Biggest VegWeek Ever: More than 9K People Take the VegPledge

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VegWeek 2018 has been a sweet and savory success, inspiring more people than ever — a record-breaking 9,300 VegPledgers — to explore the flavorful and fun world of plant-based eating for at least seven days! Thanks to our nearly 600 recruiters who empowered friends and family to take the VegPledge, compassionate celebrity Endorsers, our incredible Sponsors and Partners, a bright …

COK Rally at USDA: Investigator Delivers 250K Signatures Against High-Speed Slaughter

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Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) brought media and the voices of over a quarter million people to the doorstep of the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) in the nation’s capital, in a rally against the expansion of the federal agency’s dangerous high-speed pig slaughter program. The New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) would allow slaughterhouses to further increase their already …

‘Cow’ Calls on Kraft Heinz to Kraft a Dairy-Free BOCA

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Today, Compassion Over Killing volunteers — including a costumed cow representing millions of real cows languishing in the dairy industry — took to the sidewalk outside Kraft Heinz’s annual shareholder meeting in Pittsburgh, letting the company’s investors know that consumers are moo-ving on from cruel dairy…and they want a vegan BOCA brand! Just ahead of today’s meeting, major investment bank …

VegWeek Kicks Off Today, with Celebrities like Alicia Silverstone Inspiring Thousands to Take the VegPledge

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VegWeek 2018 is now officially underway — and the 7-Day VegPledge Challenge is on! More than 8,000 people including pro-plant celebrities, athletes, and other world-changers are exploring and enjoying the many flavors and fun of plant-based eating from April 16-22. VegWeek’s message is simple yet impactful: Together, we can change the world one week at a time! Hosted by Compassion …

‘Injured Chickens’ Race from Cruelty at Tyson’s Hometown Marathon

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Two costumed “injured chickens” limped in the annual Hogeye Marathon sponsored by Tyson Foods in Springdale, the poultry giant’s hometown, on April 14th, urging Tyson to move toward plant protein, as consumers flock away from animal cruelty. Joining the “birds” representing the hundreds of millions of real chickens suffering for Tyson products every year, Compassion Over Killing (COK) volunteers were rallying …

These Women Are Changing the World

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Women comprise almost 51% of the population — and they’re even more of a dominant force in the farm animal protection and advocacy movement! The vast majority of humans working in this field have always been female, from chefs to front-line activists to those leading organizations. These rock star advocates deserve accolades for their remarkable work to create a kinder …

Research: Oppression of Animals and Women Linked

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A new study, published in the journal of Feminism and Psychology, draws ties between attitudes about meat eating and gender, and sexism. Researchers Ashley Allcorn and Shirley M. Ogletree, who surveyed hundreds of undergraduate students at a Texas university, write that their findings “empirically supported ‘the linked oppression thesis,’ that gender and animal attitudes are connected.” “As hypothesized, pro meat-eating …

Sports Stars Team Up Against USDA’s Cruel High-Speed Slaughter Program

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Stars from across professional sports are teaming up with Compassion Over Killing’s (COK) “Not So Fast, USDA” campaign, to fight the nationwide expansion of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) hazardous high-speed pig slaughter program. Through May 2, the USDA is accepting public comments on its proposed rule, misleadingly titled “Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection,” and nearly 40,000 comments have …

Join the fun: Take the VegPledge Today!

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With 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one meat-free? That’s the empowering idea behind Compassion Over Killing’s VegWeek campaign! VegWeek 2018 kicks off on April 16, and you can get a head start on the fun right now! Take the VegPledge today. It’s easy: simply pledge now and you’ll get free recipes, product coupons, and more. You’ll instantly unlock …