The District of Columbia Proclaims August 11, 2019 “DC VegFest Day”

Days before doors open for the largest vegan eating festival on the East Coast, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an official proclamation declaring the date of the event, August 11th, 2019, “DC VegFest Day.”  The proclamation was inspired by Compassion Over Killing’s annual event which draws thousands of vegans and pre-vegans to Washington, DC every year. Mayor Bowser cites DC VegFest …

US Legislators Call for Expansion of High-Speed Slaughter Audit For Animal and Consumer Safety

Two members of Congress have fired off a letter to the USDA’s Inspector General, urging it to expand its review of the agency’s dangerous high-speed pig slaughter program to its impacts on animals and consumer safety.  As the USDA continues attempts to pass its dangerous new rule, things are getting heated. After widespread public outcry, the USDA’s Office of the …

Subway to Launch Beyond Meatball Sub After Years-Long COK Campaign

After a years-long campaign from Compassion Over Killing (COK) and our supporters, Subway told COK it will be launching a partnership with Beyond Meat to test a fully plant-based meatball marinara sub in 685 stores. The sub will come with topped with non-vegan cheese, but customers can order the meatball marinara without it for a delicious, compassionate option. COK’s campaign …

Activists Flock to Alexandria for McDonald’s Demonstration

Following the Animal Rights National Conference, this past weekend over 140 activists flocked to McDonald’s in Alexandria, Virginia, to protest the terrible treatment of birds in the burger chain’s chicken supply line.  The demonstration was part of a coalition effort led by The Humane League, Compassion Over Killing, Animal Equality, and Mercy For Animals to encourage the fast food giant …

PROGRESS: Dunkin’ Launches Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich in Manhattan

Coffee giant Dunkin’ has joined the ranks of fast-food restaurants offering plant-based meat options by debuting a Beyond Meat sausage breakfast sandwich in all Manhattan locations. Though this sandwich unfortunately comes with eggs and cheese, the new item points towards Dunkin’s further involvement in the plant-based arena.  Nearly 20,000 people have signed Compassion Over Killing’s petition urging Dunkin’ to take …

COK and Vegan Outreach Team Up to Tell IHOP: We Want Vegan Pancakes!

Pancakes have been around for centuries and are a beloved breakfast staple across the nation. But surprisingly, one of the country’s most well-known pancake giants, International House of Pancakes, (better known as IHOP), does not offer a vegan version of the popular treat for the millions of conscious consumers who are hungry for plant-based options.  That’s why Compassion Over Killing …

“Doctors Can and Should Care About Anyone’s Suffering:” an Interview With Dr. Aysha Akhtar

Ahead of the DC VegFest, we had the opportunity to chat with one of the festival’s Main Stage speakers, Dr. Aysha Akhtar. A leader in both animal rights and neurology, Dr. Akhtar’s brand new book Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies beautifully examines the deep personal connections we have with animals and how that influences …