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VICTORY: CA Upholds Proposition 12 Limiting Cruel Confinement Despite Industry Pushback

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A coalition of animal protection groups including Animal Outlook have won a fight to uphold California’s historic Proposition 12. This victory comes despite opposition from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Proposition 12 The proposition, passed in 2018, supplements prior legislation that prohibits cruel confinement practices for egg-laying hens, pigs, and calves used for veal, as well as the sale …

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Emails Suggest Meat Industry Influenced COVID-19 Executive Order

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As COVID-19 began to spread across the United States this spring, slaughterhouses were hit particularly hard. But despite outbreaks making thousands of workers sick and even killing some of them, President Trump issued an executive order aiming to keep production lines running. As a result of staying open, more slaughterhouse workers across the country were infected with COVID-19, and many …

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McDonald’s Canada Testing Beyond Meat Burger

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McDonald’s now offers a P.L.T. (plant, lettuce, tomato) Beyond Meat burger in select Canada locations. This progress comes following mounting pressure on the fast food giant to catch up with competitors, including hundreds of comments from Animal Outlook supporters and popular petitions like this one. Though McDonald’s has previously tested vegan options in markets like Germany and the UK, the …

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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

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After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …

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High-Speed Horror: USDA to Dangerously Increase Slaughter Speeds

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As ghosts and goblins descend on us this month, Compassion Over Killing is flooding the USDA’s offices with new ads to ensure all eyes are on another, real-life horror for millions of animals, workers, and consumers: the federal agency’s cruel and dangerous high-speed slaughter program. Making matters even worse for the billions of chickens who are violently slaughtered for food …

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ACTION ALERT: Tell McDonald’s to Do Better for Birds

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This week, activists have been putting pressure on McDonald’s at their headquarters in Chicago and across the country, telling the fast food giant to do better by birds. You can take action too. Chickens raised for food are often bred for cruel rapid growth, becoming so unnaturally large at such a young age that many cannot even support their own …

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600 Birds Rescued While Billions Remain Confined

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This week, the ASPCA discovered over 600 birds crammed into a private residence near Columbus, OH. Among the birds were parakeets, parrots, cockatiels, macaws, and others. After responding to a public complaint about concern for the living conditions of the birds, Columbus Humane called in the ASPCA and all of the birds are now in their care and receiving medical …

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Take Action: Mountaire Falls Silent on Cruel Animal Practice

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As Mountaire, the sixth largest poultry producer in the United States, comes under fire for creating environmental and health hazards, including a wrongful death suit, it also remains silent on issues of animal welfare. Unlike 17 of the 20 top poultry producers, Mountaire has yet to publicly confirm that they do not use the cruel practice of “nose boning” in …