animal agriculture

Land O’Fakes: How The False Narrative Of The Happy Farm Hides The Truth About Animal Agriculture’s Impact On The Planet

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Picture a farm as it might be portrayed in a children’s story or a television commercial. A red barn. Perhaps a rolling hill with a lone oak tree at the crest. Cows, pigs  and chickens dot the landscape, each one idly enjoying the sunshine and green grass. The subtext of these images is clear: This is a peaceful, happy place. …

Beyond Meat Launches Vegan Chicken Tenders 

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Big news: Beyond Meat has unveiled its newest product, vegan chicken tenders. Largely known for its Beyond Burger, the company has also branched out to create meat-free alternatives including meatballs and sausages. Beyond Meat’s number-one competitor, Impossible Foods, has matched Beyond’s efforts with its line of beef products. However, Beyond is creating serious differentiation as they venture into the world …

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John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” Blasts Factory Farms, Slaughterhouses

Piper Hoffman Animals, Environment, Events, Investigations, News, Veg Eating 6 Comments

The last two episodes of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” showed in chilling and vivid detail how abuses in animal agribusiness cause animal suffering and environmental devastation as well as human illness, injury, and death.

Healthy Vegan Swaps for Veganuary

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It’s the start of the new year and Veganuary is in full swing! It’s no surprise that a growing number of people are looking for simple ways to add plant-based ingredients into their meals: adopting a plant-rich vegan lifestyle is one of the best ways we can protect our health, the planet, and animals. I was recently invited into WJLA’s …

Burger King Introduces Impossible Whopper

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UPDATE: After a successful trial in St. Louis, Burger King now plans to roll out the Impossible Whopper nationwide this year. By 2020, Impossible Whoppers should be available in all 7,000+ restaurants. After vegetarian line MorningStar Farms announced that it would go fully vegan, there was a lot of speculation over whether Burger King, which currently carries a MorningStar burger …

Earth-Friendly Recipes to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Climate scientists, companies, and citizens alike are concerned over the threat of climate change and emphasizing our need to reduce our impact–and fast. Luckily, there’s a simple recipe for protecting the earth: Pick vegan foods! In a report feared by the meat industry, the prestigious EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health made something clear: to mitigate a climate crisis, …

Vegan Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

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Whether you’re looking for a little motivation or hoping to share the vegan message with your friends and family, a documentary or film is a great way to start. There are few better ways to steel your resolve to make a change than impactful stories, moving footage, and information on how and why. Netflix is always changing its lineup, so …

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Celebrating 14 Years: Reflecting on the Past, Building 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 (now Animal Outlook).  I moved to the nation’s capital in 1999 and soon started volunteering at …