USDA Deregulates Pig Slaughterhouses Despite Horrible Consequences for Animals

Stuart McDonald Blog, Campaigns

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?

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns

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 Staff Blog, Campaigns

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

Stuart McDonald Blog

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 …

New Report Exposes Workers’ Suffering inside Slaughterhouses

Stuart McDonald Blog

No slaughterhouse is safe for animals, and Compassion Over Killing investigations have shown that when slaughter lines run faster, animal suffering is greatly exacerbated. But animals aren’t the only ones at risk: a new report from Human Rights Watch shows that workers are suffering greatly, too.  As the Trump administration aims to dangerously increase slaughter line speeds in the name …

Big Dairy Pours Lies into Classrooms Through “Adopt a Cow” Program

Stuart McDonald Blog

The enormous dairy industry’s taking a hit as shoppers turn away from cow’s milk. So, in an alarming move, the industry is looking to classrooms to build its consumer base. As popularity soars for non-dairy milks like almond, soy, and oat, sales of cow’s milk reportedly plummeted to the tune of $1 billion in 2018. So it is concerning (but …

One Day Only: KFC to Trial Beyond Meat Fried Chicken in Atlanta

Stuart McDonald Blog, Campaigns

This summer has experienced a windfall of meatless options popping up in convenient fast-food restaurant locations. The latest: KFC will be testing Beyond Meat fried chicken in one Atlanta location. After teasing an Impossible Whopper, Burger King recently went nationwide with the plant-based burger, just as Subway announced a trial of a Beyond Meatball Marinara sub and Dunkin’ debuted a …

Beyond The Lies Disrupts Animal Ag at Disrupt Festival this Summer

Stuart McDonald Blog, Outreach

Compassion Over Killing’s Beyond The Lies tour has just wrapped up its impactful summer tour planting seeds of compassion and challenging viewers to try vegan eating. This year we were able to get on the road with the brand new Disrupt Festival to advocate for animals using our moving investigative video. Plus, awesome COK volunteers and BTL Program Manager Radish …

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COK Campaign Victory: Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Almond Milk to Its Menu!

ryan Campaigns, Outreach, Veg Eating

Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain with more than 7,500 locations throughout the United States, including its first Los Angeles location that opened during Labor Day weekend. Yet, it’s one of the only national coffee chains that hasn’t offered dairy-free milk to all customers – until now, thanks to your requests! We’re so excited to …