COK’s 10th Annual DC VegFest Bringing Food and Fun September 15

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Compassion Over Killing (COK) is proud to present our 10th annual DC VegFest on Saturday, September 15, 2018! Hosted outdoors at famed Yards Park in the nation’s capital, the DC VegFest is a free fun-filled festival of food, music, education, and inspiration with more than 20,000 attendees joining the celebration each year.    Thousands of festival-goers – vegans and pre-vegans alike …

Leilani Münter’s Vegan Strong Car Bringing TryVeg to Daytona

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Leilani Münter’s Vegan Strong car races the world-famous Daytona International Speedway tomorrow, and Compassion Over Killing (COK) is excited to join A Well-Fed World as a sponsor helping to “fuel” Leilani’s race and the compassionate message she’s bringing to the track. Leilani is a professional race car driver and environmental activist who drives a 100% solar-powered Tesla. Sports Illustrated has named her one of the top ten female race car …


Celebrate Compassion: Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

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This Thanksgiving, let’s give turkeys something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking. Sadly, around 45 million turkeys are slaughtered each year for Thanksgiving alone. During this time of gratitude, we can all help these smart and social birds by leaving them off our holiday tables. Thankfully, there are so many delicious plant-based options available for your compassionate celebration. Here are …


Inspiring Video Wins Tarshis Foundation Award

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With an empowering message that we all can choose kindness and inspire change, Animal Outlook’s moving new video, “Whose Side are You On?,” has won a Tarshis Award, to be presented at this year’s Animal Film Festival. The video, created by Animal Outlook‘s Jonathan Rosenberry, features vegan activist Lesley Parker Rollins and her family, including daughter Maya. Young Maya meets …


Big Ag’s Addiction to Antibiotics Could Kill 10 Million People Each Year by 2050

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The discovery of penicillin in the 1920’s was a medical breakthrough. Who of us hasn’t relied on antibiotics to cure an infection at some point in our lives? Yet, today in the US, 80% of antibiotics aren’t used to treat people – they’re fed to factory-farmed animals. Why? For decades, Big Ag has been pumping these drugs into animals as …


Vegan vs. Coca-Cola: Which is more popular?

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When it comes to media buzz and what people are talking about online, vegan beats out Coca-Cola. A recent article in Food Navigator highlights the increasing popularity of vegan eating in the U.S. And there’s more good news. Research in the Nutrition Business Journal reveals that meat-, dairy- and egg-free eating is hitting the mainstream: Nearly half of consumers associate …

Nasdaq offers advice: Don’t invest in meat

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While meat has long been considered a staple of the American diet, consumer eating habits are clearly shifting towards healthier and more sustainable plant-based foods. This trend is changing the food landscape so extensively, so quickly that it even has the financial world planning for the possible “death of meat.” The Nasdaq Stock Market, which is the largest stock exchange in …

You can “count” on these chicks!

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In the January issue of Science, arguably the most prestigious scientific publication in the world, a small study on baby chicks suggested a profound connection between these little animals and all human beings: we both think the same way about numbers. Wondering what that means? OK, try this: imagine the numbers 1 through 10 then pretend someone just asked you …

Don’t Skip a Beat: It’s American Heart Month!

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With Valentine’s Day falling smack dab in the middle of the month, it seems fitting that February is “American Heart Month.” Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is currently – and has been since about the 1930s — the leading cause of death for men and women in the US? Alarmingly, …