Study: Vegetarian Diet Most Effective for Weight Loss

Compassion Over Killing Staff Health, Veg Eating

Meatless eating not only saves the lives of animals, but it can protect and improve our precious health too! After all, research has found that the leading cause of death in the US — heart disease — is preventable with a plant-based diet. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition points to a vegetarian diet …

Vegan-Strong Athlete: Rich Roll

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

Get Ready. Set. Go: Compassion Over Killing is excited to launch our new video series, Vegan-Strong Athletes! We’ll be featuring numerous sports and fitness stars who are healthy, strong, and powered by plants. In our first video, we talk with ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll, who shares the inspiring story of how a whole-foods, plant-based diet completely transformed his life. He’s …

Sweet VegWeek 2017 Success!

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Campaigns, Environment, Health, Veg Eating

VegWeek 2017 has been a sweet success, empowering thousands of people to explore meatless eating thanks to the hundreds of people who recruited friends and family to join the fun, and our amazing VegWeek Endorsers and Partners who offered motivation and encouragement! Here are a few highlights from the VegWeek food and fun. Thousands Explore Veg Eating From April 17 through April …

Join the Fun! Thousands Pledging with Celebs for VegWeek

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Campaigns, Environment, Health, Veg Eating

If you’ve thought about eating more meatless foods but aren’t sure where to start, then mark your calendar for Monday, April 17 — that’s when COK’s ninth annual VegWeek celebration kicks off! Get a head start by pledging TODAY at VegWeek.com! You’ll unlock exclusive deals from our VegWeek Partners — and get your chance at prizes, too! It’s easy: simply pledge today …

Brazil Raids Major Global Meat Producers for Alleged Bribery

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March 23 update: JBS temporarily suspended operations in 33 of its 36 meat plants in Brazil because of a “lack of sales,” according to Reuters. A dozen countries suspended all meat imports from Brazil and eight other countries halted imports from the specific plants being investigated. Guest blog by COK volunteer Simone de Lima, of Brazil: Just days ago, following a …

Big Dairy pouts that dairy-free “milk” is confusing. Our solution: label “cow milk.”

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Health, Veg Eating

Jan. 2017 Update: Sign & share our petition: Tell Big Dairy to label its products “cow milk!” Plant-based milks are flying off the shelves, as Americans ditch dairy for vegan alternatives free of cholesterol and cruelty. It seems a growing number of consumers have stopped swallowing the lies about dairy being good for our bodies, and studies continue to confirm that dairy poses many health …

World Health Summit Goes Meatless (Monday)

Compassion Over Killing Staff Health, Veg Eating

Awareness of the dire health risks presented by a diet laden with animal products is ever-growing, and so too is awareness of the many health benefits of a plant-based diet. Research reveals that processed meats can cause cancer, and even that a meat-heavy diet is as bad as smoking! On the flip side, from preventing heart disease, which tops the CDC’s list …

Tyson Recalls 66 Tons of Chicken Nuggets Possibly Containing Plastic

Compassion Over Killing Staff Health, Investigations

As Compassion Over Killing (COK) recently exposed, there are many reasons why consumers should question their Tyson Foods purchase. A massive recall of chicken nuggets possibly containing hard plastic is just the latest. A heartbreaking investigative video by COK, released in August, revealed egregious cruelty to chickens at Tyson-contracted broiler breeder factory farms, including Tyson workers punching, kicking and throwing live chickens, and …

Diets High in Animal Products Linked to Alzheimer’s

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A recent study found that the heavy consumption of meat and other animal products, typically found in Western diets, raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, explains that meat consumption has the strongest link to AD, with the dairy and egg consumption also raising the risk …