‘Okja’ Inspires Vegan Searches to Spike

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Victories

“Okja” is changing the way people look at food. The film’s release on Netflix has inspired Google searches for “vegan” to spike by 65 percent. “Okja” came out in mid-May and according to Google Trends, searches were shooting upwards by late June, meaning more people were searching for info about a vegan lifestyle. A Netflix production, the film has been …

Campaign Progress: Starbucks Debuts Protein-Packed Vegan Bowl!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Veg Eating, Victories

Thanks to a campaign by Compassion Over Killing and Jane Velez-Mitchell, and thousands of requests from compassionate coffee consumers like you, Starbucks has offered dairy-free milks — almond, soy, and coconut! — for beverages, and added vegan sides, snacks, and a breakfast option. But COK and our supporters have continued urging Starbucks to add hearty, filling, vegan foods — and the chain, …

Federal Judge Rules Utah’s Ag-Gag Law Is Unconstitutional

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations, Victories

In a victory for animals and freedom of speech, a federal judge has just ruled that Utah’s ag-gag law is unconstitutional, for violating the First Amendment. Judge Robert Shelby found that the law, which he wrote is “perfectly tailored toward … preventing undercover investigators from exposing abuses at agricultural facilities,” suppresses “broad swaths of protected speech without justification.” Though the …

CVS Stores Spotlight Healthier Vegan Foods

Compassion Over Killing Staff Veg Eating, Victories

CVS knows that people want plants, and in an effort to spotlight healthier foods, the convenience store has made it even finding vegan options even more convenient. The chain added a whole host of new options to store shelves for healthier grab-and-go snack choices. As part of a series of upgrades, the popular chain is offering plant-based eats, including many under its …

VICTORY: Lightlife Brand Goes 100% Vegan

Compassion Over Killing Staff Veg Eating, Victories

Following a campaign by Compassion Over Killing (COK), a few years ago Lightlife drastically reduced the use of eggs in their line of vegetarian foods, by 166,000 eggs annually! The brand also introduced three exciting new vegan items. Now chickens, and all animals, have more news to celebrate: Lightlife has announced all of its products will be 100% vegan by the …

Campaign Progress: Starbucks Adds Vegan Breakfast Option!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Campaigns, Veg Eating, Victories

With requests pouring in from compassionate coffee consumers looking for animal-friendly options, Starbucks has taken several positive steps, including being one of the first US coffee chains to offer soy milk. Compassion Over Killing (COK) has been urging the company to take next steps by adding vegan foods to its menu, via our Change.org petition we launched with Jane Velez-Mitchell. After hearing from …

USDA Issues Major Animal Welfare Standards for Organic Farms

Compassion Over Killing Staff Victories

May 12 update: This week, USDA delayed this animal welfare standards rule for the second time and is now asking the public to comment on the protections—again! Please submit a comment here before the deadline on June 9. Suggested sample comment language: Secretary Perdue, as an American, I demand the organic animal welfare rule go into effect immediately. The final Organic Livestock and …

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

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Legal Advocacy, Victories

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 …

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

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Campaigns, Legal Advocacy, Victories

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 …