How Animal Outlook is Responding to COVID-19

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March 17, 2020 Animal Outlook is aiming to take proactive measures in response to the uncertainties and growing concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11.  Being mindful of the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, supporters and the wider community and in an effort to flatten the curve, …

Animal Outlook’s MeatOut 2020 Kicks Off Its 35th Year

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Animal Outlook’s MeatOut campaign empowers people around the world to turn over a new leaf on March 20, the first day of spring, by pledging to explore the many benefits of plant-based eating, for our health, the environment, and animals. MeatOut was first launched in 1985 to promote a national — and increasingly international — conversation questioning consumption of animal …

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Animal Outlook Sues USDA (Again) Over Reckless High-Speed Chicken Slaughter

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Animal Outlook, alongside the Humane Society of the United States, the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Marin Humane Society, and Mercy for Animals, just filed its second lawsuit against the USDA’s reckless high-speed slaughter program—this time, on behalf of the billions of chickens slaughtered in the US every year.  Animal Outlook’s recent investigation of high-speed chicken slaughter plant Amick Farms revealed …

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 …

VICTORY: Starbucks Confirms Plant-Based Breakfast Patty

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

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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 an Animal Outlook Investigator

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As an undercover investigator for Animal Outlook, 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 tag …