Pig Slaughterhouses Despite Horrible Consequences for Animals

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Despite pushback from Compassion Over Killing (COK) and other animal, workers’ rights, and consumer advocacy groups, the USDA has pushed forward a new rule deregulating pig slaughter under the guise of “modernization.” But this rule is a dangerous step backwards. Now, COK is criticizing the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) rule, which comes at a time when the public …

Will Tyson Turn the Tide with Vegan Shrimp Investment?

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Contrasting Tyson’s recent sinking progress in the plant-powered revolution, the poultry giant is making a splash with its latest investment: vegan shrimp. But can this massive meat company become a true food leader in today’s sea of compassionate options?  The chicken industry titan just announced a minority stake in New Wave Foods, maker of a 100% plant-based shrimp from seaweed, …