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Animal Protection Groups Sue USDA For Gutting Pig Slaughterhouse Rules

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Together with six other organizations, today Compassion Over Killing filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) challenging its decision to reduce oversight at pig slaughterhouses and eliminate limits on slaughter speeds. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York on behalf of Farm Sanctuary, Animal Equality, the Animal Legal …

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Judge Allows Compassion Over Killing to Help Defend Animal Protection Law

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On Friday, a California judge ruled against the North American Meat Institute’s (“NAMI”) request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the implementation of Proposition 12 until the full legal case can be heard. The same judge additionally ruled that Compassion Over Killing (COK) and other groups would be allowed to intervene in the lawsuit to defend this historic law. …

New Dairy Exposé Reveals the Nightmare Behind Nestlé

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Calves’ horns burned off, cows hung and pushed by tractors, shot in the head April 4, 2019 — Working inside Martin Farms, a dairy factory farm in Chambersburg, Penn. supplying one of the nation’s top ice cream brands —  owned by Nestlé, a Compassion Over Killing (COK) undercover investigator documented senseless and violent abuse of mother cows and their defenseless …

Reader’s Choice: COK’s Top 6 Blogs of 2018

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With your support, Compassion Over Killing has spent 2018 fighting for truth, justice, and compassion for all. Through our groundbreaking legal work, undercover investigations, corporate campaigns, and education and outreach, we’ve made huge strides for animals this year. This has included enormous victories, like pushing companies like BOCA to make the majority of their products vegan, demonstrations telling cruel corporations …

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We’re So Close to a Vegan Donut We Can Almost Taste It…

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We’re so close to a vegan donut at Dunkin’, we can almost taste it. In response to a Compassion Over Killing campaign where YOU asked Dunkin’ Donuts (soon to be called “Dunkin’”) to roll out a compassionate vegan option, Dunkin responded. The top US donut chain told COK it’s currently trying formulas for a vegan donut. But before we could …

Video: Singing Chicken’s Telegram Ruffles Feathers at McDonald’s HQ

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A singing “chicken” flocked to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago today to squawk out a telegram message to the fast food giant on behalf of the hundreds of millions of birds suffering in its supply chain: painful rapid growth and extreme crowding just won’t fly. In the telegram ruffling feathers at McDonald’s HQ, the “bird,” a costumed vocalist there with Compassion …

VIDEO: Moms Ask for a BOCA Brand Kind to All Mothers

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Just ahead of Mother’s Day, moms are speaking out in a video call to action, asking Kraft Heinz to choose kindness for all mothers by dropping cruelly produced cow’s milk from its BOCA brand. While BOCA has become a meatless household name, dairy is still used in the majority of its product line, despite the cycle of cruelty endured by …