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165,000 Lives Lost in Tragic Fire

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Just several days ago, 165,000 lives were lost in a fire. If anyone were to read a headline like that, they would undoubtedly refer to it as a tragedy and mourn the lives lost. But when the 165,000 lives are those of chickens imprisoned at an egg factory farm, the animal agriculture industry refers to that as an unfortunate loss …

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 …

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 …

Report: Over Half of US Consumers More Concerned About Farm Animal Welfare

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As Compassion Over Killing’s investigations reveal, farm animals endure immense suffering behind the closed doors of animal agribusiness. And consumers are increasingly unwilling to buy into this cruelty. A recent report from Packaged Facts shows that over half of US consumers — 58% — are more concerned about farm animal welfare than they were a few years ago, from housing, to …

USDA Issues Major Animal Welfare Standards for Organic Farms

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May 12 update: This week, USDA delayed this animal welfare standards rule for the second time and is now asking the public to comment on the protections—again! Please submit a comment here before the deadline on June 9. Suggested sample comment language: Secretary Perdue, as an American, I demand the organic animal welfare rule go into effect immediately. The final Organic Livestock and …

Miss Eggs? Here Are Some Vegan Egg Substitutes

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Vegan Eggs: Too Good To Be True? Be it sunny side up, over easy, or hard boiled — most of us grew up eating eggs in the morning. A breakfast, baking, and binding staple, it seems like eggs are EVERYWHERE. Unfortunately, eggs are bad for human health; inhumane for hens and chicks; detrimental for the environment; and in increasingly short …

New Investigation: Slaughterhouse Horrors for Hens

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Behind nearly every  “incredible edible” egg sold in grocery stores today is a hen so intensively confined inside a barren wire battery cage, she can barely even move. With just 67 square inches of floor space on which to live – about the size of an iPad – she can’t even flap her wings, let alone nest, perch, dust bathe, …

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Think Smoking is Unhealthy? Eating Eggs Might Be Worse

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eggs-smoking-286x167.jpgIn a new video, posted on one of our favorite websites, NutritionFacts.org,  Dr. Michael Greger discusses the details of a competing risk analysis from a Harvard Nurse’s Health Study on women’s health.

Among other important topics, the review compares the dangers of smoking to the dangers of eating animal products. The results?     

According to the study, the number one single cause
of death was heart disease, and dietary cholesterol consumption was a
significant risk factor for death. The second leading cause of death was from smoking-related cancer.