Voices of Compassion: Your 4 Favorite Blogs of 2014!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

It has been an incredible year for Compassion Over Killing, and we owe much of our success to donors and supporters like you. Your generosity has been  the driving force behind our achievements, and now that we’ve gained serious momentum, we’re looking forward to accomplishing even more for animals in 2015, when we celebrate our 20th anniversary! Looking back on …

Bills’ Buried Provisions Favor Big Ag Over Environment

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Environment, Uncategorized

It’s been all-over the news: President Obama has officially signed the final government spending bill, averting yet another a near-complete government shutdown. Dubbed “cromnibus” it’s a continuous financial resolution that includes all kinds of random “kitchen sink” line items, and it reached an outrageous $1.1 trillion by the time Obama signed it last week. What’s not so much in the news are some of …

How Science is Saving Farmed Animals

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Investigations, Uncategorized

Scientists across the nation are teaming up to save animals and the environment while also feeding the world – and a roster of big-name international investors and venture capitalists are on board. Just last week, the Wall Street Journal announced that a new round of investments in Hampton Creek Foods totaled $90 million. In explaining why his firm as taken …

Corporate Bullying: Sustainable Foods Stand Up & Speak Out

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns, Uncategorized

Industrial food and Big Ag are feeling the heat — it’s from a fire created by the development of a strong wholesome sustainable food movement, and there are some clear and obvious signs that it’s getting too hot to handle. Two months ago, Compassion Over Killing shared the outrageous news that Unilever, the $60B multi-national corporate makers of Hellmann’s mayonnaise filed …

From Burger King Executive To Plant-Based Start-Up

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

Small miracles happen every day, but few would ever imagine a key player moving from the front lines of the Burger King and PepsiCo industrial food wars (multi-million dollar Super Bowl commercials included) to the socially-conscious development of a plant-based sustainable foods company. But, according to Upstart Business Journal, that’s exactly what Brian Swette recently did. The move from Burger …

You Asked, Tim Hortons Responds: Soy Milk Now Available!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns, Veg Eating

With more than 4,500 locations in Canada, Tim Hortons is the country’s largest coffee chain and the largest quick-service restaurant. Though the company didn’t have a dairy-free option for coffee — until now! Compassion Over Killing is excited to announce that your requests for dairy-free options were heard: Tim Hortons is now rolling out soy milk at participating restaurants throughout …

Sandwich Nation

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

Americans eat over 300 million sandwiches a day – that’s almost as many sandwiches as there are people in this country! And with almost 43,000 stores in 107 countries (over 25,000 of them in the US), Subway is one of the most popular places people turn to for a good ol’ sarnie. How did such a convenient culinary combination come …

Silent Side Dishes: The Stealth of Ractopamine

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Blog, Health, Veg Eating

Did you know that with almost every serving of turkey and pig meat dished out this holiday season – and all year long – there’s a stealthy side of drugs that are banned in the European Union and even China, but not the US?  It’s called Ractopamine. And it’s even in your bacon, which reaches its record-setting consumption rate during …

Campaign Update: Subway’s Vegan Options are Back in DC – for a Limited Time!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

In 2012, we shared the exciting news about Subway testing three vegan sandwiches in select DC-area locations. These hearty, protein-packed plant-based options received rave reviews from customers and media alike and were such a hit that stores ran out in a few short weeks. The test menu was deemed a huge success by the store managers who introduced these options, though Subway’s …