VICTORY: Starbucks Confirms Plant-Based Breakfast Patty

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Just days after hinting at exploring vegan protein, Starbucks has confirmed it will offer a vegan breakfast patty on its US and Canada menus this year. In today’s earnings call, 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 is significant …

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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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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

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After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …

Celebrating 14 years at COK: A reflection of the past as we build a kinder future

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By Erica Meier, Executive Director The New Year offers an important opportunity for reflection, which can spark creative ideas for growth and forward progress. As we enter 2019, I’m reminded that this month, January 2019, marks my 14-year anniversary working at Compassion Over Killing!   I moved to the nation’s capital in 1999 and soon started volunteering at COK. At …


18 Ways Animal Outlook Changed the World for Animals in 2018

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Thanks to your unwavering support, we continue making the world a better place for animals. It has truly been a landmark year for Animal Outlook. With you at our side, our undercover investigations expose the truth, our legal team fights for justice, and our corporate campaigns change menus and minds. To wrap up 2018 and get inspired for the new …


Campaign Victory: BOCA Confirms Most Products are Now Vegan

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Animal Outlook is excited to share this breaking news update about our campaign to persuade BOCA Foods to ditch dairy. Over the past few months, the company has eliminated all but four items with dairy. That means eight of BOCA’s 12 products are now completely vegan. BOCA Brand Manager Eric Palmer confirmed in a statement to Animal Outlook: “At BOCA, …

COK Prompts Announcement of New Line of Vegan Foods at Starbucks

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Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) created quite a buzz at Starbucks’ annual shareholder meeting at the Seattle Center, speaking on behalf of the nearly 30,000 people asking the coffee chain for vegan foods nationwide, and prompting the exciting news of a new plant-based line. COK also launched mobile ads this week, targeting the meeting venue and 200,000 people in Seattle, …

Victory: New Vegan Cupcake at Starbucks!

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Thousands of compassionate consumers like you have joined Compassion Over Killing and Jane Velez-Mitchell in asking for vegan foods at Starbucks — and the coffee chain is responding by brewing up new menu items! This summer, Starbucks debuted a protein-packed vegan lentil bowl…which quickly sold out at some locations due to high demand. The addition followed dairy-free milks (almond, soy, and coconut!) for …