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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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Nestlé Drops Ice Cream After COK Investigation Reveals Cruelty in Dairy Supply Line

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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 Compassion Over Killing’s heartbreaking investigation exposing cruelty behind Nestlé’s massive Maryland ice cream factory, tens of thousands of you have urged the food giant to churn out dairy-free options through our …

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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. …

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 …

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The Possibility of Munching on Metal: Is Your “Food” Safe?

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Taco Bell has been making headlines, but not for its new vegetarian-friendly menu. The enormous fast-food chain has instead issued a recall of 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef because it was possibly contaminated with “extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings.” As a former undercover investigator, I can attest to the fact that this isn’t actually that crazy a possibility. I’ve …

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VICTORY: Dunkin’ Rolling out Beyond Sausage Nationwide!

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Dunkin’ just announced that it is rolling out the Beyond Sausage Sandwich nationwide November 6! When Dunkin’ originally tested the Beyond Sausage Sandwich in Manhattan, the coffee giant hinted at rolling out the sandwich at participating restaurants nationwide at the start of the new year. However, because of sizzling demand, Dunkin’ has just announced that the veganizable Beyond Sausage breakfast …