Washington State Bans Cruel Confinement of Egg Laying Hens

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This week Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a groundbreaking bill into law that will ban the sale of of eggs from caged hens. This law will phase out cruel confinement by 2023 and applies to eggs sold in the state but produced elsewhere. Washington is the latest state to ban hen cages. Several states have passed laws in the recent …

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Quorn Invests £7 million into Vegan R&D and “Bleeding” Vegan Burger

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Quorn, one of the world’s leading brands in frozen meat alternatives, announced that it is investing £7 million (about $9 million US) into vegan research and development. The UK-based company intends to open a research and development facility in their North Yorkshire headquarters as a response to a 12% rise in sales in just the first half of this year. …

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Morningstar Goes Vegan with 3 Chick’n Products

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Vegans, rejoice: Thanks to a Vegan Outreach campaign, Morningstar Farms just announced that three of their meatless “chicken” options are now available fully vegan! Many plant-based eaters have long been disappointed that Morningstar, a household name when it comes to meat alternatives, still uses egg and dairy ingredients. In 2008, in response to a Compassion Over Killing campaign with Vegan …

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PROGRESS: Dunkin’ Donuts New CEO Says Plant-Based Options Are on the Way

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Change is brewing at Dunkin’ Donuts: The chain, now led by a new CEO, is considering vegan options, as thousands ask for vegan treats through Compassion Over Killing’s campaign. Millions of consumers nationwide are opting for plant-based options to help the animals who suffer at the hands of the egg and dairy industries, and protect their health as well as …

Major Egg Producer’s Stocks Drop as Consumers Pick Vegan

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One the nation’s leading producers of eggs, Cal-Maine, has cited a consumer shift toward plant-based egg options as a reason its profits are dropping! The company has stated a $74.3 million loss for the 2017 fiscal year and stocks are down by 22%, as it produces more eggs than it can sell. CNBC reports: “A surge in the popularity of …

DYK? Consider These Amazing Facts About Chickens

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Chickens are intelligent, curious, and social animals. So if you’re ever called a “bird brain,” you should consider it a compliment! In honor of National Chicken Month, we’re sharing fun facts that you may not know about these remarkable birds. And you can help us make National Chicken Month about helping chickens! All donations through September 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, in …

Good News for Hens: Supreme Court Denies Prop 2 Challenge

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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 …

CA Egg Farm Slapped with Cruelty Charges for Violating Prop 2

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Time and again, Compassion Over Killing has cracked open the truth behind egg industry cruelty, from our undercover investigations, to getting misleading “Animal Care Certified” labels removed from cartons, and our continued efforts to protect both hens and consumers. In the first charges against an egg farm for violations of California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (known as “Prop 2”), …

New Vegan Cookbook Recreates All the Egg Dishes You Love

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As consumers are increasingly aware, the “incredible edible egg” isn’t so incredible after all. Factory farms are known for their horrific cruelty to chickens, and 95% of egg-laying hens spend their lives in cages so small they can’t even spread their wings. Not only is the painful reality for chickens raised for eggs and meat on factory farms, exposed time and again by …