How To Save A Life: 4 Ways to Protect Pigs

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Like other animals farmed for food, pigs are highly intelligent, have individual personalities, and are able to feel pain and fear. These loving and kind animals enjoy playing, and exercising! Though they love to laze around in the mud to cool off, pigs are very clean, meticulously choosing other places for their waste. But on factory farms, pigs aren’t given …

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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

christopherl Animals, Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Victories

After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …

COK’s Irina Anta Named Co-Chair of American Bar Association’s Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Legal Advocacy

From the courtrooms to the court of public opinion, Compassion Over Killing’s dedicated legal team tirelessly defends animals and strives for justice. Now, Irina Anta, COK Counsel, will be advocating for farmed animals in a new role in addition to her innovative work at COK. Irina has just been appointed as Co-Chair of the Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee of the …

Celebrating 14 years at COK: A reflection of the past as we build a kinder future

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Campaigns, Interviews, Victories

By Erica Meier, Executive Director The New Year offers an important opportunity for reflection, which can spark creative ideas for growth and forward progress. As we enter 2019, I’m reminded that this month, January 2019, marks my 14-year anniversary working at Compassion Over Killing!   I moved to the nation’s capital in 1999 and soon started volunteering at COK. At …

Victory for Animals: Dangerous King Amendment Omitted from Farm Bill

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After months of deliberation, it looks like the 2018 Farm Bill will finally receive a vote in Congress and arrive on the President’s desk by the end of the week. The bigger news, however, is that the King Amendment is dead. The final version of the Farm Bill will not include that dangerous provision, which would have rolled back state …

VIDEO: Heartbreaking Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations

This month, Compassion Over Killing investigators have been on the ground — and in the air — in North Carolina. Among the devastating flooding, they have documented the toll of this deadly storm on the environment, surrounding residential areas, and on animals. It is a severe toll that’s been multiplied by factory farms, where manure lagoons have spilled tons of …

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Factory Farms Make Animals, People, and the Environment Sick

Stuart McDonald Animals, Blog, Environment

Recently, a poultry farm in Montgomery County, Maryland that sold both meat and eggs was shut down for animal cruelty and filthy conditions. These birds were suffering from various medical conditions and had evidently been denied veterinary care. After officials discovered the state of the farm, over 100 chickens were killed to alleviate horrific suffering and unsafe medical conditions. This …

“Kitten Lady” Hannah Shaw Speaks Out for Baby Cows Too

Stuart McDonald Animals, Blog, Campaigns

You may know her from YouTube as the Kitten Lady, a baby cat rescuer and advocate who’s taken the internet by storm–and this time Hannah Shaw is speaking up for a different kind of orphaned animal: baby cows in the dairy industry. Join her TODAY in telling pizza giant Little Caesars it’s time to take a slice out of cruelty …