Meet Mike Wolf

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Mike Wolf

Director of Investigations


Mike Wolf is the Director of Investigations for Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC.

He joined COK in 2014, and has since led investigative efforts into meat, dairy, and egg facilities. He has overseen multiple investigations that have gone viral, sparking a national conversation about the treatment of farmed animals, and ultimately, impacting meaningful change. Among the investigative efforts Mike has led are a 2015 investigation into Hormel supplier Quality Pork Processors, exposing the dangers of a cruel USDA high-speed slaughter pilot program; and a 2016 Tyson Foods investigation that offered the first hidden-camera look inside broiler breeder factory farms and provided hard-hitting evidence that drove unprecedented trials and convictions for cruelty to chickens.

Before working at COK, Mike spent several years working as an Undercover Investigator with a focus on animal agriculture. His investigations included working undercover at hog farm suppliers to Smithfield and Hormel, resulting in dozens of criminal cruelty charges. His cases have been featured in several national media outlets as well as multiple books written on the topic of investigations.

He also has a strong passion for vegan fitness, and hopes to show how easy it is to gain vegan muscle as a member of PlantBuilt’s Powerlifting team.


Shorter bio:

Mike Wolf is the Director of Investigations for Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC.
He joined COK in 2014, and since then has led investigative efforts into meat, dairy, and egg facilities, overseeing multiple investigations that have gone viral, sparking a national debate, and ultimately, change.

Before working at COK, Mike spent several years working as an Undercover Investigator with a focus on animal agriculture.