Cows & Consumers Celebrate: Ben & Jerry’s Announces 4 Vegan Flavors

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream — dairy-free ice cream that is! For ice cream lovers, Ben & Jerry’s is the holy grail of decadent dessert delights. Known for its mouthwatering flavor combos and catchy concepts (The Tonight Dough, anyone?), the ever-popular ice creamery has earned a cult following for a very good reason: it knows its …

Hellmann’s to Make Vegan Sandwich Spread After Dropping Suit Against Hampton Creek

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A couple of years ago, the idea of Hellmann’s making a vegan mayo would have been met with quips like “when pigs fly.” But as of today, swine have hit the skies: Hellmann’s announced the release of an eggless “Carefully Crafted Dressing & Sandwich Spread” — aka, a vegan (dare we say it!) “mayo.” The product is due to hit store shelves later …

Campaign Update: Quorn Rolling Out More Vegan Options!

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Need more proof that vegan eating keeps getting easier? In amazing news for vegans and meat-eaters alike, Quorn, the popular, UK-based maker of meat-free foods, will be rolling out new vegan products in the US starting in early 2016.  COK has worked with several major food companies — including Morningstar Farms, Lightlife, and BOCA Foods — persuading them to reduce or eliminate …

Brazil’s Largest City Says Au Revoir to Foie Gras

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Legislators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the country’s largest city, recently voted to ban the production and sale of foie gras, a so-called “delicacy” made from the diseased livers of ducks and geese.  The law will go into effect in August. As noted by Sao Paulo City Councilman Laercio Benko, the author of the law, “Foie gras is an appetizer for the wealthy. It …

Campaign Update: Subway Widely Expands Vegan Menu in DC & LA!

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You’ve been asking for vegan options, and Subway is listening! Compassion Over Killing is excited to announce that Subway, the world’s largest restaurant chain, is widely expanding its vegan menu: In the Washington, DC area, more than 300 Subway stores are in the process of rolling out a vegan menu that includes the all-vegan Malibu Garden and Black Bean sandwiches!  …

Second NYC Public School Goes Veg

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New York City’s Peck Slip School (PS343) in lower Manhattan recently announced that it’s taken meat off the cafeteria menu, making it the second public school in New York City to serve all-vegetarian fare to students. In the spring of 2013, Public School 244 in Queens launched the first all-veg menu in the city’s public school system and by the …

Criminal Animal Cruelty

COK Investigation Video Prompts Criminal Animal Cruelty Charges

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Last week, Compassion Over Killing released a heart-breaking undercover video exposing the callous and violent mistreatment of newborn calves at Quanah Cattle Co. in Weld County, Colorado. Quanah buys, temporarily confines, and then sells these very young animals, most of whom are male and are unwanted in the dairy industry since they won’t produce milk.