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Animal Outlook in 2016: The Power of Change

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2016: Our Year in Review THANK YOU: Together, we are changing the world for animals. As highlighted in our year-in-review video, Animal Outlook has achieved groundbreaking progress and victories for farmed animals in 2016, thanks to your generosity and support. Our brave investigator uncovered for the time ever the horrors hidden inside chicken breeding factory farms. We successfully persuaded three top …

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Criminal Animal Cruelty Complaint Filed Against Hormel Supplier

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This week in Minnesota state court, Animal Outlook filed a complaint alleging criminal animal cruelty based on undercover video filmed inside Quality Pork Processors (QPP), a pig slaughter plant that exclusively supplies Hormel Foods. The filing in Mower County District Court applies the state law, Minn. Stat. § 343.22, allowing private citizens to request a warrant and investigation upon an …


Animal Protection Coalition Urges USDA To Protect Consumers

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USDA: Protect Consumers From Deceptive Food Labels The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing), representing more than six million consumers, submitted a joint comment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The comment sharply criticizes the agency’s Labeling Guideline on Documentation …

VICTORY for Hens: CA Ban on Battery-Cage Egg Sales Upheld!

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A decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has brought a big victory for millions of hens! The Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states that sought to block enforcement of California’s Proposition 2, which bans the sale of eggs from battery-caged hens. Compassion Over Killing (COK) applauds the news, after joining Animal Legal Defense …


Lawsuit Claims Chicken Industry Killed Birds to Illegally Inflate Prices

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Chickens are forced to endure some of the worst abuses in animal agribusiness, and Animal Outlook works to bring their suffering, and that of all farmed animals, to light. Our investigators have revealed birds buried alive in pits and newly hatched chicks ground alive or left to slowly die. Despite desperate efforts by the industry to hide such abuse, we continue …

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Class Action Settlement: U.S. Dairy Industry to Pay $52 Million in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

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Dairy Industry Pays $52M in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Settlement As Animal Outlook has exposed time and again, the dairy industry consistently shows utter disregard for animal welfare — from taking newborn calves away from their mothers to shipping “spent” cows off to slaughter. That’s hardly where the unethical behavior ends. According to a class action lawsuit filed in 2011, the industry’s …

Justice for All: Celebrating Cheryl Leahy’s 10 Years at COK!

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A note from Compassion Over Killing’s Board of Directors:  We are so proud to celebrate Cheryl Leahy’s 10-year anniversary at COK! As General Counsel, Cheryl proves that no sector of animal agriculture is beyond the reach of COK’s challenge. She has led investigative efforts against the egg, dairy, chicken, pork, beef, turkey, and foie gras industries, and spearheaded groundbreaking legal actions against …

How Undercover Videos are Saving Lives & Changing the World

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COK’s brave undercover investigators are on an immensely important mission: to expose the truth about farmed animal abuse. They are our only eyes and ears into the secret and very dark world of factory farming, and they’re the animals’ only hope of shining a bright light on the hidden horrors they’re forced to endure everyday. Our powerful investigations have garnered award-winning …

NC Gov. Vetoes Ag-Gag, Update: Legislature Overrides Veto

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June 3, 2015 Update: Despite the Governor’s veto of this ag-gag bill, the House & Senate in North Carolina just voted to override that veto. This dangerous bill will now become law, going into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Stay tuned for more details. North Carolina’s 2015 ag-gag bill (HB405) has officially been defeated!  By vetoing this dangerous bill that …