VICTORY for Hens: CA Ban on Battery-Cage Egg Sales Upheld!

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A decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has brought a big victory for millions of hens! The Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states that sought to block enforcement of California’s Proposition 2, which bans the sale of eggs from battery-caged hens. Compassion Over Killing (COK) applauds the news, after joining Animal Legal Defense …

Lawsuit Claims Chicken Industry Killed Birds to Illegally Inflate Prices

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Chickens are forced to endure some of the worst abuses in animal agribusiness, and Compassion Over Killing works to bring their suffering, and that of all farmed animals, to light. Our investigators have revealed birds buried alive in pits, and newly hatched chicks ground alive or left to slowly die. Despite desperate efforts by the industry to hide such abuse, COK continues to be an …

Class Action Settlement: US Dairy Industry to Pay $52 Million in Price-Fixing Conspiracy that Killed Cows and Cheated Consumers

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As Compassion Over Killing has exposed time and again, the dairy industry has consistently shown its lack of regard for animal welfare — from newborn calves who are taken away from their mothers to “spent” cows shipped off to slaughter. That’s hardly where the unethical behavior ends. According to a class action lawsuit filed in 2011, the industry’s also milking …

Justice for All: Celebrating Cheryl Leahy’s 10 Years at COK!

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A note from Compassion Over Killing’s Board of Directors:  We are so proud to celebrate Cheryl Leahy’s 10-year anniversary at COK! As General Counsel, Cheryl proves that no sector of animal agriculture is beyond the reach of COK’s challenge. She has led investigative efforts against the egg, dairy, chicken, pork, beef, turkey, and foie gras industries, and spearheaded groundbreaking legal actions against …

How Undercover Videos are Saving Lives & Changing the World

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COK’s brave undercover investigators are on an immensely important mission: to expose the truth about farmed animal abuse. They are our only eyes and ears into the secret and very dark world of factory farming, and they’re the animals’ only hope of shining a bright light on the hidden horrors they’re forced to endure everyday. Our powerful investigations have garnered award-winning …

NC Gov. Vetoes Ag-Gag, Update: Legislature Overrides Veto

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June 3, 2015 Update: Despite the Governor’s veto of this ag-gag bill, the House & Senate in North Carolina just voted to override that veto. This dangerous bill will now become law, going into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Stay tuned for more details. North Carolina’s 2015 ag-gag bill (HB405) has officially been defeated!  By vetoing this dangerous bill that …

Right to Farm… or Right to Harm?

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The meat industry has been fighting to keep the public in the dark. They’ve been feverishly working to pass dangerous ag-gag laws that would criminalize investigations of factory farms. Compassion Over Killing has been standing up for the public’s right to know what happens on factory farms every step of the way. Now, Big-Ag is pushing a new strategy: so-called …

NC Introduces Ag-Gag Bill: Here’s a Video They Don’t Want You to See

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This week, the North Carolina legislature introduced an ag-gag bill — again. Past attempts have thankfully failed, but this new threat of shutting down a powerful tool to expose the hidden horrors of animal agribusiness is very real. It’s a frightening reminder of how desperate the industry is to keep the American public in the dark. Here’s what they don’t …

Ag-Gag UPDATE: Shedding Light on the Truth

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The 2015 legislation session is now well underway in many states, and with this brings the next desperate round of Ag-Gag bill attempts. In fact, Washington state just introduced such a bill  – it aims to criminalize undercover recordings on factory farms and slaughterhouses, similar in nature to laws previously passed in Utah, Idaho, and North Dakota. It’s no wonder that …