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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 …

IHOP HQ Receives 23,000 Signatures on Petition Asking for Vegan Pancake

In celebration of National Pancake Day (September 26!), Compassion Over Killing and Vegan Outreach delivered 23,000 petition signatures from our joint campaign to IHOP’s headquarters in Glendale, California. The petition delivery was accompanied by a GIANT stack of vegan pancakes to drive home just how hungry we are for a vegan pancake at IHOP.  The campaign, launched this summer, is …

McDonald’s Canada to Test Beyond Meat “P.L.T.” Burger

Finally beginning to catch up with plant-based demand, McDonald’s has announced that it will be trialing a plant-based “P.L.T.” Beyond Meat burger in select Canada locations. This progress is happening after mounting pressure on McDonald’s to catch up with competitors, including hundreds of comments from Compassion Over Killing supporters and popular petitions like this one. Though McDonald’s has previously debuted …

Plant-Powered Planet Protectors March for Animals and Earth at Climate Strike

Last week, animal activists converged across the country to speak up for the way animal agriculture affects our climate at the student-led Climate Strike. The Plant-Powered Planet Protectors (P4), a diverse coalition of groups including Compassion Over Killing, Plant Based Foods Association, Climate Friendly Agriculture Alliance, The Humane League, V-Dog, and Center for Biological Diversity, showed up in Washington, DC …

USDA Deregulates Pig Slaughterhouses Despite Horrible Consequences for Animals

Despite pushback from Compassion Over Killing (COK) and other animal, workers’ rights, and consumer advocacy groups, the USDA has pushed forward a new rule deregulating pig slaughter under the guise of “modernization.” But this rule is a dangerous step backwards. Now, COK is criticizing the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) rule, which comes at a time when the public …

Will Tyson Turn the Tide with Vegan Shrimp Investment?

Contrasting Tyson’s recent sinking progress in the plant-powered revolution, the poultry giant is making a splash with its latest investment: vegan shrimp. But can this massive meat company become a true food leader in today’s sea of compassionate options?  The chicken industry titan just announced a minority stake in New Wave Foods, maker of a 100% plant-based shrimp from seaweed, …

Scary Ice Cream Truck Rolls up to Nestlé to Showcase Hidden Horrors

Compassion Over Killing’s mobile billboard, disguised as a nightmarish ice cream truck, just rolled up to Nestlé’s doorstep in Arlington, Virginia, to shine a light on the abuse behind the food giant’s dairy products.  Our costumed cow handed out postcards with the billboard as a backdrop right outside Nestlé’s front door during lunch hour today. Hundreds of passersby were stunned …

Taste Test: The New Subway Beyond Meatball Marinara Sub

After years of campaigning by Compassion Over Killing, the day has finally come. Subway has launched its partnership with Beyond Meat and debuted a vegan meatball marinara sub in select locations, and COK’s Senior Director of Campaigns and Corporate Outreach, Laura Cascada, was one of the first to try it.  Though this is a limited test, Subway has told us …