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Lawsuit Claims Tyson Foods Supervisors Bet on COVID-19 Positive Results

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Slaughterhouses are breeding grounds for disease, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities around slaughterhouses and factory farms are being decimated by the virus. But instead of closing down, slowing lines or providing adequate personal protective equipment, Tyson Foods managers are taking bets on how many workers will test positive for the deadly virus.  In a lawsuit filed in November, the …

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Tyson’s “Plant-Based” News Isn’t Plant-Based At All

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After teasing a plant-based protein endeavor and telling Compassion Over Killing that it was “looking at plant protein as the future of protein,” Tyson Foods’ new Raised & Rooted brand falls short of the mark. The new brand, which Tyson is calling “plant-based” is, well, not plant-based at all. The brand’s debut products include nuggets that, while meatless, contain egg …

Tyson Foods: Vegan “News Coming in a Few Weeks”

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Tyson Foods has just pledged to Compassion Over Killing that more plant protein news is “coming very soon” at a food innovation forum at its Chicago office–yet it continues to ignore the extreme cruelty COK documented in its supply chain.  At the “New Disruptors in Consumer Products: Incubators, Accelerators & Entrepreneurs” forum at Tyson’s Chicago office last week, COK volunteer …

Tyson Foods Pursuing “Alternative Proteins”

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Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest poultry producer, is moving further into the vegan market with plant-based proteins, as Compassion Over Killing’s campaign continues pressuring Tyson to continue this shift as well as end cruel rapid growth in birds. On the company’s first-quarter earnings call, Tyson chief executive hinted at this new development, saying “In the weeks ahead, you’ll be hearing …

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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

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After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …

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Tyson Foods Invests in Plant Protein–But Continues Rampant Chicken Cruelty

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The world’s largest poultry producer, Tyson Foods, announced another plant-fueled investment, funding a company producing vegan protein from mushroom roots. Though this is a positive step showing that companies are reacting to consumer demand by investing in plant protein, Compassion Over Killing continues to take Tyson to task for its failure to do better by birds. Pivoting to Plant Protein …

5 Ways to Help Chickens Today

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January 5th is National Bird Day — a day to celebrate our feathered friends of all types. So today, we’re bringing attention to the land animal most killed for food: the chicken. Did you know? Chickens have sophisticated social orders. Like humans, they build relationships, distinguish between individuals, use logic, and even plan ahead. They’re also good at math! Also …

Message in the Sky over Tyson-Sponsored Poultry Fest: Cruelty Won’t Fly!

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Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) flocked to the Tyson Foods-sponsored Poultry Festival in Arkansas, in a powerful demonstration urging the poultry giant to end cruel, unnatural rapid growth in birds and shift towards plant protein. COK volunteers turned up the heat on Tyson to take action, demonstrating around the festival’s barbecue event with signs that “Tyson’s cruelty won’t fly” as consumers …