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 …

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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 …

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Vegan in 2020: 8 Ways to Give the Year a Brighter Outlook for Animals

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Happy New Year! As we rang in 2019, our resolution was to make 2019 the Year of the Vegan, and those efforts paid off in huge legal victories, groundbreaking investigations, and successful corporate campaigns. We’ve worked hard to make vegan eating easier than ever, so now it’s your turn to transform your 2020.  Is your New Year’s resolution to go …

Cow 714: A Letter From a COK Investigator

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As an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing, I can’t yet tell you my name–but I can tell you the story of cow 714.  Last winter, I worked undercover at Martin Farms, a dairy factory farm in Pennsylvania. During my time there, through all the chaos, I connected with a kind and beautiful cow who was only known by her …

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 …

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 …

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School of Fish Swarms Against Cruelty in Suffolk, VA

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Compassion Over Killing’s mermaid and her fish friends swarmed a Virginia seafood plant that is reportedly producing salmon for Martha Stewart in protest of the cruelty we uncovered at a hatchery owned by parent company Cooke Aquaculture. Earlier this month, COK’s undercover investigation documented egregious cruelty to salmon at a hatchery for Cooke Aquaculture, parent of True North–which recently teamed …