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Animal Outlook and Other Animal Protection Groups Sue USDA over Slaughter of Sick, Injured Pigs

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Animal Outlook, alongside six other animal protection groups, sued Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today for failing to protect pigs who are too sick or injured to walk at slaughterhouses, posing serious risks to animals and food safety. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Rochester, New York, challenges the USDA’s failure to …

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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 …

“Doctors Can and Should Care About Anyone’s Suffering:” an Interview With Dr. Aysha Akhtar

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Ahead of the DC VegFest, we had the opportunity to chat with one of the festival’s Main Stage speakers, Dr. Aysha Akhtar. A leader in both animal rights and neurology, Dr. Akhtar’s brand new book Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies beautifully examines the deep personal connections we have with animals and how that influences …

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Dunkin’ Promises More Plant-Based Options at Shareholder Meeting

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Today, Animal Outlook put Dunkin’ in the hot seat for a vegan donut at its annual shareholder meeting–prompting a promising response that there are vegan options on the way. After adding almond milk to its menu in 2014, Dunkin’ has yet to cater to the tens of thousands of us asking for a vegan donut. But the CEO announced last …

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Celebrating 14 Years: Reflecting on the Past, Building a Kinder Future

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By Erica Meier, Executive Director The New Year offers an important opportunity for reflection, which can spark creative ideas for growth and forward progress. As we enter 2019, I’m reminded that this month, January 2019, marks my 14-year anniversary working at Compassion Over Killing (now Animal Outlook).  I moved to the nation’s capital in 1999 and soon started volunteering at …

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Meat Industry Fears New Report Calling for Plant-Based Diet to Mitigate Climate and Health Crisis

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Meat industry: An important new report from the EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health emphasizes the vital role food plays in the safety of our planet and global health. These findings are consistent with other recent research, including a study by Science confirming the most effective way to reduce your environmental impact is to stop consuming animal products, and …

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Abuse of Birds by McDonald’s Illuminated by Times Square Ad

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Abuse of birds in McDonald’s supply chain illuminated by Times Square ad As thousands descended upon Times Square to ring in the New Year, the crowd saw an eye-opening billboard from a coalition of animal protection organizations including Animal Outlook, Animal Equality, The Humane League, World Animal Protection and Mercy For Animals. This powerful ad exposes fast-food giant McDonald’s and …

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Video: Singing Chicken’s Telegram Ruffles Feathers at McDonald’s HQ

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Singing chicken pays a visit to McDonald’s headquarters with an important message We sent a singing chicken to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago to deliver a telegram message to the fast food giant on behalf of the hundreds of millions of birds suffering in its supply chain. In the telegram, our costumed vocalist sings: “Chickens require a number of things: First, …

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McDonald’s Cruelty Highlighted in Times Square Ad

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McDonald’s Cruelty Highlighted in Times Square Ad A powerful new video ad in Times Square is shining the spotlight on McDonald’s cruelty, reaching millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike. This weekend, Animal Outlook along with Animal Equality, The Humane League, World Animal Protection, Mercy For Animals and Compassion in World Farming took out a digital billboard exposing the unconscionable …