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School of Fish Swarms Against Cruelty in Suffolk, VA

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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?

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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!

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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

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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

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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 …

Nestlé to Add Vegan Cheese and Bacon to Plant-Based Offerings

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After hearing from the more than 20,000 consumers who have spoken up against Nestlé’s dairy cruelty since our shocking investigation, the food giant is now launching vegan cheddar cheese and bacon to pair with its Awesome Burger for the ultimate vegan meal: a bacon cheeseburger!  As Nestlé scrambles to keep up with the sizzling demand for vegan products, it recently …

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

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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

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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

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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 …