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Judge Allows Compassion Over Killing to Help Defend Animal Protection Law

On Friday, a California judge ruled against the North American Meat Institute’s (“NAMI”) request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the implementation of Proposition 12 until the full legal case can be heard. The same judge additionally ruled that Compassion Over Killing (COK) and other groups would be allowed to intervene in the lawsuit to defend this historic law. …

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NYC Becomes Largest City in the World to Ban Cruel Foie Gras

As part of a historic animal protection package passed in the New York City Council, NYC has become the largest city in the world to ban cruel foie gras. Championed by Speaker Corey Johnson with support from a coalition of animal protection organizations led by Voters for Animal Rights, this bill includes multiple measures to make New York City a …

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School of Fish Swarms Against Cruelty in Suffolk, VA

Compassion Over Killing’s mermaid and her fish friends swarmed a Virginia seafood plant that is reportedly producing salmon for Martha Stewart in protest of the cruelty we uncovered at a hatchery owned by parent company Cooke Aquaculture. Earlier this month, COK’s undercover investigation documented egregious cruelty to salmon at a hatchery for Cooke Aquaculture, parent of True North–which recently teamed …

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The Possibility of Munching on Metal: Is Your “Food” Safe?

Taco Bell has been making headlines, but not for its new vegetarian-friendly menu. The enormous fast-food chain has instead issued a recall of 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef because it was possibly contaminated with “extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings.” As a former undercover investigator, I can attest to the fact that this isn’t actually that crazy a possibility. I’ve …

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VICTORY: Dunkin’ Rolling out Beyond Sausage Nationwide!

Dunkin’ just announced that it is rolling out the Beyond Sausage Sandwich nationwide November 6! When Dunkin’ originally tested the Beyond Sausage Sandwich in Manhattan, the coffee giant hinted at rolling out the sandwich at participating restaurants nationwide at the start of the new year. However, because of sizzling demand, Dunkin’ has just announced that the veganizable Beyond Sausage breakfast …

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Animal Welfare Institute Prevails in Challenge to Pork Producer Labeling

Once again, an animal protection group has exposed animal agriculture’s deceptive advertising tactics. Earlier this year, the Animal Welfare Institute (“AWI”) filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division (“NAD”) challenging the truthfulness of advertising claims by the Clemens Food Group, LLC/Hatfield Quality Meats (“Hatfield”). On labels for their pork products, Hatfield falsely claimed their pigs are …

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COK to USDA: Revoke Amick Farms’ Cruel High-Speed Slaughter Waiver

Compassion Over Killing has just fired off a letter urging the USDA to revoke Amick Farms’ cruel high-speed slaughter waiver in the aftermath of undercover footage revealing egregious violence at the plant. Despite COK’s recent undercover investigation, Amick Farms and the USDA have yet to admit the disastrous effects of running kill lines at recklessly fast speeds of up to …

New Dairy Exposé Reveals the Nightmare Behind Nestlé

Calves’ horns burned off, cows hung and pushed by tractors, shot in the head April 4, 2019 — Working inside Martin Farms, a dairy factory farm in Chambersburg, Penn. supplying one of the nation’s top ice cream brands —  owned by Nestlé, a Compassion Over Killing (COK) undercover investigator documented senseless and violent abuse of mother cows and their defenseless …