“Beyond The Lies” Takes Powerful Video on the Road Again

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Compassion Over Killing is proud to announce the kickoff of the spring leg of our unique Beyond The Lies program bringing a powerful message of compassion to college campuses across the state of California. This inspiring program will raise awareness among thousands of people about the suffering of animals raised and killed for food, empowering them to choose compassionate vegan …

Supreme Court Deals Big Wins for Animals

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In a big win for animals, yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court let stand three important laws: California and Massachusetts’ bans on cage confinement, and California’s foie gras ban. Foie Gras California originally enacted a ban on foie gras — diseased and abnormally enlarged liver produced by inhumanely force-feeding ducks and geese — in 2012. The law imposes a fine of …

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VICTORY: Proposition 12 Passes By a Landslide in California

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In an enormous victory for the treatment of farmed animals, California’s historic Proposition 12 passed with over 60% of the vote in yesterday’s midterm elections. This landmark legislation will ban cages for egg-laying hens, gestation crates for pregnant pigs, and veal crates for calves, and ban the sale of products made from keeping animals in these cages, which are so …

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COK Video Tours Take Thousands ‘Beyond The Lies’ of Animal Ag

smcdonald Animals, Campaigns, Outreach

Compassion Over Killing (COK) has just wrapped up its summer Beyond The Lies tours, and we are proud to announce that with your support for this new COK program, our crews have connected with nearly 12,500 people in 36 cities across the nation on Vans Warped Tour and across California, opening up meaningful dialogue about the shocking truth of how …

Win for Ducks: Federal Court Reinstates California’s Foie Gras Ban!

smcdonald Animals, Legal Advocacy, Victories

In a victory for ducks and geese, today’s unanimous 3-0 decision from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reenacts California’s ban on cruel foie gras! The court’s powerful decision states, “As societal values change, so too do our notions of acceptable food products…California, like a growing number of countries around the world, has concluded that force-fed foie gras is…repugnant.” Translated as …

Good News for Hens: Supreme Court Denies Prop 2 Challenge

smcdonald Animals, Uncategorized

In November, COK applauded a victory for hens as the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (commonly known as “Prop 2”), which bans the sale of eggs from battery-caged hens. Now comes another big win for birds! The US Supreme Court has rejected a challenge of Prop 2 filed by six major …

Disaster for Ducks: Federal Court Overturns CA’s Foie Gras Sales Ban

smcdonald Animals, Legal Advocacy, News

In a disappointing turn of events, yesterday, a federal court struck down a California law that prohibits the sale of foie gras, a cruelty-laden product made from the diseased livers of ducks and geese. This decision, which will hopefully be appealed by the state, means foie gras can once again be sold in California. California’s foie gras ban that went …

A New Year Means a New Start for Millions of Animals in California

smcdonald Animals, Legal Advocacy, News

Starting January 1, 2015,  millions of farmed animals being raised in California can no longer be intensively confined inside tiny barren cages or crates, as mandated by law.  Thanks to “Prop 2” – a history-making ballot measure overwhelmingly passed by California voters in 2008 under the official title of “The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act” – egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, …

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October is National Pizza Month – MANGIA!

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There are few things more mouthwatering than the ooey-gooey goodness of a piping-hot piece of pie, hot out of the wood-fired oven – of course, we’re talking PIZZA pie! While October may be known for many things, (Halloween, fall, pumpkins) – it’s also National Pizza Month. Pizza may traditionally be an Italian gift to the world, but the overwhelming possibilities …